Mr Zhang Liyuan


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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It Changed My Life: Chum to her son, champ for the autistic

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//Mrs Leong Geok Hoon, 60, Founder of Adelaide Harvests, with her son, Mr Leong Keat Mun, 24, Undergraduate, at home on Feb 10, 2017. He is holding an acrylic painting, titled "La Gioconda come una Leonessa - Laboratorio di Fotographia" that he painted.
//For It Changed My Life series. When her youngest son was diagnosed as autistic, Tan Geok Hoon, a former high flying banker, started raising awareness about the condition including helping to found the Autism Resource Centre. She recently started an online business selling artisanal Aussie products while her autistic son completes his product design degree in Australia.
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For nearly three decades, Mrs Leong Geok Hoon led the frenetic life of a corporate high-flyer in banking and application management. But two years ago, she pulled the brakes on her successful and lucrative career to be with her son while he studies for a degree in product design at the University of South Australia […]

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8-year-old boy with autism finally gets to go to school


Usually he plays nursery rhymes on YouTube, or the theme song to SpongeBob SquarePants. But in the past week, Aqil Nabil Maulid has been putting Majulah Singapura on repeat. The national anthem, sung every day by children in schools here, was new and exciting to Nabil, who started school only on Jan 16 despite being […]

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Boy with autism found after three-hour search


Ms Brenda Tan let her son out of her sight – and in a few seconds he was nowhere to be found near their Hougang home. It took a nail-biting three hours or so before she received a call and learnt the boy, who has autism, had been found – at Changi Airport. Last Friday, […]

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Life after graduation: Special education students at work

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SINGAPORE: “Faiz, can you pack all these things into a box and seal it?” asked Mark Maranan, lead cook at the central kitchen of restaurant chain Han’s central kitchen. Faiz Muhsin nodded. “One, two, three…,” the 20-year-old started counting while packing the items. The task may seem easy to most people, but for Faiz, who has a […]

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NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 Raises Over $140,000


Organised by the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA) and NUS Bizad Club, the annual NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 attracted more than 1,400 participants and raised more than S$140,000 for financially disadvantaged NUS Business School undergraduates and the Autism Resource Centre (ARC), a not-for-profit charity, last Saturday, 14 January 2017. The event was graced […]

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