Parents help teen cope with autism

Ms Anastasia Sabrina Zuraimi and her mother, Dr Elly Sabrina Ismail, will be giving a talk this Saturday at the Family Fair for Autism.
Ms Anastasia Sabrina Zuraimi and her mother, Dr Elly Sabrina Ismail, will be giving a talk this Saturday at the Family Fair for Autism.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

They would act out scenarios to teach her how to respond in social situations

Growing up, Ms Anastasia Sabrina Zuraimi knew she was not like "normal" children.

She did not start speaking until she was 4 1/2 years old, and had difficulty making eye contact with people and socialising with her peers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2018, with the headline 'Parents help teen cope with autism'. Print Edition | Subscribe