There are an estimated 18,000 adults with autism, of different severity, in Singapore.

Mr Ashwin Gopala Krishnan, 23, is one of them.

With adult services here only in its infancy, Ashwin faces an uncertain future. But the young man pushes on, with much help from his family, his therapists, medication and an endearing sense of humour.

Pictures by Samuel He

Videos and Photos courtesy of Aruna and Aresha G.K.

Produced by Desmond Lim & Neo Xiaobin

Story in print by Fiona Low & Amanda Tan
Jun 5, 2010

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