At Our Special Story, we believe every child’s potential
is far beyond our imagination.
They never fail to surprise us with what they can do.
Our mission is to help children with autism reach their highest potential.
We are a team of dedicated behaviour therapists who strive to walk every step of the way with our families and empower every child with the skills needed to achieve functional independence.
"Some see the disabilities,
I see the possibilities."
B.A. (Psychology and Criminolgy);
B.Psych.Sciences (2nd Upper Class Honours)
Grace began her journey teaching children with autism and special needs 9 years ago. Grace loves the laughter and smiles of her students and seeing the little improvements they make. She is passionate about providing children with special needs an avenue to express themselves and believes in growing their strengths. She advocates for inclusive classrooms where children with all abilities can learn together.
Grace has a cute dog named 'Meatball'.
She is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) brown belt and teaches BJJ kids classes as well.
“I believe every student can learn, just not in the same way or not on the same day.”
B.Sc. (Business Administration)
Jeannie has worked with children with autism for 11 years. Witnessing the progress of the children under her care has kept her going and she strongly believes in the importance of early intervention. She also hopes to do her part to advocate towards an inclusive society.
Jeannie is always on a hunt for good food and enjoys visiting the animals at the zoo with her 2 children!
“Celebrate every accomplishment a child achieved, no matter how small it might seem.”
Since 2015, Sujie has been working with children with autism in one-to-one as well as group setting. Through her experience in parent and community training, Sujie see the importance of community support in raising a child with autism. She also believes in embracing the differences and seeing past the label of autism.
Sujie enjoys traveling to other countries and experiencing different cultures around the world.
“If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.” - Stephen shore
B. of Psychological Science
With over 8 years of experience, Jia Yi has been working with children from diverse backgrounds and has seen them grow in unexpected and wonderful ways. He is a firm believer of the importance of balancing between the individuality of the child as well as the need to provide a child the skills necessary to further develop in this ever-changing world.
Jia Yi has experience in multiple artistry, such as embroidery, calligraphy, watercolour, and crochet.
“You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you have to see and feel.” ― Khaled Hosseini📚
Sathya Barthi Kandier
Bachelor of Social Science, Honours (Psychology)
Sathya has always firmly believed in embracing diversity in all forms. She feels that every child has their own strengths and weaknesses and a right to the same opportunities. She believes in supporting children with special needs because of their differences, not in spite of it, and that success is measured by ones effort, not skill level.
Sathya loves art and she is almost always doodling or making something. She also loves to travel and hopes to visit every continent at some point (maybe not Antarctica though!)
“Everybody has a heart that can be touched by something”
Bachelor's of Psychological Science (Honours)
Marthias believes that every child has limitless potential, and that autism should never be a barrier to their path towards excellence. Setting out with the conviction that no child is unteachable, he strives to understand the needs of each child he engages with so as to enhance their learning process. Marthias hopes that by spreading the knowledge gained from working with children with autism to those with misconceptions of the disorder, society can one day reach the level of understanding and acceptance that he envisions towards children with autism.
Fun fact: Marthias loves hiking and exploring new scenic routes to jog. Apart from being a huge lover of dogs and cars, he also spends more than he should on candles.
"Big journeys begin with
Bachelor's in Psychology
Alisha has always been passionate about helping people. She has also always enjoyed being around children because they bring about so much laughter and joy. Putting her passion and enjoyment together, she realised she can make a positive difference in children's lives. Learning can be difficult for children with special needs and providing them a safe environment to learn and grow is crucial for them. Alisha aims to instill feeling of excitement towards learning and to utilise what they have learnt to navigate the world. There is nothing more rewarding than enabling a child to explore, see, learn and using the knowledge they have gained for themselves.
Alisha loves to read while watching sunsets! She also likes going to the beach to relax.