i autistic » About Eric » Autism Work Announcement

With effect from 2022, I will be focusing fully on my further studies and career development as an IT professional.

 

Due to this new commitment and new priorities in my life, I will no longer do the following:

A) Supporting non-strategic causes (e.g. “inclusion” and autism awareness)

B) Engaging in autism work no matter paid or unpaid, informal or professional

 

However, I will continue to do the following:

1) Work of high strategic value pertaining to adult autistics with low support needs (e.g. addressing policymakers one-on-one on the Action For Autistics Masterplan or regulations to stop insurance discrimination)

2) Work that I have previously committed to (e.g. supporting caregivers via the WACS community, mentoring selected autistic leaders, maintaining this website)

 

I find it regrettable that Singapore is far from ready for Inclusive Equality and may take a long time to truly accept autistic people. The local autism community and mainstream media also seem to have difficulty understanding the purpose and meaning of my work. It is time for me to pass the baton of advocacy to the younger generation and move on to pursue other things in my life.