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Assistant Retail Executive, The Art Faculty Flagship

"People with autism are all different. We each have our hues and tones and that's what makes us human. Big things have small beginnings so we hope for us at The Art Faculty to be the bridge between persons with autism and the bigger community."



Barista, The Art Faculty Cafe and Starbucks outlets

"It’s not like we have trouble understanding emotions. It’s how we express them. We just don’t know how to show our happiness, sadness, or anger exactly. Although we are treated as special people, at the same time I think we just want to have normal lives. If you think about it, the problems we people with autism experience today especially expressing our emotions, is similar to any other person. Sometimes other people have trouble expressing their emotions as well."



Alumnus Artist, Artist Development Programme, The Art Faculty

"I'm excited about celebrating this community. I hope that people won't be apprehensive about talking about autism. There's a lot of potential here and we won't be able to tap on that if we are passive."

Sean Photo


Alumnus Artist, Artist Development Programme, The Art Faculty

“I was diagnosed to be on the ASD when I was about 5 or 6 years old. You can say I am quite unusual. The misconception that people have is that we should change our behavior, we should learn to behave well, that we are exempted from National Service. What I want others to know is that we can have talents, such as drawing and playing the piano. We want to be treated as someone who is quite famous.”



Alumnus Artist, Artist Development Programme, The Art Facuty
Former President of Pathlight School’s Student Council

“The common misconception of people with autism is that we’re stereotyped as crazy people, or we do things that not many other people would do. I hope World Autism Day will be able to help people out there understand people with different abilities with unique talents. Winter always turns to spring. We should face challenges head on and not run away from them, for this is not only for the benefit of yourself but for others too.”