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  • Daniel with his AAC device
  • 31 Oct 2014
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    In conjunction with the International AAC Awareness Month in October, the Specialised Assistive Technology Centre featured these stories of several individuals with communication challenges who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC in place of their own voice to communicate.

  • William Tay
  • 31 Oct 2014
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    William Tay was only four when he lost his hearing after a bout of high fever. Although the episode changed his life forever, he did not wallow in self-pity nor did he allow his limitations to deter him from exceling in whatever he did. William was presented with the National Youth Achievement Gold Award 2014 at an award ceremony on 30 October by President Tony Tan. In this interview, we catch up with William, who is also a Microsoft YouthSpark 2014 Scholar, to find out what inspires him and his aspirations for the future.


  • Caregivers doing some simple exercises
  • 31 Oct 2014
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    The incidence and management of stress for those who care for people with special needs has received much media attention of late. However, management of caregivers’ stress requires a multi-pronged approach. There is no single approach that can effectively tackle the complexity of this issue that is likely to be ongoing throughout the journey of a caregiver. SPD does its part to support and recognise the often unsung efforts of these caregivers by organising the annual SPD caregivers’ appreciation day held on 11 Oct this year. SPD’s senior social worker Angela Chung shares her experience for that day.