“Oasis Place” is a place of love and healing for individuals who have learning differences including autism. The story of Oasis Place began in 2010 when our son Joshua was only one-and-a-half years old. Our friend, a pediatric neurologist, noticed that Joshua was displaying symptoms of autism. Inappropriate levels of eye contact, speech delay and hyperactivity were all red flags, and in hindsight, we can remember moments of Joshua spinning around intensely to music and not responding to his name. With frustratingly long waits for assessments at both public and private centres, we became Joshua’s own case manager, and did everything we could to secure private audiology and speech assessments and therapy. After 5 long months of waiting, Joshua was finally diagnosed at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore with Pervasive Development Disorder-NOS (a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills). And from that day on, our journey to heal our son of autism began….