Isabelle & Jayden’s Story
Ms Isabelle Lun is a parent and caregiver to Jayden Toh, who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ms Isabelle shares their journey and some words of advice for other parents who may be walking down a similar path.
Having had her older child also go through developmental delays, Jayden’s mother – Isabelle, knew the importance of identifying and supporting Jayden’s needs early. Jayden’s elder sister, Jocelyn, first enrolled into AWWA Early Intervention Centre when she was about 2.5 years old, to attain support for her speech delay issues. After showing significant progress, Jocelyn was discharged from the AWWA Early Intervention programme at the age of four, and was enrolled into a mainstream primary school near their home.
Jayden on the other hand, was diagnosed with ASD by specialists at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), and soon after started intervention with AWWA when he was around two years old. Isabelle was very grateful that her family was very supportive of her decision to bring both her children to KKH for a diagnosis, enabling them to receive intervention at a young age.
Read Isabelle’s and Jayden’s story here.