‘Why take on the extra burden?’: Parents with disabilities tackle misconceptions about raising their own families

‘Why take on the extra burden?’: Parents with disabilities tackle misconceptions about raising their own families

When Mdm Neo discovered that both of her children were deaf, like her and her husband, she took it in stride. “It didn’t matter that they were deaf,” signed the 69-year-old via interpreters from the Singapore Association of the Deaf.

“I was just worried about their education … I wasn’t sure how to teach them and had to send them to a school (for the deaf) to make sure they received proper education.”

Mdm Neo, who grew up with five other siblings who were also deaf, said her disability never deterred her from her role as a mother.

“I just wanted to look after my kids,” she said simply.

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