01 Apr '11, 1pm

Exhibition features art pieces created by autistic students | Singapore News /via @DTNSingapore #autism #world4autism

Exhibition features art pieces created by autistic students | Singapore News /via @DTNSingapore #autism #world4autism

SINGAPORE : It is World Autism Day on April 2 and the Pathlight School launched its first exhibition of art pieces created by autistic students on Friday. The exhibition features the work of eight students at Pathlight School, a school for autistic children. Launching the exhibition was Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Lui Tuck Yew, who commended the school for recognising the value of its students' work. He noted that one in 10 persons with autism has special talents, as compared to one in 100 in the larger society. He said there is a need for Singapore to become a more inclusive society that can also include autistic children. Mr Lui said: "We need to embrace this diversity, this diversity not just born of different races, different religions and different cultures, but people with different skills, different thinking, different ways of working out,...

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