THIS INITIATIVE caught me eyes when watching the news today! I especially liked how they incorporated a wheelchair-friendly dental chair to allow wheelchair-users to remain in the wheelchair during dental treatment. It is also heartening to hear the advocacy for specialty dentists trained to serve the elderly and those with special needs. Another step forwards towards universal […]

Love love love this initiative! Totally screams occupational therapy too! While meals-on-wheels services mean well to make things simpler for the single elderly by having their daily meals delivered to them… they also have a flipside. By keeping them in their homes, there is an increased risk of social isolation and the loss of community roles […]

I FIRST READ about the #toylikeme campaign in the news last year, highlighting the lacking representation of disabled people by the global toy industry. With big toymaker LEGO launching its wheelchair mini figure, I see it as a progression in inclusive play – something the disabled rights movement would be supportive of. For children who are wheelchair-users, […]

MY TEN-MINUTE of so-called fame on television was probably the highlight of my weekend.  I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity for an interview by the malay primetime news Berita on Suria channel (only because I was malay-speaking haha). It has come to the attention of the reporter about the rising incident of accidents […]

The population is ageing and already it is not uncommon to see your average wheelchair or motorised scooter being used in public. Lovely how JurongHealth has recently launched a mobility park to help patients learn how to use public transport confidently. I think it is an excellent initiative, particularly so within the grounds of the rehabilitation facility – […]

THE YEAR 2014 started out epic. With my best friend having flown in from the States, we decided to hang out at a local pub for the New Year’s countdown. Only to be stranded past midnight because neither of us had driven to town, and the taxi queues were really long. So we spent the […]

I HAD THE opportunity to attend the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between 3 institutions – Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) last Monday. The signing ceremony was held to recognize the debut of Singapore’s first degree programme for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, offered under the […]