Category Archives: Friends of ARN

Equip parents to homeschool special-needs children
I read with interest the report “650 more day activity places for adults with disabilities by 2021” (Jan 8), which mentioned that the Autism Association will pilot a programme for caregivers to be trained by professionals to teach their special-needs children independent-living skills. I believe that we can go further to encourage and equip parents to...
Autism Recovery Is Possible With Early Intervention
In the past few years, mainstream autism professionals and researchers are beginning to acknowledge something that many parents knew all along: that autism recovery is possible. Cases of recovered children have travelled beyond academic journals to appear in the New York Times, Slate Magazine and the Daily Mail. "People with autism are just like anyone else...
Let Talents Lead when Teaching Kids with Autism
Academic achievement and life skills seem to be emphasised when educating children with autism ("Day centre in Clementi for adults with autism"; Jan 8). Perhaps the objective is to reduce the burden on caregivers: The children are preoccupied with academic studies, so they don't get into trouble. They also learn basic skills to take care of...
The Truth About The Competition
To assist parents in making the right choice, we would like to share some questionable tactics that some autism businesses use. We hope that doing so will help to raise the quality of autism therapy services, and prevent parents from falling victim to some questionable businesses. Competitor A: Turn and churn, well-marketed expensive therapy centre This competitor...