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People with disabilities are an untapped source of manpower
The recent survey by cloud computing company Workday revealed that more than one-third of the human resources leaders who took part in the poll felt that inclusion of people with disabilities was the biggest issue in the workplace (Poll: Bias against disabled people, seniors are top issues at work, April 19). For people with disabilities, employment...
What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a range of symptoms, including hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention, and behavioral problems. ADHD may also affect romantic relationships, feelings of self-worth, or even the ability to perform sexually. These markers are not used to make a diagnosis, and they may be due to the disorder itself or develop as a...
Salary norms in Government-funded social service professions to increase by up to 12%
People employed in programmes funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will from Apr 1 have their salary norms enhanced by up to 12 per cent, said Minister Desmond Lee on Wednesday (Mar 7). These professions include early intervention and special education teaching staff; psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurses and others. “For example, a senior...
Call to integrate people with disabilities early
When it comes to the employment prospects of people with disabilities, let's start young. Singaporeans, with and without disabilities, should be studying and playing together as children. That is the view of industry stakeholders, who said early integration of those with disabilities is a possible way to raise their employment rate. Disabled People's Association executive director Marissa...