Week 8 of Serialization: Where Does My Autistic Son Belong? Chapter 8: DIALLING "999"
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 (amotherswish.com.sg) to raise awareness about the need to learn treat autistic individuals with genuine respect and empathy, I am serializing the book on Medium, Chapters 1-8 (Please see the links below):
(December 6th, 2015)
On Sunday, December 6th, 2015, I called the police. It was somewhat anti-climactic, a non-event in juxtaposition against the history of Sebastien’s violent attacks against me. There had been many more episodes in which I should have called the police when I had been physically injured and felt frightened for my life. In fact, when I called the police, Sebastien had not injured me at all.
I had just reached a point when I no longer wanted to risk being injured anymore…