Week 6 of Serialization: Where Does My Autistic Son Belong?


Chapter 6: The First Dominoes Fell




“It is often said that things happen for a reason. So if the following events had not occurred, it was most likely that the holiday programme of December 2015 would not have gone so horribly wrong. And I would have just trudged on in my endless struggle with Sebastien and coped with his occasional, but consistent, meltdowns. Instead, the series of events that preceded the fateful A Mother’s Wish programme would snowball and generate such an irresistible momentum to propel me across a life-transforming parenting threshold that I had thought I would never cross. At least not so soon…”

In 2019, I published Where Does My Autistic Son Belong?. It chronicles my struggle with raising my adolescent autistic son, Sebastien, and my subsequent decision of setting a home for him in Bali. As part and parcel of A Mother’s Wish initiative to raise awareness about the need to learn treat autistic individuals with genuine respect and empathy, I am serializing the book on Medium.


Chapters 1-6 can be accessed here:


Chapter 1

End of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

To purchase the book, please use this link.


Also, do consider joining us for an online talk about raising "aggressive" autistic teens on Jan 21, 8–9:30 pm (Singapore time).

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