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Read the articles below for the latest update of A Mother's Wish.

13 Feb 2020

Travelling with Sebastien, my autistic son, has always been an adventure. But it is quite different now, as we no longer live with him. For the past two years, we have been seeing him once every 1.5 to 2 months for periods ranging from 2 to 5 days and just one big 16-d...

11 Oct 2018

It was a pleasure and privilege to conduct an interactive workshop with parents of special needs kids and teens at the Gurkha Contingent on October 7th. Even though they were part of a tightly-knit community and were more at ease with Nepali, these parents embraced me...

27 Aug 2018

It’s been a little past two years since we moved Sebastien, my autistic son, to Bali. What a roller-coaster ride it has been with exhilarating highs and heartbreaking lows. During this time period that seems to have just flown by, there have been changes to the carer t...

1 Aug 2018

Back in 2014, when I first started A Mother's Wish, I was worried for the uncertain future of Sebastien, my moderately autistic son, who would be turning 18. Despite his talents and capabilities, he struggled with self-injurious and aggressive behaviors during puberty,...

10 Apr 2014

Sebastien's season of adolescence can be described, to borrow the brilliant lines of Charles Dickens, as “the best of times”..., and unfortunately, the “worst of times”. 

On the one hand, my 15-year-old has turned into a young man with the initiative to perform many hou...

6 Jan 2011

This the second of a two-article series about the challenges and implications of raising an individual with autism, which was sparked off by the incident described in the first article, “When Aggression Strikes… Mama Goes on Strike”. In the second article, I go beyond...