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[ONE STORY 21] Demystifying Myths about Autism Spectrum

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Join the speakers as they debunk myths about autism and share interesting facts about individuals on the spectrum.

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Based on previous studies, autism affects around 1% of Singapore’s population. This means that an average of 50,000 Singaporeans is currently living with autism, with 11,500 of those under 19 years of age. On top of that, it is also estimated that over 200 children in the country are diagnosed with autism annually. Join the speakers as they debunk myths about autism and share interesting facts about individuals on the spectrum.

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Panelist 1 | Dr Sim Zi Lin | Psychologist and Autism Therapist at Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)

Dr Sim completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where she researched self-directed learning in typical and atypical development. She also received training in the neuropsychological and educational assessment during her time at UC Berkeley. Passionate about serving the autism community, Dr Sim was part of the core team that put together Singapore’s first Autism Enabling Masterplan. She is also currently responsible for training and coaching new and existing staff in teaching and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

Panelist 2 | Dr Dawn-joy Leong | Autistic Researcher in autism, multi-art practitioner, board member of the Disabled People's Association and co-founder of K9 Assistance.

Dr. Dawn-joy Leong is an independent researcher and multidisciplinary artist whose work has been presented in Australia, UK, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. Dawn-joy is well-known in the Arts & Disabilities, campaigning for equity and mentoring artists with disabilities towards professionalism; and lectures on neurodiversity, art-science practices and designing conducive spaces for mental wellbeing. Dawn-joy is Autistic with multiple disabilities, bringing to her professional work valuable insights from lived experience.

About One Story

One Story is a National Reading Movement initiative by the National Library Board to make Singapore short stories – originally written in Tamil, Malay, Chinese, or English – available in the other languages. The project aims to bring these stories to more readers beyond the language communities that they were originally written for. “Razi” is a short story by Dr Sa’eda Buang that was originally written in Malay. This book features the story in all four languages.


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