Dance Spectrum International: Singapore

 

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How can we afford young people with developmental disabilities the same opportunities and experiences as their peers? The Autism Research Centre of Singapore helps educate people about autism and dedicates to serve individuals in the country with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The charity was established in 2000 and has since become the leader not only in fundraising, but implementing real change for individuals who need assistance asserting independence in their lives. The Pathlight School is one of their primary resources that offers both mainstream academics and essential life skills for students with autism.  Additionally, they host many events and fundraising opportunities to contribute to their efforts.

The Dance Spectrum International is one of these events that is essential to the Autism Research Center. It offers a life-changing experience for many of these young people.

Dance Spectrum International has become an annual tradition. In past years, dancers have performed acts titled such as “Christmas isn’t Christmas until..” This performance raised $132,602 toward supporting the Pathlight School Building Fund.

The most recent performance was help on December 4th, hosted at the Republic Cultural Centre. At this beautiful cultural landmark,  Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng in the Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency and Guest Member and Ms Irene Ng attended the “Concert of Hope” in support of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

 

For more on the Autism research center, and to see how you can contribute, please see Autism.org.sg.

Autism Resource Centre

The Autism Resource Centre’s mission is to “help individuals with an autism spectrum disorder maximise their potential in life through advocacy and provision of services in education, employment and empowering of family caregivers / professionals.”

Earlier this month, the organization, in conjunction with the Dance Spectrum Institute (DSI), hosted a “Concert of Hope,” a dance performance at the Republic Cultural Centre, Singapore. Guest of Honor, Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng in the Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency and Guest Member, Ms Irene Ng attended the December 4th performance.

DSI donated all proceeds to the Employability and Employment Centre of the Autism Resource Centre. Donors contributed via director sponsorship, ticket purchases, sponsor-a-child programs, and the sponsor souvenir programme.

For more information, be sure to visit the Autism Research Centre website.