This network was created in January 2019 with a group of autistic refugees. Back then, all autistics were expelled from a caregiver controlled chat group because of a personal disagreement between a caregiver and an autistic which divided that chat group. Eric sought to turn this crisis into an opportunity by setting up this network together with Wesley. Thus, this network has much personal meaning for the autistic community – as a space created for autistics by autistics with autistics.
We are a group of Neurodivergent people (including autistics) who have set up a network of chat groups to bring the autism community in Singapore together. We are acting in our personal capacities to champion Inclusive Equality and develop competent leaders with integrity to lead the autism community.
Our work is not affiliated with any organisation, business or government agency. This simple website aims to provide an easy reference for participants of our chat groups.
Well-run online communities are supportive of mental health. WhatsApp is one of the most effective social media platforms for social support. Your participation and support for the community can make a difference.
If you are new to autism, please do your homework first: read this online book and the iautistic website. The groups are meant to provide support, not to educate people about the basics of autism or determine if someone is autistic or not.
If you are a parent suspecting that your child is autistic, you can try the free ASDetect app first, obtain a formal diagnosis and then approach autism centers/clinics.
If you suspect that you may be autistic, please take the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) test to see how likely you are to be on the spectrum and get a formal diagnosis.
[Tip: When answering the AQ test, you may get a more accurate result if you answer it as yourself when you were a teenager before you learned advanced coping and social skills to mask autism.]