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Articles & JournalsHer son has special needs, so she fights for him to experience life in all its colour

SINGAPORE — She put him in a mainstream primary school, then challenged him to take Malay as a second language (their mother tongue is Chinese). She also fought for him to be allowed to enlist in National Service, but the Ministry of Defence exempted him because it felt clerical duty would still be too challenging. […]

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Articles & JournalsWoman who pried open MRT doors allegedly chasing after her sister with autism

On Aug. 28, a woman pried open the train doors at Little India MRT station as she appeared to have wanted to get onto the train badly. Chasing after sister with autism The woman’s actions have been criticised and she was condemned for pulling off a dangerous act that could have potentially caused the train […]

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Articles & JournalsInclusive music in the air as autistic son plays with dad

When his 10-year-old son Orion was diagnosed with autism seven years ago, Mr Stuart Ang would not have dreamt that he would one day play in a concert with his son. But yesterday, that became a reality for the music enthusiast. The pair, who played the French horn, joined about 100 other musicians as part […]

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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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