A neurodevelopmental disorder that makes it difficult for children afflicted with ASD to learn and develop at the same pace as majority of children.
In a fast-paced city like Singapore where time is of the essence, we are constantly bombarded with the message of “faster, faster, faster!” Culturally, this creates an environment which is hostile to slow learners and those with special needs. It also creates an underlying belief equating speed with goodness, superiority, and intelligence. But is that true? I beg to differ.
While our society prizes the ability to respond quickly, I think it is far too shallow a measure to d