Ignorance is bliss.....Not!

I wanted to share my thoughts with you about something that has been on my mind for a long time, so here goes! Like all of us, I always look forward to weekends! Of course, there is always work that is pending but somehow we all make time for relaxation! Meeting up with friends and family gatherings are always fun right! So.. this thought set upon me during many such gatherings when I realised that each time I mention that I work with children with special needs, I get similar responses from almost everyone. Are you wondering what those responses are? Here goes...“Oh they are so poor thing”, “How do you teach them?”, “Can they understand what is going on?”. Every single time I hear such comm

A little kindness goes a long way....

I took my daughter to watch the movie Wonder last week. Great movie, by the way. Afterwards we had to use the overhead bridge to cross over Orchard Road and when we got to the top of the escalator, I saw a lady standing in the corner looking a little distraught. When I approached her I realised that she had Down's Syndrome. I asked her if she was ok and she said, "I don't want, I don't want to go down" and pointed to the escalator. I started talking to her and she immediately grabbed my arm like it was a lifeline. We talked for awhile and she eventually agreed to try and go down the escalator with me. It was a really narrow one so we could not go down next to each other which had her terri

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