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Mainstream School for a Child with Autism

When Allan* was two years old, he was diagnosed with autism. His parents enrolled him in a special education school, but soon realized he was higher functioning than his peers. Hence, they tried to have Allan go for mainstream school.

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A Child with Autism Learns to Speak (Part 2): Parent’s Perspective

ABC Center Singapore has helped many children with autism to learn to talk. In this newsletter, we celebrate how Madhu*, a 5 year old boy who has been with ABC Center for the past eight months, has been learning. Previously,

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A Child with Autism Learns to Speak (Part 1)

At ABC Center Singapore, we have helped many children with autism to learn to talk. In this newsletter, we celebrate how Madhu*, a 5 year old boy who has been with ABC Center for the past eight months, has been

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How to spot a good program for children with Autism

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For parents of children with autism, it is difficult to know which learning program is best for their children. There are many different ones available, so it can be confusing. To help parents, we speak to Ms Hui Ling Loh,

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Helping a child communicate independently

Helping a child communicate independently - ABC Newsletter

We focus on one of the most basic needs of children with autism – the need to communicate their wants and needs independently. Children need to learn to initiate communication and ask for things on their own. ABC Center Singapore’s

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Eating Problems among Children with Autism

Eating Problems Children Autism

Among the challenges that parents face with children with autism, one of the most stressful is dealing with eating problems. These can result to children not getting the right nutrition, hence it is important to work on this quickly. Ms

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Dealing with Tantrums in children with Autism

Dealing with Tantrums in children with Autism

Many children with autism engage in tantrums or negative behavior. These include crying, hitting their heads on the wall, biting, punching, and other kinds of behavior problems that leave parents confused, stressed, and feeling very helpless. Ms Hui Ling Loh,

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Toddler Graduation: ABC’s youngest is graduating!

ABC autism school youngest is graduating

Daisy* was barely 14 months old when she started at ABC Center Singapore’s Infant/Toddler Program. When she joined, she did not have a formal autism diagnosis, but showed symptoms of autism and developmental delay – her skills were significantly behind

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Dreams for children with Autism

Dreams for children with Autism

This month, we speak with Director and Co-Founder of ABC Center Singapore and Philippines, Ms. Beth Tan, about her dreams for ABC Center’s children, as well as her own journey as a mother of a child with autism. Ms. Tan

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Teaching Social Skills to children with Autism

Teaching Social Skills to children with Autism

Socializing can be confusing for children with autism, particularly as they grow up, interacting with peers and developing friendships. They need to learn to hold conversations, to win (and lose) in games, to negotiate with others for what they want.

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