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Uncommon Interventions that I Wished My Parents Tried

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Ann

“Parents often ask me about advice on what can help their autistic children. I am not an autism expert but I believe that some things might have worked for my own personal situation as a child.” Eric Chen is one of Singapore’s first autistic autism advocate and the founder of WhatsApp Autism Community Singapore.

Handling the Stress of Caregiving While Telecommuting

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Ann

Almost everyone is affected with the announcement on workplace and school closures. In particular, caregivers of children with special needs will need respite and support over this ‘circuit-breaker’ period. In this article, Dr. May Lim, an Associate Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and a member of SPD’s Services Committee, has provided some tips for caregivers on how to look after their children and themselves.

Steps to Stop Domestic Violence

Posted on May 3, 2020 by Ann

There have been numerous news reports worldwide that indicated that domestic abuse have been on the rise in countries that imposed movement restrictions to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading. This article contains a list of resources if you are or someone you know is experiencing family violence and need someone to talk to,

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.

Key Word Signs 101

Posted on May 3, 2020 by All In

MINDS is collaborating with Key Word Sign (Australia) and Singapore Association for the Deaf to develop Key Word Sign (Singapore). This article introduces some basic Key Word Signs (KWS) that help facilitate communication with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.