He harms himself and others but he can’t control it, says woman of autistic son

SINGAPORE – Sometimes, when her 30-year-old son hears a child crying or a motorbike engine roaring, he cups his palms over his ears and repeats: “Don’t hurt mummy.”

Signs like this present Mrs Abby Cheong, 63, that her autistic son Aaron doesn’t imply to harm her when he has his episodes which are triggered by loud noises.

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