Highlights of the Month

There are some things that we can do to help children with brain injuries. 

Your child may have been labeled as being developmentally delayed, hyperactive, or as having cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, stroke, attention deficit disorder...

At various points in a parent’s caregiving journey would come the anxiety and dilemma in deciding the...

A Special Day Out

We are often a hair’s breadth away from messing up a family outing. It is not just about special needs parenting, but simply—parenting. Much of it...

The school holidays are here! While some parents are excited and have made plans to occupy their children’s...

Rochee: The Friendliest Cockroach is a sensory-friendly performance produced by Esplanade’s children’s

To S.I.R With Love

Friends talk about ideas all the time. Ideas stay afloat for a while then they are drowned by the tides of time. So when two friends caught up with each other over lunch...

When Sadness Comes...

In the animation comedy Inside Out, the character, Joy, could not understand the need for Sadness to...  

Portrait from the Heart, Special Seeds Singapore and Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) are pleased to invite all families of young persons with special needs to our first combined community event!

Date: Saturday, 29 October 2016

Time: 9am to 6pm 

Venue: Tampines Central Community Centre Multipurpose Hall


Programme highlights: 

- Have your family portrait professionally taken, printed and framed on the spot to take back with you 

- Receive digital shots of the photos in a unique thumb drive 

- Professional hairdo, make-up for all 

- Face painting done for children by the team from Shiseido 

- Family goody bag with useful items and vouchers

- Mascot appearances

- Free walking pet balloon for children and teens

- Entertainment and games 

- Fancy costumes for children below 12 to borrow for photo taking 


Limited slots available for only 36 families. Priority will be given to those who have not attended any event by Portrait from the Heart. So register now!


Transport has always been a topic close to heart for the special needs community especially for those... 

It doesn't matter what your trouble is, Telly the therapy dog will listen without judging.

Mary Low, a successful social entrepreneur, shares her story of how a teacher’s passion in helping others made her who she is today.  

Wendy is a mother to a child diagnosed with Dyslexia, ADHD and Dyspraxia. She shares with us her story of how dedicated teachers had helped them. 

It has been over a month since we bade farewell to Teo Pei Shan, who, in all her 17 years of life, had been an inspiration to many in spite of her medical challenges.

What do white sandy beaches, blue seas and a rustic beach resort have anything to do with Autism? Everything, according to this film by first-time Malaysian film director...

In the domain of speech and language development, parents too are the champions that a child needs. The development of communication skills...

Question of the Month

  • Q: What are the various compressive suits available and in what way do they help a child with special needs?

    A: There are various compressive suits available worldwide, just do a google search on compressive suits for therapy and a long list will appear. Each suit has different properties, is made of different materials and claims to have certain benefits. For example: compressive suits for children with autism are supposed to improve sensory input. Compressive suits have also been used for children with poor balance and proprioception (knowing where your limbs are in space). However, not all suits are suitable for all children. Compressive suits can cause increased difficulty in breathing, worsen scoliosis or hip dysplasia if not fitted properly.

    Please consult your therapist for an assessment before use.

    Janell Lee
    Paediatric Physiotherapist

Video Spotlight

Credit: A video by Channel 5

Credit: A video by Trixie Chua & Celine Kim for Special Seeds Singapore.

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