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.
“A child's laugh could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world.”
B.A. (Psychology and Criminolgy);
B.Psych.Sciences (2nd Upper Class Honours)
Grace began her journey teaching children with autism and special needs 8 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) purple 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 almost 10 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 4 year old son and has a new baby girl!
"Play is the work of the child."
Having interned at an inclusive preschool, Carolyn was touched to see children of different abilities learning together and playing with one another in an understanding and safe environment. This inspired her to begin her career as an aba therapist in 2013. She finds joy when she is able to help her students learn well and when they enjoy the learning process as well.
She goes trekking around Singapore every weekend in search of good food.
“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
Senior Behavior Therapist
B. of Psychological Science
With over 6 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.
"See the ABLE, not the label."
B. of Psychological Science
During her university days, Michelle was drawn to the topic of child development. She believes in the importance of a child's development as it sets the basis for learning, behaviour and their emotional health. The module left an impact on her, motivating her to want to work with children with autism. Since her 1.5 years journey of teaching children with autism, she experiences a great sense of achievement when they make improvements, especially in speech or fine motor skills. Every child she has taught is unique and individual in their own ways and they have taught her more than she can imagined.
Michelle enjoys exercising her creativity to create wonderful materials and crafts for her students. She loves Japan and can't wait to visit it again when travelling is resumed!