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Articles & JournalsMore kids with autism, raising demand for school places

More Singapore children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) each year, with demand for places in schools for them going up as well. In the past five years, public hospitals reported an annual increase of about 15 per cent of autism cases among children aged up to 6 years.     For full […]

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Articles & JournalsNational Museum of Singapore opens a Quiet Room for children with special needs

he National Museum of Singapore has launched a Quiet Room on Aug 1. This dedicated space is suitable for children who might experience sensory or social overstimulation, in particular children on the autism spectrum who may need a calmer environment. The 25 sq m room is supported by BNP Paribas Singapore and is designed to […]

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Articles & JournalsPetition calls for changes to new PSLE system

An online petition has been launched calling on the Education Ministry (MOE) to change the way the new Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scoring system will be applied to children exempted from studying mother tongue languages (MTLs). As of last night, the petition posted on Change.org on Saturday by parent Marianne Wee had garnered more […]

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Articles & JournalsPathlight to open new campus in Tampines to meet demand

To meet an increase in demand for primary-level places, Pathlight School will open a new campus in Tampines in January 2023 which can take in 500 pupils with autism spectrum disorder. This is in addition to its main school in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and its interim campus in Ang Mo Kio Street 44. […]

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Articles & JournalsNTU student overcomes two brain haemorrhages to graduate

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student Felicia Lim was at home one day in April 2017 when she realised she was unable to move her left arm. Her father rushed her to Changi General Hospital where, after a brain scan, doctors found she had bleeding in the brain due to arteriovenous malformation, an abnormal tangle of […]

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Articles & JournalsEfforts in Singapore to help companies be more inclusive to those with autism

Minister Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Manpower, recently addressed queries around how companies can be more inclusive to individuals with autism, in response to MP Cheng Li Hui. Currently, the following efforts are underway to help companies hire individuals with autism: Up to 16% wage subsidy, through the Special Employment Credit, to employers who hire […]

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Articles & JournalsMore Singaporean men choosing to be stay-at-home dads

SINGAPORE – After teaching communications at a polytechnic for 12 years, 49-year-old Mr Kelvin Seah decided to quit last year and work from home so he could look after his two sons. His wife, a 47-year-old social worker, felt it was important for one parent to be at home all the time to supervise Jaedon, […]

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Articles & JournalsOnline platform hopes to make learning about autism fun for caregivers

SINGAPORE — When Madam Suzanna Chua first suspected that her 10-year-old son had autism, she did what many parents might have done: She turned on the computer and googled “autism”. The 36-year-old teacher then clicked on the websites that appeared high up in the search results and read the recommended “remedies”. “Anything that comes along, […]

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Articles & JournalsJob redesign guide launched to help firms be more inclusive

SINGAPORE – Autism is not proving any barrier at all when cafe worker Carmen Tan serves customers with a smile and friendly cheer. Ms Tan, 23, is thriving at speciality coffee company Foreword Coffee thanks in large part to the way the firm has accommodated her with initiatives such as printing laminated instructions, simplifying processes […]

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Articles & JournalsLoving father shares a video of his son’s aggressive meltdown to raise autism awareness

A loving father has shared a video capturing his son’s meltdown on the eve of Hari Raya, in a bid to spread awareness about autism. The father, Mr Iman Wan’s post seems to have been prompted by a viral video of an autistic contestant achieving widespread fame through the America’s Got Talent platform. Kodi Lee, […]

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