March 31, 2014

Non-Profit Spotlight: Society for the Physically Disabled, Singapore

SINGAPORE - The Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) of Singapore is a non-profit organization which is committed to "working in partnership with people with disabilities to develop their potential to the fullest so that they can be self-reliant and independent." SPD provides a number of programs and support services including: day care, vocational training, sheltered employment, education support, technology support and special transport. The dedicated transport service provides trips from home to the SPD Ability Centre and back for those who have difficulty using public transport. The service is wheelchair accessible and fees are based on income.


Dedicated Transport Service


SPD Corporate Video - 2012

March 30, 2014

Provider Profile: PART Paratransit

NEW YORK - PART Paratransit is the ADA paratransit service of Putnam County, NY. The service is available for eligible residents who are unable to use regular public transportation due to a physical or mental disability. In the following video, two users share their experience using PART Paratransit and give a brief overview of how the system operates.

Women Rescued from Ambulette after East Harlem Explosion

NEW YORK - Among the injured victims of the East Harlem apartment building explosion of March 12, 2014 was a 79 year disabled woman who remained trapped in the medical transport van she was a passenger in which appeared to have been abandoned by both it's operator and the woman's health-aide. A passerby spotted the woman, and together with other Good Samaritans were abled to get the her out of the vehicle which was covered with debris from the blast. Later the driver and attendant returned saying they had left to get help. For more information see: Woman Says She Was Abandoned, Then Rescued, During East Harlem Blast (CBS-New York).