Category Archives: Friends of ARN

Living With Invisible Disabilities
Unlike a person in a wheelchair, or one who uses a cane or wears a hearing aid, some conditions - such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and intellectual or developmental disabilities - are not immediately apparent. With a greying population, Singapore has more seniors with some form of disability due to dementia and other...
Boy with autism has few playmates
Nine-year-old Umar Haziq loves going to the playground and interacting with other children. But he finds it hard to understand play rules and unwittingly alienates himself from the rest. What the children do not understand is that Umar has autism. It affects his learning development and impairs his social interaction and communication skills. His father, Mr Mohamed...
Biarkan Bakat Memimpin Ketika Mengajar Anak Dengan autisme
Prestasi dan keterampilan akademik tampaknya sangat ditekankan ketika mendidik anak-anak dengan autisme ("Center di Clementi untuk orang dewasa dengan autisme"; 8 Jan). Mungkin tujuannya adalah untuk mengurangi beban pengasuh: Saat anak-anak sibuk dengan studi akademis, mereka tidak mendapat kesulitan. Mereka juga belajar keterampilan dasar untuk mengurus diri sendiri ketika nantinya pengasuh mereka pergi. Tapi strategi defensif jangka...