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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

In this session, the panel shares about how they have tackled the topic of special needs and presented it in stories for children. Learn more about how writers can present such topics in an accessible way to children.


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Jill Lim

Jill Lim (Singapore)

Jill has been in the fields of journalism and editing for more than 25 years and has, at various times, been a newspaper reporter, a copyeditor, a sub-editor and a magazine editor. She became a book editor with Straits Times Press in 2017. As the mother of three daughters, the oldest of whom has autism, she was inspired to pen a children’s book on autism and family relationships. The result: My Colouring Book is Ruined!, published in March 2019. It was shortlisted for the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards in 2019. She has written three other children’s books, on pet ownership, which were published in 2021.

Nur Ilyana Bte Mohd Ali

Nur Ilyana Bte Mohd Ali (Singapore)

Nur Ilyana is a mother of four. Her third child, Alyssa, has Down’s Syndrome. Ilyana left her job as a primary school teacher when Alyssa was born to take care of Alyssa and her family. Ilyana’s interests include reading, writing, poetry, cooking and teaching. She is an advocate for children with Down’s Syndrome and hopes to do more for the Down’s Syndrome community and raise awareness of Down’s Syndrome.

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