VOICES is a collection of autism stories in Singapore. Autistic individuals, their families, caregivers and teachers, share their experience of life with autism. Through these first-person narratives, we get a glimpse of what it is like to live, strive, and dream with autism.
Now in his 20s, Wesley explains how a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome brought great relief.
Peggy’s autistic son has recently completed his studies at the Institute of Technical Education. She is encouraged by his progress as he prepares to enter the workforce.
Winnie is a single mother. She talks about the challenges she faces with her 11-year-old son who has autism.
Ellen has two daughters and a son. She describes the sibling relationships among her children.
Jessie, now in her thirties, is mother to a teenage boy with autism. She went through a divorce some years ago and shares her thoughts on it.
Alice talks about how she juggles between running a business and caring for her teenage daughter who has autism.
Immanuel is currently studying in a special school. His mother shares how disclosure can sometimes bring about understanding and provide relief.
David has autism and is studying in a mainstream school. His father talks about their adventures on public transport.
Ellen’s son has autism and is now a teenager. She recounts the earlier years.