Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #5 of 6

Four down. Two to go. Surely this series I've been writing on the Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM) and its six High Priority Areas (HPA) can't get any worse. Right? And yet, it just did. With this week's HPA #5 -- Residential Continuum. [If you're new to my blog and this series, please find my brief … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #5 of 6

Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #4 of 6

Yep. It's true. This ASD series just gets harder and harder to write. Why? Since blogging about our nation's Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM) a month ago, my overwhelming sense that this is something bigger than any one of us advocating, partnering, and supporting those in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, has just become more … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #4 of 6

Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #2 of 6

Last week, I wrote on the first High Priority Area or HPA#1 - Quality Assurance for Autism Services. This was after I had kicked off this series on our nation's first Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM) with an intro a fortnight ago. Today, I will continue with HPA#2 - Planning for Life. (For those interested, the … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #2 of 6

Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #1 of 6

[Below's my 200th blog post! Yeah me!! If you're new to my writings, feel free to learn more about me here] Last week, I introduced the Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM), meant for the local Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community. It was developed and launched in January this year by multiple parties supporting the community. The … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #1 of 6

From ‘Aware’ to ‘Accept’ – my unfinished autism journey

[An edited version of this post first appeared here.] C: “Mister Miss Fairy!” Me: “Carrots and Potatoes…” His older brother: “…with Beef Stew!” These are words my sons and I say to each other whenever C is upset, feels threatened, or thinks he’s in trouble. And to diffuse the situation and reassure him, I would respond with the … Continue reading From ‘Aware’ to ‘Accept’ – my unfinished autism journey

ASD Book Review #3 & Film Review: “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump: to express ourselves

There he goes again. Jumping up and down in rapid succession, shaking his hands as he bounces in delight. C does that each time he gets excited. Like watching his favourite TV cartoon series Paw Patrol, especially when his favourite 'Paw Patroller" Rubble swings into action. It's like my son's senses are being dialled up … Continue reading ASD Book Review #3 & Film Review: “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump: to express ourselves