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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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Articles & JournalsSmart Nation push should help special needs students

President Halimah Yacob said this should be done as part of the country’s Smart Nation push, a national effort to support better living using technology. She was speaking during a community engagement visit yesterday to Metta School, which caters to students from the ages of seven to 21 who have autism and mild intellectual disabilities. […]

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Articles & JournalsS’porean woman, 26, grew up embarrassed of her 2 brothers with autism. Her company now champions them.

You might assume that having grown up in a family with two brothers on the autism spectrum, Debra Lam would be predisposed to championing causes involving people with disabilities (PWDs). For the 26-year-old, that wasn’t the case. In fact, throughout much of her adolescence, Lam admits she wasn’t too fond of her elder and younger […]

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Articles & JournalsDuke-NUS study finds possible link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

SINGAPORE — A team of scientists led by Duke-NUS Medical School has found a potential link between autism and a commonly prescribed antidepressant — but also a possible treatment. The team of researchers from Singapore and South Korea found that mice that had been exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine in the womb behaved differently, compared with […]

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Articles & JournalsTrump tells Americans: Go get your measles vaccination

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to protect themselves with the measles vaccination as the number of cases of the once-eradicated disease in the United States hit the highest levels since 2000. The growing outbreak in pockets across the country has triggered multiple public health efforts seeking to limit exposure to measles, […]

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Articles & JournalsHope, worry & sacrifice: S’porean parents share what it’s like to bring up a child with autism

Trips to the shopping malls used to be a chore for 7-year-old Nabil Rifqi’s family. Whenever they went to one, Nabil would break away from his family and begin to either run around aimlessly, wail, roll around the floor, or a combination of all three. To defuse the situation as quickly as possible, his parents […]

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Articles & Journals3 myths about autism dispelled by new movie, Guang

An estimated one per cent of Singapore’s population are affected by autism. Doesn’t sound like much? Considering Singapore’s population is over 5 million, that would mean our country has at least 50,000 individuals with autism – with an estimated 200 new cases diagnosed annually. Despite the considerable numbers, and the fact that the prevalence of […]

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Articles & JournalsArtwork such as handpainted handheld fans by students from the autism-centred Pathlight School will also be sold in a vending machine

SINGAPORE — Be prepared to spend even before you get to the various attractions on Sentosa Island: Chilli crab, sun-block lotion, books and even a drone are now on sale in vending machines installed along the Sentosa Boardwalk. These are all part of a new innovative retail experience to get more people to use the […]

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