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Advocacy & Decision-Making for Your Child with Autism

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DATE: Monday, August 17, 2020

TIME: 8 PM to 9 PM

PLATFORM: Google Hangouts


Presented by Dr. Roy Chan

We strive to provide the best for our children and that involves utilising a variety of intervention of treatment methods for autism.

This workshop explores how, as parents, our experiences and beliefs influence our ability to advocate and make decisions about treatment for our children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our perceptions of support, ideas of attachment, feelings regarding the diagnosis, shift in expectations, consideration for the future, and need to find community all feed into how we move forward in caring for children with ASD.

Understanding how our decision-making is influenced by these factors prepares us to make more informed decisions on our child’s choice of treatment.

Parents can gain the following knowledge:

  • Understand how cultural factors determine what treatment is best for your child
  • Understand how to make a decision between the promises, risk, and limitations of treatment methods
  • How to be an advocate for your child and what questions to ask
  • How to navigate family input and opinions about treatment goals and intervention
  • How to identify if a treatment provider is overpromising or not being entirely truthful
About Dr. Roy Chan
Dr. Roy obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Roy is trilingual in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He is comfortable with different cultures and has worked in various international and local settings in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Roy is a regular speaker at schools and corporations to provide education on psychology. He last spoke at Goldman Sachs family forum in support of the continued development of social skills during COVID-19. Roy started his career as an autism therapist in school for children with moderate to severe autism in Singapore and worked with the ASD population for the past 8 years. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact him at


Online Presentation

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