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Straitstimes.com: Record 571 people with special needs take part in inclusive run

Straitstimes.com: Record 571 people with special needs take part in inclusive run

More than 2,000 runners flocked to Bishan Stadium and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park yesterday – and faced greater issues than just the heat.

They were taking part in this year’s Run For Inclusion, Singapore’s annual running event where athletes with disabilities can run alongside the able-bodied.

Among the participants was

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Straitstimes.com: Works by artists with autism find gallery on train, stations

Straitstimes.com: Works by artists with autism find gallery on train, stations

Seventeen-year-old Choo Jian Wei is not only a first-year bioengineering student at Singapore Polytechnic, but also an accomplished member of Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme (ADP).

His Sketch Of An Eye is one of 10 works of art on display on Singapore’s first autism-themed MRT train and at four interchange

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Straitstimes.com: Artwork by artists with autism find a gallery on MRT train and stations

Straitstimes.com: Artwork by artists with autism find a gallery on MRT train and stations

SINGAPORE – Seventeen-year-old Choo Jian Wei is not only a first-year bioengineering student at Singapore Polytechnic, but also an accomplished member of Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme (ADP).

His “Sketch of An Eye” is one of the 10 artworks on display onboard Singapore’s first autism-themed MRT train and at four

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Straitstimes.com: Seek public views in review of criminal justice system

Straitstimes.com: Seek public views in review of criminal justice system

Justice Woo Bih Li had to make a difficult decision when sentencing a young offender with mild intellectual disabilities who committed a serious crime (Teen’s intellectual disability raises issue on lack of sentencing options: Judge; March 13).

Given Justice Woo’s comments, it is indeed timely that Parliament is revisiting the

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Straitstimes.com: Parliament: Caregivers of people with autism or intellectual disability to get more support

Straitstimes.com: Parliament: Caregivers of people with autism or intellectual disability to get more support

SINGAPORE – Caregivers of people with autism or intellectual disability will get more support, including help to defray the cost of hiring a foreign domestic worker.

While caregivers of those who cannot perform daily tasks, such as going to the toilet or showering, can apply for a discounted maid levy

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Straitstimes.com: New President's Challenge memorabilia launched at Istana's Open House

Straitstimes.com: New President's Challenge memorabilia launched at Istana's Open House

SINGAPORE – Visitors to the Istana will now be able to have a memento of the President’s official residence.

On Saturday (Feb 17), President Halimah Yacob launched a new series of memorabilia, in conjunction with the Istana’s Open House on the second day of Chinese New Year.

The items included

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Straitstimes.com: Dads to look up to

Straitstimes.com: Dads to look up to

When Norman Sawi, a journalist at the Berita Harian newspaper, wrote the bilingual book 10 Inspiring Fathers, he was struck by what the different fathers profiled have in common.

The book, published late last year by The Straits Times Press, features the Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram. A

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