Local Scene - October '16

Date

Link

31 October 2016

3 teachers and 4 schools recognised for contributions in special education

Source: The Straits Times

29 October 2016

Inclusive' pre-schools must have enough special-needs teachers

Source: The Straits Times

26 October 2016

Assess charities on impact they make

Source: The Straits Times

24 October 2016

Teacher gives students with disabilities hope

Source: The Straits Times

24 October 2016

Gadgets for disabled drivers get green light

Source: The Straits Times

23 October 2016

Capturing special moments of people with special needs

Source: The Straits Times

20 October 2016

Learning to handle kids with special needs

Source: The New Paper

19 October 2016

Asking the right questions about charities

Source: The Straits Times

16 October 2016

Hearing-impaired pianist hears the music in his mind

Source: The Straits Times

16 October 2016

It Changed My Life: Hearing-impaired pianist hears the music in his mind

Source: The Straits Times

15 October 2016

Restaurant Owners to Donate Proceeds to Help Autistic Boy

Source: The New Paper

13 October 2016

Coping when some do not see family's pain

Source: The Straits Times

12 October 2016

"My son’s autism breakthrough”

Source: Smart Parents

12 October 2016

Painting the town purple, together

Source: The Straits Times

11 October 2016

Connecting With Autism

Source: Channel NewsAsia

11 October 2016

Landmark buildings to be lit up in purple in show of support for people with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

10 October 2016

Yip Pin Xiu to receive S$400,000 for her two gold medals at Rio Paralympics: Grace Fu

Source: Channel NewsAsia

9 October 2016

Hands-on approach to raise awareness for para-sports

Source: The Straits Times

9 October 2016

Providing for the people you care about

Source: The Straits Times

9 October 2016

The will to leave a legacy

Source: The Straits Times

8 October 2016

How therapy dog helped girl with rare conditions believe in herself

Source: AsiaOne

8 October 2016

Pathlight students suit Timberland to a T

Source: The Straits Times

8 October 2016

Teen Artist with Asperger's Impresses Big Companies with His Designs

Source: The New Paper

7 October 2016

“My 9-year-old daughter drools, so classmates stay away”

Source: Smart Parents

7 October 2016

Four local students with disabilities awarded the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship to further tertiary education and careers in IT

Source: Microsoft Singapore

5 October 2016

‘I have never treated myself as disabled’

Source: Today Online

4 October 2016

New chief for disability sports in S’pore

Source: Today Online

3 October 2016

Down does not mean out: 7 Down syndrome girls shine as models for clothing store

Source: The Straits Times

3 October 2016

She helps pupils with special needs cope in school

Source: The Straits Times

1 October 2016

Man who lost limbs to GBS infection now plays wheelchair rugby

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 23:56

Local Scene - September '16

Date

Link

29 September 2016

19-year-old stays upbeat despite heart condition

Source: The Straits Times

29 September 2016

School Gives Him Hope and a Future

Source: The New Paper

28 September 2016

Commentary: The story that almost didn’t get told

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 September 2016

ST Kinetics and UOB receive top Community Chest award for continued support

Source: The Straits Times

28 September 2016

World's first baby born from 3-person technique: Report

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 September 2016

He's Deaf and Driving for Uber

Source: The New Paper

27 September 2016

Amateurs join professionals in Jerome Bel's dance Gala

Source: The Straits Times

26 September 2016

Art Helps to Calm These Special-Needs Kids

Source: The New Paper

26 September 2016

Coming soon: Nursing rooms at bus interchanges, MRT stations

Source: Today Online

26 September 2016

Uber helps hearing-impaired drivers to manage booking requests

Source: Today Online

26 September 2016

Uber launches features to help the hearing-impaired work as drivers

Source: Channel NewsAsia

25 September 2016

Dancing to a Different Tune

Source: The New Paper

25 September 2016

Paralympians Inspire Both Young and Old

Source: The New Paper

25 September 2016

Shooting for Her Dream

Source: The New Paper

20 September 2016

Celebratory parade for Rio 2016 Paralympians on Saturday

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 September 2016

Deaf students who sign can join mainstream primary school from 2018

Source: Today Online

20 September 2016

Demand up for special needs swimming classes

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 September 2016

Primary and secondary students with hearing loss to get more help in designated schools

Source: The Straits Times

20 September 2016

Singapore Airlines rewards double Paralympic gold-medallist Yip Pin Xiu with 1 million KrisFlyer miles

Source: The Straits Times

19 September 2016

Blind, But Far from Left Behind

Source: The New Paper

19 September 2016

Fine show is legacy of APG

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Chat with Singapore's triple Paralympic champion Yip Pin Xiu

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Disabled Singaporeans who don't let anything stand in the way of getting fit and enjoying sports

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Raising Singapore's Paralympic heroes: Theresa Goh's parents speak

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Rio Daily: Theresa Proud of TeamSG as Games Comes to Close

Source: Active SG

17 September 2016

Govt study award launched to help people with disabilities deepen skills

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 September 2016

I’m racing for equality, not money: Yip Pin Xiu

Source: Today Online

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu's parents on raising a champion

Source: The Straits Times

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore sailors withdraw from event after one suffers seizure

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Yip Pin Xiu clinches Singapore’s 2nd gold medal

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Yip Pin Xiu wins 2nd gold at Rio Games, says 'words cannot describe how I feel now'

Source: The Straits Times

15 September 2016

Cars stop, and help arrives for blind pedestrian at traffic junction

Source: The Straits Times

15 September 2016

Give more support to Paralympic team

Source: Today Online

15 September 2016

Honour Yip, but don't put her in the same league as Schooling

Source: AsiaOne

15 September 2016

ST Interview: Paralympian Theresa Goh's parents Mr Bernard Goh and Ms Rose Mok

Source: The Straits Times

14 September 2016

Lego honours Singapore para-swimmers Yip Pin Xiu, Theresa Goh with mini-figures

Source: Channel NewsAsia

14 September 2016

Paralympics: Bendemeer Sec, Yip Pin Xiu's former school, to screen 50m backstroke S2 final live

Source: The Straits Times

13 September 2016

Singapore on track for best Paralympics showing; President Tony Tan's note of encouragement

Source: The Straits Times

12 September 2016

Paralympics: '17 years of training and perseverance... Nobody knows our journey like us', Yip Pin Xiu tells Theresa Goh

Source: The Straits Times

12 September 2016

Paralympics: Bronze medallist Theresa Goh has carried disability sports torch for over 10 years

Source: The Straits Times

12 September 2016

Paralympics: One down, one more to go for Yip Pin Xiu - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/paralympics-one-down-one-more-go-yip-pin-xiu#sthash.RgowRzV0.dpuf

Source: AsiaOne

11 September 2016

Docs fail to save baby with rare liver disease

Source: The Straits Times

11 September 2016

Malaysian Paralympic gold medallists to get same cash reward as Olympians

Source: The Straits Times

11 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore's Theresa Goh is 2nd-fastest qualifier in 100m breast SB4 final

Source: The Straits Times

11 September 2016

Prize money debate reignites after Yip Pin Xiu’s gold-medal win

Source: Today Online

11 September 2016

She knows what it takes after caring for six

Source: The Straits Times

10 September 2016

‘You have made Singapore very proud today’: PM Lee to Paralympic gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu

Source: Channel NewsAsia

10 September 2016

‘You have made Singapore very proud today’: PM Lee to Yip Pin Xiu

Source: Today Online

10 September 2016

Paralympics: Gold and a new world record for Yip Pin Xiu

Source: The Straits Times

10 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore swimmer Yip Pin Xiu beats own record to clinch gold

Source: Channel NewsAsia

10 September 2016

Yip Pin Xiu sets two world records in gold-medal swim at Paralympics

Source: Today Online

9 September 2016

Positive feedback for move to ensure more protection for the vulnerable: MSF

Source: The Straits Times

9 September 2016

Strong support for Vulnerable Adults Bill, says MSF

Source: Channel NewsAsia

8 September 2016

Helping kids with learning problems

Source: The Straits Times

7 September 2016

'I'm still able, so why can't I cycle?'

Source: The New Paper

7 September 2016

Paralympics: Mediacorp to broadcast some Team Singapore events live

Source: The Straits Times

8 September 2016

Don't write off babies with microcephaly

Source: The Straits Times

6 September 2016

Children with mild developmental needs require continual support

Source: Today Online

6 September 2016

Meet the Fantastic Four: S’pore’s medal hopefuls at the upcoming Paralympics

Source: Today Online

6 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore's Yip Pin Xiu on reaching goals despite circumstances

Source: The Straits Times

4 September 2016

Riding to establish her freedom

Source: The Straits Times

2 September 2016

Hire people with disabilities, Tharman urges

Source: The Straits Times

2 September 2016

Ring helps people 'see', thanks to grant

Source: The Straits Times

1 September 2016

Team Singapore head for the Rio Paralympics

Source: The Straits Times

1 September 2016

Zika a limited but difficult fight

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:54

Local Scene - August '16

Date

Link

29 August 2016

Special Nutrition For The Elderly and People With Medical Conditions

Source: Caregiver Asia

29 August 2016

Teacher’s Day Special: Helping kids with special needs to shine

Source: The Straits Times

28 August 2016

Muhammad Diroy Noordin aiming for medal in Rio, after being awarded 11th hour slot

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 August 2016

Suhairi Suhani looking at podium finish in Rio

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 August 2016

Swimming: Jeremiah Liauw's golden para-swimming debut at 10

Source: The Straits Times

26 August 2016

New award for special education students

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

Boost public education on special needs

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

Consider needs of disability groups when improving services

Source: Today Online

25 August 2016

How S R Nathan helped a Paralympian get a new wheelchair

Source: The New Paper

25 August 2016

Jive and boogie to raise funds for charity

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

No need to wait for Govt to build inclusive society

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

S R Nathan an ‘exemplary supporter’ of special needs community

Source: Today Online

24 August 2016

Dignity Kitchen: Singapore’s First Social Enterprise Food Court Run By Disabled Hawkers

Source: Yahoo! Lifestyle

23 August 2016

Beat the queue and pick up medicine at Pilbox

Source: The Straits Times

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Activities For Children With Special Needs

Source: The New Age Parents

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Sign me up for this

Source: NTU

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Supporting Children With Special Needs

Source: The New Age Parents

20 August 2016

MOH forms work group to develop framework for community nursing

Source: The Straits Times

15 August 2016

Kids with special needs pick up real-life skills virtually

Source: The Straits Times

11 August 2016

30 more pre-schools to have support programme for special needs: Tan Chuan-Jin

Source: Channel NewsAsia

11 August 2016

Rising number of students with special needs in mainstream schools

Source: Channel NewsAsia

10 August 2016

Father calls for liver donor for 8-month-old daughter with rare disease

Source: The Straits Times

7 August 2016

Speed up efforts to improve special education

Source: The Straits Times

6 August 2016

'Use stick, not just carrot' to spur hiring of disabled

Source: The Straits Times

6 August 2016

Have the courage to take risks in changing the education system: MP Denise Phua

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 August 2016

Dinosaurs a fascination for 19-year-old who designed Ho Ching’s pouch

Source: Today Online

4 August 2016

Ho Ching's White House purse designed by autistic youth

Source: The New Paper

4 August 2016

S'pore Poly launches centre for special needs students

Source: The Straits Times

3 August 2016

Pathlight-designed pouch showcased by Ho Ching during State Visit

Source: Channel NewsAsia

2 August 2016

Council makes recommendations to improve public transport

Source: The New Paper

2 August 2016

The people make the workplace: Two BFFs in a Lengkok Bahru supermarket

Source: Enabling Village

1 August 2016

Minister calls for more interaction with special needs groups

Source: Today Online

Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 19:13

Local Scene - July '16

Date

Link

31 July 2016

Why no compulsory education yet

Source: The Straits Times

29 July 2016

Singapore scientists grow mini human brains

Source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research

29 July 2016

Son inspired her to start special needs school

Source: The New Paper

29 July 2016

The science of nursing in community care

Source: The Straits Times

28 July 2016

Nasty encounters at toilets for those with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

28 July 2016

Paving the way for more inclusive buildings

Source: The Straits Times

27 July 2016

Singapore, Belgium announce teams for Rio 2016

Source: Paralympic Movement

27 July 2016

Existing buildings to meet new accessibility requirements from 2017

Source: Channel NewsAsia

26 July 2016

Focus on mental state of mum who abused kid

Source: The Straits Times

24 July 2016

GIC funds training for special-needs musicians

Source: The Straits Times

22 July 2016

Six VWOs get grants to tap IT aids for those with disabilities

Source: Today Online

21 July 2016

More households to be eligible for computer subsidies

Source: Today Online

21 July 2016

Selfish behaviour in abusing disabled facilities

Source: The Straits Times

20 July 2016

VWOs 'should be called social service enterprises instead'

Source: The Straits Times

18 July 2016

Special needs kids benefit from mainstream schools: Parents

Source: creditSource

18 July 2016

Studies underway on safe ways to secure open strollers on buses

Source: Today Online

15 July 2016

Performers with special needs show parade is 'for everyone'

Source: The Straits Times

14 July 2016

Learning to live with ADHD can make one stronger

Source: The Straits Times

14 July 2016

NDP 2016 to feature performers with special needs

Source: The New Paper

13 July 2016

Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Source: HCA Hospice Care

12 July 2016

I am not naughty, I have...

Source: The Straits Times

12 July 2016

LTA studying ways to ease public transport woes of families with young kids

Source: Today Online

12 July 2016

Move over, Captain America: The champions of Superhero Me are on the way

Source: Enabling Village

11 July 2016

Art brings together kids with special needs, those without

Source: The Straits Times

11 July 2016

Fitness exercises for seniors at Enabling Village

Source: The Straits Times

11 July 2016

Parliament: Murali calls for more efforts to promote acceptance of special needs kids

Source: The Straits Times

10 July 2016

Her wish: To celebrate 18th birthday

Source: The New Paper

10 July 2016

Strengthen transition support for kids with special needs

Source: The Straits Times

10 July 2016

Teen with rare disorder has one wish: To celebrate her 18th birthday

Source: AsiaOne

10 July 2016

Two-year-old toddler with rare heart condition dies

Source: The Straits Times

9 July 2016

No stopping this visually impaired runner

Source: Yahoo! Sports

8 July 2016

Centre for special needs adults opens

Source: creditSource

8 July 2016

First vertical farm to train people with mild intellectual disability launched

Source: The Straits Times

8 July 2016

Remember highly dependent special-needs children in inclusive society push

Source: Today Online

7 July 2016

More help needed for elderly caregivers of kin with disabilities, say VWOs

Source: Today Online

7 July 2016

Opening career paths for the disabled

Source: The Straits Times

6 July 2016

Making workplaces inclusive for persons with disabilities

Source: Channel NewsAsia

5 July 2016

Wanted: Legal boost for rights of special needs kids

Source: The Straits Times

5 July 2016

Not all special needs children can join the mainstream straight away

Source: Today Online

4 July 2016

More support, greater inclusion of special needs children needed: Lien Foundation survey

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 July 2016

Attitudes of others discourage special needs children from spending time in public

Source: Today Online

4 July 2016

Making life easier for the disabled: What Singapore can learn from Sweden

Source: The Straits Times

4 July 2016

Swedish museum: Caters to all special needs

Source: The Straits Times

4 July 2016

HNF raises public awareness of home care resources

Source: Today Online

4 July 2016

Trying to raise kind kids

Source: The Straits Times

1 July 2016

6 myths about people who are deaf you need to stop believing

Source: Yahoo News

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 14:14

Local Scene - June '16

Date

Link

29 June 2016

All You Need to Know about the NEW Marine Cove at East Coast Park - including the Massive Children's Playground!

Source: CHEEKIEmonkies.net

28 June 2016

Breaking fast with Madam Jurina

Source: The New Paper

27 June 2016

Woman with rare skin disorder hopes for more acceptance

Source: The New Paper

26 June 2016

Inclusive cafe, exquisite food

Source: The New Paper

26 June 2016

It Changed My Life: Man with the brainy moves

Source: The Straits Times

25 June 2016

Nurses make house calls at click of mouse

Source: The Straits Times

21 June 2016

Singapore's first dental clinic for elderly, special needs patients opens

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 June 2016

Media should have diverse portrayals of people with special needs

Source: Today Online

20 June 2016

Social workers 'key to meeting health and social needs'

Source: The Straits Times

19 June 2016

It Changed My Life: She lost everything but finds new meaning in helping others

Source: The Straits Times

19 June 2016

New inclusive toy library opens in Pasir Ris

Source: The Straits Times

18 June 2016

The heartbreak of caring for an autistic child

Source: The Straits Times

17 June 2016

The struggles and joys of four single fathers in Singapore

Source: Yahoo News

17 June 2016

Boy cured of rare illness after two stem cell grafts

Source: The Straits Times

17 June 2016

Singapore doctors cure baby of rare immune disorder

Source: The Straits Times

16 June 2016

A leap of Faith

Source: The Straits Times

14 June 2016

Satisfaction with Public Hospitals On The Rise

Source: REACH Singapore

13 June 2016

People with disabilities find jobs

Source: The New Paper

11 June 2016

Ground-up approach needed to create inclusive society

Source: The Straits Times

10 June 2016

Teach children to see life as series of challenges to overcome

Source: The Straits Times

10 June 2016

Let's get off the 'euphemism treadmill'

Source: The Straits Times

9 June 2016

The hard - and heart - part of inclusiveness for the disabled

Source: The Straits Times

9 June 2016

Everyone can get involved in disability inclusion

Source: The Straits Times

8 June 2016

Interaction key to inclusiveness

Source: The Straits Times

8 June 2016

Parents must decide what is best for unborn child with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

7 June 2016

Be creative in raising awareness of disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

7 June 2016

Inclusive classrooms can benefit from intervention programmes

Source: Today Online

7 June 2016

Theresa Chan, Singapore's Helen Keller, dies after battle with lung cancer

Source: The Straits Times

6 June 2016

New MINDS activity centre in Boon Lay opens in July

Source: Channel NewsAsia

6 June 2016

Farm provides therapy, jobs to those with special needs

Source: The Straits Times

5 June 2016

More to be done to involve people with disabilities in sporting arena

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 June 2016

Early inclusive interaction breeds greater empathy

Source: The Straits Times

4 June 2016

School meal subsidies to be extended to needy secondary school students

Source: The Straits Times

3 June 2016

Five-year disability awareness campaign launched

Source: Today Online

3 June 2016

Children can set the example for parents on inclusion

Source: Today Online

2 June 2016

Acceptance of special needs kids must start in the womb

Source: The Straits Times

1 June 2016

Just three hours of sleep

Source: The New Paper

Last modified on Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:27

Local Scene - May '16

Date

Link

31 May 2016

First Centre of Expertise for Disability Sports opened in Sengkang, swimming programme to start from June

Source: The Straits Times

31 May 2016

Singaporeans 'don't walk the talk' on special needs kids

Source: The Straits Times

30 May 2016

S’poreans support inclusive education but do not walk the talk: Study

Source: Today Online

30 May 2016

Sec-5 student with ADHD used to think she was 'stupid'

Source: AsiaOne

30 May 2016

Singaporeans support inclusion but do not practise it, according to survey

Source: The Straits Times

29 May 2016

More children diagnosed with developmental problems

Source: The Straits Times

29 May 2016

2,600 kids helped through early intervention scheme last year

Source: The Straits Times

29 May 2016

Ambulance driver: Errant drivers 'just don't get it'

Source: The New Paper

25 May 2016

Ex-police officer jailed for sexually abusing autistic boy

Source: Channel NewsAsia

23 May 2016

Wider reach for outdoor adventure lessons

Source: The Straits Times

22 May 2016

Deaf and mute supermarket assistant is popular with shoppers

Source: AsiaOne

21 May 2016

Enabling the Differently Abled; this technology can help him move again

Source: biotechin.asia

21 May 2016

Focus less on grades, more on accepting differences: President of Disabled People's Association

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 May 2016

Students of industrial design focus on users while pushing the boundaries

Source: The Straits Times

18 May 2016

Para-swimmer Yip hopes to inspire kids

Source: The New Paper

18 May 2016

Why talents with disabilities are being hired (Hint: it’s not out of kindness)

Source: Enabling Village

15 May 2016

Her son put his fingers in stranger's mee goreng

Source: The New Paper

14 May 2016

'Hero Patient' faces rare disease with a smile

Source: The New Paper

12 May 2016

25 building projects recognised for inclusive, user-friendly design

Source: The Stratis Times

9 May 2016

Autistic youth’s mother urges greater understanding of people with special needs

Source: Today Online

8 May 2016

She visits son daily so he won't be lonely

Source: The New Paper

8 May 2016

Class pranksters forgot he could bleed to death

Source: The Straits Times

8 May 2016

'Your son has special needs? So do my dogs'

Source: The Straits Times

8 May 2016

Boy with autism has few playmates

Source: The Straits Times

8 May 2016

I not stupid - I have dyslexia

Source: The Straits Times

7 May 2016

Help after disabled's caregivers die

Source: The Straits Times

7 May 2016

Teaching her daughter who has language and mobility problems to move and write

Source: The Straits Times

6 May 2016

The Big Read: As bosses come around, more people with disabilities get to taste the dignity of labour

Source: Today Online

6 May 2016

Kidney patient robbed of last $50 in Sembawang

Source: The New Paper

6 May 2016

Yip follows new world record with Asian mark

Source: Today Online

5 May 2016

Swimming: Yip Pin Xiu breaks 100m back (S2) world record by nearly 7 seconds

Source: The Straits Times

5 May 2016

Breathing new life

Source: The Straits Times

3 May 2016

His 'disability' helps him
excel in mathematics

Source: The New Paper

3 May 2016

Mums carrying haemophilia gene struggle with guilt

Source: AsiaOne

2 May 2016

Poly student battled kidney failure and rare blood disease

Source: The New Paper

1 May 2016

Standing tall in waters deep

Source: AsiaOne

1 May 2016

More firms keen to hire those with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Thursday, 09 June 2016 00:31

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

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