Parents turn advocates in special needs community

Growing number setting up businesses, compiling resources to help other caregivers

From left: Ms Lilian Kuan, Ms Fara Zainal, Mr Mark Lim, Ms Mary Heng, Ms Sun Meilan and Mr Kenneth Mah were the panellists at a workshop held at the Rainbow Centre yesterday that covered the topic of helping parents to be effective advocates for thei
From left: Ms Lilian Kuan, Ms Fara Zainal, Mr Mark Lim, Ms Mary Heng, Ms Sun Meilan and Mr Kenneth Mah were the panellists at a workshop held at the Rainbow Centre yesterday that covered the topic of helping parents to be effective advocates for their children with special needs.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Ms Sue Lim and her husband Mark set up an online store to sell sensory toys which can be hard to get.
Ms Sue Lim and her husband Mark set up an online store to sell sensory toys which can be hard to get.

The Lims are parents to Zephaniah, eight, who has sensory processing disorder and dyslexia.

Five years ago, Mr Mark Lim resigned from his teaching job to set up a consultancy and later, an online store.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 10, 2019, with the headline 'Parents turn advocates in special needs community'. Print Edition | Subscribe