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Our Campaign Storyends 04 Mar 2019, 11:59 PM
Till I became a parent, I never knew the worries that a parent had to go through. When my elder son was 2.5 years old, he was assessed with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). As there was a long waitlist for public EIPIC ctr, we enrolled him in a private setup. Since then, he was able to catch up with his milestones with a detailed and well thought out early intervention program. Along the way, he also demonstrated to us his extraordinary talents that we might have otherwise missed out on. As they say, every child is unique and if we can help them to develop and grow, they will blossom and become a shining star.
Being extremely lucky in receiving a running slot in next year's Tokyo Marathon and having not ran a marathon in 20 years,
I decided to use this opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Autism Resource Centre (ARC) in Singapore.
ARC is a non- profit organization and more details can be found in the associated link. In particular, they have an early intervention program called WeCan Early Intervention (wecaneip.com) where they provide autism specific intervention for young children diagnosed with autism.
Through my running journey to the Tokyo Marathon, I hope to raise funds for ARC to increase their existing resources and at the same time, raise awareness of the importance of early intervention. For S'poreans, donations of S$100 and above will be eligible for tax relief.
Thank you for your kind donations & on my part, I will do my best for the marathon!
About The Charity
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC is a not-for-profit charity based in Singapore. Registered in 2000, it was started by professional and parent volunteers dedicated to serving children and adults on the autism spectrum to help these individuals lead meaningful and independent lives in society.
To ensure individuals on the autism spectrum realise their maximum potential with the support of their caregivers and professional team, ARC provides a wide range of core services.
ARC started Pathlight School, the first autism-focused school in Singapore offering a unique blend of mainstream academics and life skills for primary and secondary students.
Other signature programmes include early intervention, training for professionals and caregivers, employability and employment services, enrichment programmes and library and information services.
ARC also operates two social enterprises, The Art Faculty and Professor Brawn, to create and provide more job opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum and adults with other disabilities.