Social for Our Friends who are Differently Abled- SOFDA
A social gathering or party, especially of or as given by an organized group
An informal social event for members of a group
A friendly gathering usually for a special reason
This is a social platform set out to transform the workplace and community into kinder, friendlier and more welcoming places for our friends who are differently abled (with special focus on our friends who have either been diagnosed or suspected to have high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome) by building awareness in the community about the possible sensory and social needs of these friends.
Join us in our clause by following and liking us on the official Facebook Page to connect and receive updates on our events!
30 Nov 18- 2 Dec 18
We kickstarted our campaign at The SmartKids Asia 2018 with a drawing/writing competition for all ages (2 years up).
The topic was "What can I do for a friend who is feeling sad/lonely?"
We received overwhelming response of more than 100 entries of drawings over the three days and was touched by some of the responses.
Follow us as we post up some entries as well as announce the winners.
7 Oct 18
Coffee/tea cup- socialization usually take place over a cup of drinks, be it a coffee, tea or soft drink. Having a drink tend to be a comfortable and relaxing activity to do together and is great for bonding.
Heart - The heart makes up the cup handle and is in red and white, symbolic of Singapore being a country full of love.
Outreached hands with opened palm - Be the one who reaches out with open palm as a sign of acceptance.
6 Oct 18
In an article published a few years back (Dec 2016), it is reported that 1 in 150 children has Autism. These children are amongest us the community, in the schools, the playground and they need friends.
How are we teaching our children to be their friends?
30 Sept 18
It seems appropriate to kick start our campaign by sharing this quote as our very first post.
In our quest to build a kinder, more gracious and a friendlier Singapore for our friends who are differently abled, we need to start LISTENING.
Lets put our electric gadgets aside and start having REAL conversations with people around us, start with the friend who have been constantly exchanging Whatsapp massages with you!
The more we LISTEN with our hearts, the more we can EMPATHIZE!