After attending the 2015 APAC (Asia-Pacific Autism Conference in Brisbane), I went to Canberra to visit my daughter. The conference experience is mixed because the more I learnt about intervention strategies to manage the diverse needs of people with autism spectrum disorders in their early adulthood and the more challenges I became aware of in developing these areas in my home country. My mind is stuffed with cutting edge knowledge. I feel kind of pressure and confused.
It is until my daughter brought me to the disability home for dinner last night had I felt relieved and anchored. The simple presence, love and biblical reading of eight adults including my daughter and me gave me inner joy and peace. When these disabled people said prayer for the group, I was touched and inspired.
Regardless of what great stuff I got from the APAC, the most important and immediate thing to do is to serve with love with sensitivity and compassion. It’s a blurred line between the one who serves and the one who is served. Like making friends with the disabled, I feel the presence of joy and contentment among us. These special moments sharing with the special friends made my day.