02 Mar '11, 4am

Help at hand for parents of autistic children

Help at hand for parents of autistic children

At the programme's official launch yesterday were (from left) NCSS deputy CEO Tina Hung, KKH CEO Ivy Ng, Temasek Cares chairman Richard Magnus and Parenting Research Centre executive director Warren Cann. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING View more photos WHEN her youngest son was diagnosed with mild autism last year, Madam Cynthia Ho did not know what to do. Loh Teck Yee, now five years old, has difficulty communicating his wants and simply cries and screams to get attention. Madam Ho, 40, a housewife, was then referred by KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) to a programme that educates parents of children with developmental needs. She is part of the initial intake of about 40 who completed the programme before its official launch on Tuesday. She now deals with her son's condition with more ease. Put together by KKH's department of child development and the Parenting Research ...

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