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Art for Autism: All Things Singapore

Singapore-themed paintings by 33 differently-abled artists are showcased at “Art for Autism: All Things Singapore”. The exhibition is held at the East Garden Foyer of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore until 30 August 2017. Most of the paintings are for sale.

The artists are part of Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme. The award-winning programme was launched in […]

July 28th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Largest platform for visual artists with disabilities opens

Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore is holding its annual art exhibition with the theme of “Welcome to Paradise” this year at Changi City Point Basement Atrium.

The event showcases about 100 artworks by more than 35 artists. It is the largest platform for artists with disabilities to achieve financial independence through art. All artworks exhibited are on sale.

VSA […]

July 17th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Team Singapore wins bronze at BISFED 2017 Asia and Oceania Championships

Team Singapore clinched a bronze at the BISFED 2017 Asia and Oceania Championships this May in Hong Kong.

The team comprised Nurulasyigah binte Mohammad Taha (32), Toh Sze Ning (23), and Faye Lim (19). The bronze is in the BC3 category, for players with limited motor function on all four limbs and use assistive devices, such as […]

July 6th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

5 activities for kids with disabilities this June holidays (and beyond)

We’re a little past the mid-point for this school holidays, but many of you parents are still looking out for activities you can do with your kids. Check out our pick of children’s programmes that are friendly to kids who have disabilities.

1. Quiet Mondays at National Museum

As part of its Children’s Season line-up, the National […]

June 19th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

This social enterprise serving Italian comfort food to kids has a vision for an inclusive future

My NoNNa’s is a social enterprise that hires people with intellectual disabilities in Singapore.

Ms Geraldine Tan, Founder and CEO of the Italian comfort food chain, believes that individuals with intellectual disabilities should not stay at home and be allowed to withdraw into themselves; they should work and integrate with society. “When they stay at home, […]

June 15th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

New fitness programme at Stroke Support Station (S3): WALKON

Stroke Support Station (S3) has a new fitness programme: WALKON. WALKON can help stroke survivors walk better, improve gait speed and boost their overall health. […]

June 14th, 2017|News & Promotions|0 Comments

7 things we learned about inclusive art at the 2017 Arts and Disabilities Forum

During a workshop at the 2017 Art and Disability Forum, participants were asked to pair up, hold a single pen, and draw a pineapple in two minutes.

The activity had two rules: They were to have a clear idea of how to draw the fruit, and not to give way. They were also not to […]

May 25th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

This boy with autism gets the best gift—twice—from a taxi company

Children on the Autism Spectrum often have a particular attachment to specific objects. It may change over time, or it may be lifelong. These can be music, art, computers, car registration numbers, bus timetables, or Thomas the Tank Engine.

These objects of attachment can be a great source of comfort, because time spent with these […]

May 25th, 2017|Stories|1 Comment

A little technology is all it takes to open up job opportunities

Office tasks that we take for granted–reading and writing documents, for example–can be significant challenges for people who have impaired vision. It’s easy to assume that people who can’t see clearly also cannot work in the office–until we realise that basic tools, like document magnifiers, may be all that’s needed for them be productive at work.

After spending […]

May 18th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Motivated mothers tell how early intervention helped their kids with their special needs

Mrs Lenny Lee’s 4 year old son is cheerful and bubbly, and can read and sing. Mrs Christina Cheng’s 6 year old boy is happy and affectionate.

That is why when the children were diagnosed with autism, both mothers were taken by surprise.

Mrs Cheng recounts, “The first time the doctor told us, we didn’t believe him, […]

May 14th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments