28 Sep '16, 1am

At four, my child was diagnosed with autism. Today, he takes care of himself. - The Singapore Daily

My name is Kwoh. My story is about second chances. I thought if I worked hard, life would be good for my family. But such is life, with its ups and downs. My son, who is now a young adult, seemed normal at birth. However he was diagnosed with mild autism at the age of 4, which is also the age he started talking. My wife and I took this in our stride, letting him try out a mainstream primary school before he enrolled him in Pathlight school for his secondary school education. Photo (by author): Pathlight School He had a good memory and preferred to read a dictionary, memorising big words as a hobby. We wanted him to learn more life skills to be independent, because we won’t be around all the time to care for him. He needs to work and take care of himself when we leave this world. But we can’t always protect him 24-7. Twice he was bullied very badly when he was outside on hi...

Full article: http://singaporedaily.net/2016/09/28/four-child-diagnosed...

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