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How to hire and train people with intellectual disabilities

Tay Ann Shun works at Pope Jai Thai, a local restaurant that employs people with intellectual disabilities. What allows him to perform his duties, which range from receiving stocks of ingredients to…

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Managing her e-commerce business with assistive technology

Ms Vivian Goh, 41, was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular disease that causes her muscles to waste away progressively. Unable to move her limbs and body, she spends her days confined…

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Care for Yourself to Better Care for Others

Caring for a vulnerable family member — can be long and demanding journey, and the stress that comes with it can take a serious toll on a caregiver’s health — especially if there is no one else to share…

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Exploring Sign Language and its Benefits

What is sign language and what does it mean to you, to me, to the community? Well, sign language is a visual-manual language with its own grammar and linguistic structure that are different from those…

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7 essential vacation planning tips for wheelchair users

With December upon us, many individuals and families have made plans for their year-end vacation. If you (or your travel companion) have to use a wheelchair, the planning can be a little tricky. But…

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What these kids learn in preschool today will shape how society embraces disability in our future

The youngest occupants of the Enabling Village hail from AWWA Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool. For parents with special-needs children, Kindle Garden represents a new option among…

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The Importance of Caring for Caregivers - A Caregiver’s Mission in Providing Better Peer Support for Caregivers!

Dr Lim Hong Huay, an epidemiologist and developmental pediatrician, has two children with disabilities and understands the challenges of being a caregiver. We spoke with her to learn more about the COVID-19…

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How to set up a smart home for people with disabilities: We ask an expert

Smart home technology has been one of the most exciting recent developments for independent living. They allow us to control our appliances through every-day devices like our smartphones rather than…

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Looking for a job? Let us help!

Looking for a job can be a lonely and frustrating process. Thankfully, help is available for persons with disabilities. A key initiative at the Enabling Village – an integrated community space managed…

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Caregivers, Are You Neglecting Yourself? Get Help Here

Caregiver support groups can do a world of good for those who need an extra boost to get through tough times. Caregivers give so much love and attention to the people they care for, but who takes care…