If you would like to nominate a deserving person for the Jimmy Daruwalla Award, please click here HERE

The Dr Jimmy Daruwalla Award will recognise a person or organisation who has ​raised awareness of dyslexia in Singapore, or made a significant impact in service to people with dyslexia, or has made a vital contribution to Singapore's understanding of dyslexia through research, or significantly advanced our capacity to successfully provide intervention for people with dyslexia. 
  • Award will be presented at a major DAS event as decided by the DAS Board
  • The Award will not be awarded that year if there is no worthy recipient.
  • Nominees are not limited to Singaporeans and can be current or former Board, Committee or staff of DAS.
  • DAS management will recommend the recipient for the approval of the DAS Board. 
  • Nominations can also be made by a member of the public.
  • The DAS Board's decision will be final.


Past Winner



Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

Professor Fawcett has been instrumental in initiating the research efforts and culture at DAS.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of our Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences first published in 2014.  There has been seven issues of APJDD since and include articles from local and overseas contributors as well as many research articles from DAS staff.  Angela is also the editor of the annual DAS Handbook which has reports on the evaluation of all DAS programmes as well as additional essays.  There has since been three Handbooks since 2014.  Angela also sits on the DAS Research Committee which has prompted, guided and encouraged DAS colleagues to submit DAS research to the above publications as well as to various local and overseas conferences including the upcoming UnITE SpLD Conference.  Programme evaluation and research of our efforts is critical to DAS as it adds reliability to the efficacy of our programmes and services.  I am grateful that today, DAS can be considered a "research organization" and the whole of DAS is actively involved in research efforts.  Angela's contribution to the evolvement of this research culture at DAS cannot be over-emphasised and she is most worthy to be the first recipient of the inaugural Dr Jimmy Daruwalla Award.

Unite 2017 Jimmy Daruwalla Award

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