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Mr Zhang Liyuan

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Liyuan graduated from NUS as a psychology major. Due, in part, to his own childhood experiences, he found that he identified strongly with the works of Jean Piaget, a renowned psychologist known for his groundbreaking theories on childhood development. 

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Sesame Street to tackle autism with new muppet

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WASHINGTON: Sesame Street has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago. Now it’s taking on a new challenge: Autism. The groundbreaking public television children’s program is introducing a new character, a muppet named Julia who has autism, the show’s […]

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Cleaner with autism makes mum proud

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When her son was diagnosed with autism at age two, Madam Lin Bi Zhi, 52, cried every day at first. She did not know what to do, or what future her son would have. But today, she watches proudly as Mr Goh Wei Han, 19, prepares himself every morning for his work as a facility […]

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Social and School Readiness Class

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Starting their school life in the unfamiliar environment of a mainstream school can be a traumatic experience for a child with autism. A sudden break in their normal routine, a barrage of new rules and a sea of strange new faces can lead to a world of trouble and embarrassment for an unprepared child.   […]

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A quieter experience for autistic shoppers

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Shopping is stressful and overwhelming for some people with autism as they can be hypersensitive to the lights and sounds in stores. To make shopping environments more conducive for them, a group of volunteers is working with stores to institute a “quiet hour” before or at the start of operations. During this hour, store lights […]

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Towards an inclusive workplace

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Mr Justin Chua is a bright young man who holds a diploma, but he could not get a permanent job. It was not because the 27-year-old did not try his best. Mr Chua, who has autism, could not cope with the demands at work and did not know how to clarify expectations with his employer. […]

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