“You Learn To Roll With The Punches” – A S’porean Millennial On Growing Up With 2 Sisters With Special Needs

“She spilled water all over my laptop just a day before submissions, but I could not get angry at her. I was mad at myself for not managing my time well,” Aida laughed as she recalled a story of one of her sisters. Nur Aida Sa’ad, 28, grew up with two special needs...

Who Looks After the Mothers Who Look After Children With Special Needs?

Top image: Yang, Wei Ping’s son, at 6 and 15. “Mentally-ill mother gets five years’ jail for death of son.” “Pasir Ris double deaths: ‘Depressed’ father was worried about future of autistic daughter.” Whenever I read such headlines concerning prolicide, the first...

A teacher’s actions can transform a student’s life. These 3 teachers in S’pore showed me how.

I never liked art lessons in school. Advertisement That was why I was puzzled when my drawing of Spongebob Squarepants for a test back in Secondary 2 clinched me an A grade (the theme was “Underwater” if you’re wondering). I asked my teacher if there was a mistake in...