Living with Autism: Nothing Beats Warm Support from Good Friends

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Kai and his friends. The sound of children’s chatter and laughter fill the classroom corridor. As I step into the Year Four classroom, I am surprised to see the children mostly decked out in traditional outfits. The English language teacher explains that the class is learning about different local cultures that day. My eyes search and find Kai. He is playing sepak bulu ayam (“kicking the featherball” – but in this case a shuttlecock) with four friends. Coincidently, they are all girls. I watch with a great sense of pride as the girls patiently teach Kai to kick a shuttlecock. Kai is not ...


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