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Wired Differently

46:03 Min

What happens when a child is hard to accept? Two families open up on how they cope with autism in the family. Witness the strains in family dynamics and the challenges they face.

Wired Differently

Wired Differently - S1E1: My Child Is Autistic

20 Mar 2022 10:00pm

What happens when a child is hard to accept? Two families open up on how they cope with autism in the family. Witness the strains in family dynamics and the challenges they face.

Wired Differently

About the show:

What do you do when the child in the family is wired differently?

CNA follows four families in Singapore who have been fractured by a child whose problems go beyond what ordinary children face.

Mary has a son, Marcus, who is a high-functioning autistic adult. One day, a meltdown leads Marcus to threaten his step-father with a pair of scissors.

Amanda has a autistic child, Andric, who saps her energy and takes her attention away from her other two children.

Teddy has a son, Benedict, who has anger management issues and is expelled from school for beating up his teacher.

Yu Kee has a sister, Keeri who develops an irrational fear of holes and stickers. Keeri’s phobias throw family life awry.

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