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A Place for Us.

Author :  Cassandra Chiu

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Ethos Books, Singapore
ISBN 9789811405587
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2019
Bib. Info 216p.
Product Weight 300 gms.
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1. Chiu, Cassandar 2. People with visual disabilities – Singapore – Biography 3. Peopl with visual disabilities – Orientation and mobility – Singapore. Disability is neither strange nor distant. Part autobiography, part reflections of social advocate Cassandra Chiu's experiences as a person living with visual impairment, A Place For Us is the story of the first woman to be a guide dog handler in Singapore and the first Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in Southeast Asia who happens to be blind. Cassandra's story starts with her growing-up years in 1980s Singapore, chronicling how her life unfolds with the onset of Stargardt disease, which causes progressive vision loss. From pursuing an education, navigating motherhood, to building a career as a psychotherapist, Cassandra openly discusses the attitudes towards disability and her journey towards true independence with her guide dog Esme.

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