Autism Forum aims to provide a friendly space for people to learn about the different aspects of autism, including parenting, social issues, emotional health and biomedical treatment. Below are the experts that we invited to participate in this autism forum.

John Yeo is a father of an autistic child who is now 22 years old. He has been on a journey to help his daughter and other children with ASD find a way out of autism since the mid-1990’s.

Through the process, he has earned a license to practice acupuncture and a Master of Science degree from UK. He is a trained DAN! Biomedical consultant and has seen well over 1000 children at the Thomson Paediatric Centre at Thomson Medical Centre from 2003. He feels that a child stands the best chance if parents are able to combine behavioral and biomedical approaches.

Some of these children are now leading independent lives appropriate for their age.  His own daughter has improved her ATEC score from 77 to 23 as of September 2010.  She has reached what John calls the First Target of Intervention: To eliminate biological issues and behavioral issues to a point where a child can be cared for without risks and danger to caregivers.

John’s research to help his daughter continues.

Born in Singapore, Eric was an odd boy who did not know what it was like to be human. Sleepwalking through life, he had no idea what feelings and human relationships are. Stuck in his private world, he did not understand the concept of communications and could only repeat what other people asked him.

After his formal diagnosis of autism in 2001, he was relieved to know of the reason for his differences. Yet his loneliness and disgust of being human remained: he continued to struggle day after day, living in a world devoid of meaning and joy.He successfully graduated from the mainstream educational system to obtain a Diploma in Logistics. He was then reluctantly drafted into the Singapore Army just as he discovered spiritual philosophy, which opened his mind to the deeper purpose of human existence.

With the help of his forgiving colleagues and his exploration of emotional releasing techniques, he was able to reconnect with the human race and find meaning in his human life. A new dimension of emotions and social interaction opened up to him. Inspired to share his personal experience of autism with the world, he wrote “Mirror Mind”, “Autism & Self Improvement” and “Star Child on Earth” to unveil the mystery of autism.