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Straitstimes.com: Yamaha Contempo Music School apologises for cancelling flute lesson because of boy's autism

Straitstimes.com: Yamaha Contempo Music School apologises for cancelling flute lesson because of boy's autism

SINGAPORE – Yamaha has apologised after a parent complained that a flute instructor at the Yamaha Contempo Music School cancelled his son’s lesson because of the child’s autism.

In a Facebook post on Monday (Aug 14), Ivan Lim had described how his 12-year-old son Alex was turned away from his flute

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Bandwagon.asia: 12-year-old boy with autism allegedly turned away by Yamaha Music School instructor

Bandwagon.asia: 12-year-old boy with autism allegedly turned away by Yamaha Music School instructor

The Yamaha Contemporary Music School at Plaza Singapura was the site of an unfortunate scene on Friday, 11 August. 

Ivan Lim, a local writer and musician, revealed on Facebook that his son, a 12-year-old special needs child, was turned away for flute lessons at the highly esteemed music school.

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Scmp.com: Two teachers sacked, school closed as police probe alleged abuse of autistic children

Scmp.com: Two teachers sacked, school closed as police probe alleged abuse of autistic children

Police in Beijing are investigating claims that children with autism were mistreated by their teachers at a specialist learning centre in the city, local media reported.

The incident came to light last week after video footage appeared online of two teachers from the Senxi Education centre in Changping district apparently

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Stategazette.com: Supporters of Community Autism Awareness pay tribute to 6-year-old Adam Roach

Stategazette.com: Supporters of Community Autism Awareness pay tribute to 6-year-old Adam Roach

Friday evening, a crowd of local supporters (above) gathered at Okeena Park to promote Community Autism Awareness while also honoring the life of Adam Roach, a 6-year-old boy who drowned earlier this month after wandering into a retention pond located near his Florida residence. Pictured below, Sarah DeSpain, co-coordinator Stefania

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Kusi.com: Autism Learning Partners

Kusi.com: Autism Learning Partners

Have you every thought that your child might have a developmental disability like Autism.  Listen in as Sarah Torgimson, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, talks more about the  breakthroughts and how to recognize the early signs.  Also hear from Rich Herrera, Community Education Liaison about

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Suntimes.com: CPD sergeant stripped of police powers after shooting autistic teen

Suntimes.com: CPD sergeant stripped of police powers after shooting autistic teen

A Chicago Police sergeant has been indefinitely relieved of police powers after shooting an autistic 18-year-old in the arm during an off-duty confrontation early Sunday in Morgan Park.

Officers involved in shootings are automatically put on desk duty for 30 days under CPD policy, but the Independent Police Review Authority recommended

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Nasdaq.com: Our Family Vacation: A Mexican Cruise for Five

Nasdaq.com: Our Family Vacation: A Mexican Cruise for Five

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The “Our Family Vacation” series shows how several American families travel on a budget.

Family members:

Nicole Thibault: Travel agent

Chris Thibault: IT professional

Tristan Thibault, 12

Sebastian Thibault, 10

Emerson Thibault, 9

Hometown : Fairport, New York

Annual household income: $120,000

Destination: Cozumel, Mexico

Vacation dates:

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