Should a person with an invisible disability (PWID) like autism wear a visible identity label in public? So asked a forum contributor in the local dailies. In her letter that was published yesterday, Ms Amy LOH Chee Seen wondered if it would help to stick a label or some sign on a PWID. That way, … Continue reading Autism advocacy #2 — To label or not to label?
Photo by Morgan Basham on Unsplash As bullying incidents go, the one that made headlines in Singapore this week wasn't unusual. After all, most of us are already predisposed to believe that bullies will always exist, just like bad hair days. And we all know there are more incidents like this not reported or made … Continue reading How one special needs father’s response to bullying is about society’s “greater good”
A small speck in the universe Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Being part of something bigger is what everyone's experienced at least once in our lives, whether we recognise it then or not. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it's part of every human's DNA that we aspire towards being … Continue reading Connecting Caregivers – finally meeting a very special & overdue need
Inspirations can come out of nowhere sometimes. And this was one of those times. There she was blow-drying her hair last night, like she does every night after a bath, when my wife suddenly had an inspired thought. She decided to stim (gesticulate randomly) in between blow-drying her hair. At various moments she would suddenly … Continue reading “What’s ‘Normal’, Caleb? What’s ‘Normal’, World?”
Self-determination suggests we are owners and masters of our destiny. Openness suggests we're willing to share and forge that destiny with others. Self-determination suggests that it's all about me, myself and I. Openness suggests that it's about others too. Self-determination suggests it's about me getting ahead, even at the expense of others. Openness suggests it's … Continue reading 200 years on, Self-determination still trumps Openness 42 to 24.