Keyword : Disability

  • Caring for caregivers of persons with disabilities

    By: IPS Editor | Jan 21, 2019 | Hits: 1284

    According to the 2010 National Health Survey, approximately 210,000 people aged 18 to 69 provide regular care to family and friends. This number is expected to increase with an ageing society and the government’s push towards community-based care as healthcare demands rise. There will be fewer family members to share the burden of care —…..

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  • Striving towards a multi-abled Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 05, 2017 | Hits: 2519

    Tomorrow is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and marks the 25th anniversary of its proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. It is an opportune moment to reflect on what policies for people with disabilities in Singapore have achieved and identify possible future directions. The beginnings of inclusion for people with…..

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  • Arts and Disability in Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Oct 05, 2016 | Hits: 3730

    Singapore’s achievements in the recent Paralympics have brought much attention to the role of sports in empowering people with disabilities. Not only has it provided an occasion for the community to admire and celebrate their abilities, but also an opportunity for Singaporeans to consider the significance of social inclusion. Similarly, the Arts is also an…..

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  • Let’s get off the “Euphemism Treadmill”

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 10, 2016 | Hits: 2713

    We no longer have cripples, the mentally retarded or old people in Singapore. It is not because we found some scientific solution or elixir of youth, but that the preferred terms have become “the physically disabled”, “intellectually challenged” and “senior citizens”, respectively.

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  • Making Inclusion “Unremarkable”

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 03, 2015 | Hits: 1781

    People with disabilities and those with mental illnesses find it challenging to secure job interviews, much less employment. And when they do, these jobs tend to be low in prestige and are often low-paying. Due to their disability, they are often excluded from full participation in various aspects of social life — from school activities…..

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