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Hi-Job (Job Placement/Job Support) Programme

Posted on May 3, 2020 by All In

This article is about the Hi-Job (Job Placement/Job Support) programme is a programme that assists to promote the employment and retention of adults with intellectual disabilities in the workforce. The programme provides the following services: 1. career profiling, 2. job matching, 3. job trial and 4. 1 year of job placement and job support by job coaches and Allied Health Professionals.Read also about June’s success story where she was converted to a full-time position and was recognised as the Best Employee of the Month.

All In Diary: Our Faith in Humanity Restored

Posted on April 5, 2020 by Ann

Here is an amazing story that restored All In’s team’s faith in humanity. Read on for a true story about kindness and generosity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

How Experiencing Joy Can Help Children and Promote Optimal Development

Posted on September 23, 2019 by All In

Joy is a powerful tool for solving childhood challenges and promoting brain health. Yet in our culture of doing, teaching, treating and pathologizing, too often we forget that when a child needs help, the first thing we should increase is joy. Here the author stresses the importance of finding many opportunities for moments of joy every day with our children.

Beating the Odds – Lee Duck Hee

Posted on September 3, 2019 by All In

This is a story about how hearing-impaired Lee Duck Hee used his other senses to excel in tennis.

Maa Ulaa: a Journey with the Differently-abled

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Daphne Seah

This is a story about how two men from India rose above their disability to become entrepreneurs who inspire people worldwide. 

What’s the difference between Inspiration Porn and Inspiration, Period?

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Ann

The difference between Inspirational Porn and Inspirational, Period.

All In Recommends: Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Ann

What is the secret to a happy life? Sam Berns who was diagnosed with a rare rapid ageing disease called progeria shares his advice for a happy life. 

Meet Julia: The Sesame Street Muppet Everyone Loves

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Ann

Julia is a four-year-old girl with autism. Her mom, Elena, is an art teacher and her dad, Daniel, is an EMT who plays the saxophone. She also has a neurotypical big brother, Samuel, and a dog, Rose. Her videos of her life in Sesame Street will warm the cockles of your heart.

Being Kind Gives Us An Evolutionary Advantage

Posted on July 31, 2019 by All In

In this article, All In’s founder Daniel Tan shares the findings of a research study that shows that being kind is an evolutionary advantage, as well as how parents can nurture kindness in their children. 

Maysoon Zayid has 99 problems and palsy is just one of them

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Ann

Maysoon Zayid shares her life with us in this exhilarating and hilarious TED Talk about her 99 problems and how cerebral palsy is just one of them.

Stephen Hawking: His Life, and His Advice to People with Disabilities

Posted on July 13, 2019 by Ann

50 years of battling a debilitating motor neurone disease did not prevent Stephen Hawking from achieving greatness. In this article, we share his life, thoughts, and advice for other people with disabilities.

The Most Beautiful Voice: Andrea Bocelli

Posted on July 8, 2019 by Ann

Today, let’s take a break and relax to the glorious voice of Andrea Bocelli, the blind Italian tenor.

What were we doing when we were sweet 16?

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Ann

What was Greta Thunberg doing at 16 years old? Giving a speech in the U.K. Houses of Parliament in London, addressing the U.N Climate Change Conference in Poland, berating billionaires at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Interview with Rich Donovan, Top 50 Most Influential People with Disability

Posted on June 25, 2019 by All In

This week, we are honoured to have Rich Donovan sharing with All In’s founder Daniel Tan his thoughts about: 1. the case of SingPost’s discarded mail, 2. hiring and onboarding best practices for people with disabilities, 3. latest trends in corporate social responsibility, and 4. the potential of consumers with disabilities as a market. Rich Donovan is the CEO of The Return on Disability Group and a globally recognized subject matter expert on the convergence of disability and corporate profitability. He was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People with Disabilities in the world by UK-based Powerful Media and Shaw Trust in October 2016. Rich was appointed Chair of Ontario’s Accessibility Standards Advisory Council by the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure in January 2016. He also happens to have cerebral palsy.

Chia Yong Yong: Our First Wheelchair User in Parliament

Posted on June 25, 2019 by All In

“We often think of purpose in life as an aspiration, a dream to be chased, or a goal to be achieved. In fact, our purpose in life is to live each day fully. That consists in small steps: cultivating the right values, doing the little things right, extending a little bit of ourselves for others. A little smile, an outstretched assuring hand. A bit of filial piety, compassion, kindness. All these will build a bigger purpose in our lives. One day, we will look back and say: the little things made me who I am today.”

This is the advice from Ms Chia Yong Yong, BBM, PBM. Read a little about how her family and friends helped her to grow and become the first wheelchair bound user in Parliament.

Role Models in Science and Mathematics Series: Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Ann

As caregivers or friends, we can help a child with special needs achieve his or her potential by telling him or her about inspiring role models. This helps them understand that they can do what they might have been told can’t be done, and how others have done it. As the last part of a series on Role Models in Science and Mathematics, the spotlight is on Charles Steinmetz, the Chief of Chief Engineers.

Role Models in Science and Mathematics Series: Leonhard Euler, One of the Greatest in History

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Ann

As caregivers or friends, we can help a child with special needs achieve his or her potential by telling him or her about inspiring role models. This helps them understand that they can do what they might have been told can’t be done, and how others have done it. As the fourth part of a series on Role Models in Science and Mathematics, the spotlight is on Leonhard Euler. Who is he? Well, only one of the greatest mathematicians in history.

Designing for Inclusivity and Accessibility

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Ann

With some awareness of best practices in design, we can create a more inclusive and accessible community for our friends, colleagues, and customers with special needs. For example, for someone on the autism spectrum, we can reduce the use of bright contrasting colours. Here are some useful guidelines on what we can do when preparing documents or designing for people with different access needs.

A Kinder and More Caring Society? Let’s Start with Our Children

Posted on May 29, 2019 by All In

Here is a word from one of All In’s founder Daniel Tan, who is currently the Honorary Assistant Secretary of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). He is also the Chairman of the Residential and Community-based Care Services Committee. In this article, Daniel shares his thoughts about how parents can encourage their children to be unconsciously kinder and more caring towards persons with special needs in our community.

Role Models in Science and Mathematics Series: Larry Baggett, the Blind Mathematician

Posted on May 27, 2019 by Ann

As caregivers or friends, we can help a child with special needs achieve his or her potential by telling him or her about inspiring role models. This helps them understand that they can do what they might have been told can’t be done, and how others have done it. As the third part of a series on Role Models in Science and Mathematics, the spotlight is on Lawrence Baggett, Professor Emeritus in Mathematics.

Role Models in Science and Mathematics Series: Temple Grandin, Animal Scientist with Autism

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Ann

As caregivers or friends, we can help a child with special needs achieve his or her potential by telling him or her about inspiring role models. It helps them understand that they can do what they might have been told can’t be done, and how others have done it. As the second part of a series on Role Models in Science and Mathematics, the spotlight is on Temple Grandin, inventor of livestock handling devices. This article includes some of her advice for parents of children with autism.

Travis’ Story in The Birthday Book

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Daphne Seah

“It’s been a difficult road that leads me to where I am today.” These are the words of Travis Chua, a 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. His essay “The Roads We Take” is published in the book “The Birthday Book Jr”.

How to Nurture the Potential of Children with Special Needs

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Ann

Here are some ways we can help a child with special needs achieve his or her potential.

Role Models in Science and Mathematics Series: Ralph Braun, Inventor with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Ann

As caregivers or friends, we can help a child with special needs achieve his or her potential by telling him or her about inspiring role models. This helps them understand that they can do what they might have been told can’t be done, and how others have done it. As the first part of a series on Role Models in Science and Mathematics, the spotlight is on Ralph Braun, inventor of the vehicle wheelchair lift.

All In Recommends: Uniquely Me (Documentary on Adults with ASD and their Caregivers)

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Ann

All In Recommends: Autism is not uncommon, about 1 in every 100 of our population has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But how much do we know about the autistic adults? About their aspirations and their challenges? Their triumphs and their struggles? How do their caregivers, if any, cope with caring for those with more severe conditions. Watch their stories on Uniquely Me, a six-part documentary by Mediacorp. 

Choo Kah Ying: Raising an Aggressive Teenager with Autism

Posted on April 27, 2019 by Ann

“If I were in Sebastien’s body and functioning with his mind, I seriously doubt that I would fare that much better…” This is the inspirational story of how a mother of an aggressive teenager with autism coped with puberty, the general public and her own emotions.

Big Bang: A Mom’s and A Child’s Differing Views on Sheldon Cooper

Posted on April 27, 2019 by Ann

A mother wrote an article about her thoughts on Sheldon Cooper. Her son with autism wrote his response and his thoughts about Sheldon Cooper. Such an honest and beautiful dialogue is too good to be missed.

Singapore Fashion Runway: Fashion for a Social Cause

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Daphne Seah

What exactly is Singapore Fashion Runway: Fashion for a Social Cause? Watch this video to see how they’re changing perceptions, empowering communities, and developing  talents in the fashion world.

Inspirational Takeaways: Haben Girma

Posted on April 22, 2019 by All In

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a Singapore Committee for UN Women event with Haben Girma as the speaker.
She was fantastic, she is an amazing salsa dancer, surfer and a Harvard law grad. She advocates for disability rights passionately. Haben is deaf blind, and her story inspired me.

Haley Moss: Attorney, Author, Artist, and Advocate

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Ann

“You’re going to be lucky if your child makes a friend, if she holds a driver’s license, if she holds a minimum wage job.”
Well, she became a lawyer.
Read about Haley Moss, the first openly autistic lawyer to be admitted to the Florida bar.

Get Motivated: Inspiring Individuals with Cerebral Palsy in Singapore

Posted on April 18, 2019 by All In

Get motivated with the stories of these inspiring individuals with cerebral palsy!

PEEKABOO! An Inclusive Arts Festival by Superhero Me

Posted on March 18, 2019 by All In

Looking for a fun and meaningful event for your child to participate in over the March holidays? Look no further as PEEKABOO! is here this March!
PEEKABOO! is organised by Superhero Me in partnership with Rainbow Centre. The purpose of this event is to bring together children with and without special needs together.

Accessibility in Sports

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Daphne Seah

In the past, it was uncommon to hear about people with disabilities to participate in sports. People have always questioned their capability and at times have rejected the idea of playing sports with them. This misconception has resulted in children with disability being excluded from games at schools. Even when they have grown up, it …

My Brother’s Keeper – The Inspiring Story of Kyle and Brent Pease

Posted on February 27, 2019 by All In

Mention the phrase “Ironman triathlon” and one will immediately think of tall, tanned and muscular athletes who look like characters from a superhero comic. The Ironman triathlon is indeed considered one of the toughest endurance sports a person can take part in – starting with a 4 km swim in the sea, a 180 km …

Inspirational Stories: Laurentia Tan

Posted on February 21, 2019 by All In

  Laurentia is one of Singapore’s most distinguished paralympians with bronze and silver medals from the Beijing and London Paralympic Games. She was awarded the Public Service Star after London 2012 and inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014. Laurentia has cerebral palsy and profound deafness, but it did not stop her …

Toys That Look Just Like You!

Posted on February 18, 2019 by All In

Mattel added two new Barbies to their 2019 Fashionista collection – one in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg. In this article, we talk about why representation matters and other amazing brands and movements changing the way we think about physical disability through toys.

Inspirational Stories: Muhammed Sayfullah

Posted on February 11, 2019 by All In

  Sayfullah is a teenager with a hunger for learning and communicating his feelings. Quadriplegic cerebral palsy left him unable to walk and speak clearly. His mother was determined to enable her son. She left her job to educate Sayfullah at home and strived to find ways to help him. In 2012, Sayfullah found his …

Inspirational Stories: Wesley Wee

Posted on February 11, 2019 by All In

  Although Wesley had to use a wheelchair his entire life, he did not let cerebral palsy stop him from chasing his dreams. Wesley’s parents thought his disabilities were a burden, and he had to endure years of abuse and neglect as a child. Eventually, his grandmother took him into her care when he was …

Inspirational Stories: Gemma Rose Foo

Posted on January 23, 2019 by All In

  Gemma was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which has the most severe physical symptoms, at birth. Her parents did not want any special treatment for Gemma and sent her to a mainstream school. She began riding horses at 8 as part of physiotherapy, and was later discovered by a riding instructor. By age …

Daily Dose of Inspiration

Posted on December 15, 2018 by All In

Never let yesterday use up today.
– Richard H. Nelson