MP: DO MORE FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
In Parliament last Monday, Bukit Batok Member of Parliament Murali Pillai said in his adjournment motion that more should be done to promote better understanding of special needs children and the challenges they faced.
Mr Murali suggested training people to identify those with intellectual disabilities, and implementing a code of conduct that people could refer to when interacting with special needs children.
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin agreed that it was essential for the community to accept people with disabilities.
He noted that recent public education efforts, such as the See The True Me campaign by the National Council of Social Service, were positive steps to help raise awareness.
Mr Tan added that the next Enabling Masterplan - a five-year plan to chart the development of policies and services for people with disabilities - hoped to address some of the challenges and concerns of people with disabilities and their caregivers.