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Petition by parents of autistic children... #sgpolitics

There is a petition put up by a informal parents group called Shoulders. Shoulders - Appeal for Asd Adults The Online Citizen highlighted the plight of these parents [Petition by parents of children with autism- MP Denise Phua on the defensive ]. The parents are asking for more govt support to create work opportunities for their autistic children when they grow up and significantly improve the care for autistic adults who are unable to work. This petition reflects the deep and persistent fear of parents of autistic children about who will take care of their children when they are gone. Unlike other first world countries where the govt gives extensive support for parents of disabled children, the Singapore govt leaves much of work to charities with limited resources. Much of the financial burden are borne by the parents who are usually the primary caregivers - very often on...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/03/petition-by-par...

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