Aside from the work that I do in a typical week, I spend my time in pursuit of God, indulging in the occasional hobby, and writing on issues that I’m passionate about. Little pockets of energy are also spent dabbling in projects.
At the moment, one of these projects has become a main focus in my life and I’m looking forward to its completion.
This project is a book titled My Unique Child: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Autism.
Having worked with children with autism for more than five years now, it became apparent to me that the autism community in Singapore was one which was on its own trying to move forward with little understanding and support from the general public.
There are plenty of education programmes and therapies for the children. Parents themselves generally do have access to specialised courses to help in their understanding of the spectrum. But there is more to be done and more that can be offered. The needs of this special community are wide and varied, and go beyond simply educating the children.
I write this book with the aim to provide an easy-to-read guide for parents who believe that they can live a full, balanced life when they have a child with autism. It is my hope that this book will be a building block in strengthening the support system in Singapore.