12 Things to Know when you have a Child on the Autism Spectrum in Singapore

It is 4am at the emergency department of the hospital. Doctors have just managed to bring Norfadillah’s heart rate down — after four tries — from a panic-inducing 235 beats…

“Mum, Why Is That Kid So Weird?” – A Teaching Opportunity

“Mum, that boy’s making so much noise — should we tell his parents?” asked my girl. He was grunting and the echoes vibrating off the water surface rudely interrupted the…

April 2022: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore

The month when it all happens — Autism Awareness Day, Indian New Year, Ramadan, Easter, Earth Day — is turning out to be quite the busy one. Are you ready?…

Nothing but Pride for her Two Autistic Sons

When her two sons were young, life was a guessing game for June Lim. “I had to do everything for them, like showering, feeding them their meals, changing their clothes,…

Autism: Beyond Awareness to Real Hope for this Doctor’s Son

“I felt utterly defeated. Autism had stolen my son from me. My perfect baby boy was slipping further away with every day, and it seemed nothing we did was helping,”…

An Open Letter from a Parent of a Child with Autism

It is every parent’s wish for their child to be healthy and normal. Being told otherwise by a teacher, doctor, or a bystander can be quite a shock. I always thought…

14 Life-Changing Tips to Know if You are Struggling with a Child with Autism

Have you ever felt helpless and clueless about how to manage your child? Were you shocked when you were told your child had autism and wondered whether the doctors were…

My Child has Autism. Now What?

When a child is first diagnosed or suspected to have autism, it can be a very challenging time for the child’s parents and the family. In this early period, many…