18 Jul '11, 12am

Eatery asked autistic boy to leave

My son, Aaron was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. I had no doubt about his diagnosis and accepted reality readily. In fact, I found it a big relief and was offered help almost immediately. I needed the diagnosis desperately, so that Aaron could receive the necessary therapies and intervention. Relatives and friends found the diagnosis hard to believe, and were unable to support us; some did not even understand our absence at gatherings. Luckily, my family stood by us and we had immense support from my parents, we enrolled Aaron in an EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children) school, after only a month's waiting. Aaron was provided the best attention from caring teachers and understanding from his peers. And that gave me an hour-and-a-half's break - away from his screams and tantrums which happen any time, anywhere. Although the biting, beatin...

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