"Alan, just wanted to thank you for
a great book sensitively written."
Joe W - Colorado
"Alan, just wanted to let you know,
your practical tips are right on the money. Thank you for sharing
them. Wonderful book"
Leslie M - Utah
"Alan, your book should be required
reading for every parent and professional involved in teaching
these special children"
Alice M - Australia
"Mr Yau, your book has helped turn
what I thought was the worst thing that could happen into the
most enriching experience of our lives"
Mrs E Jay - NYC
"Hey Alan, gotta say your PowerPoint
teaching aids are somethin else buddy. So simple but so effective.
Worth the cover price on thier own. Good job"
N Ryan - Florida
"Dr Alan*, I was skeptical but we
found you book so useful. I simply couldn't put it down. We
noticed a difference after only a few days"
W Ocata - SA
* I am NOT and never claim to
be a doctor but have left comment as received - Alan
I was born in Hong Kong in 1967 and moved to the UK aged 5.
After finishing school I attended the University of
East Anglia and was awarded a BA (Hons) degree (IIi)
in Philosophy, Politics & Economics.
I worked in the USA at Summer Camp for 11 summers
between 1991 and 2005, which is where I first worked
with children with ASD.
My interest in working with Children with special
needs grew as I worked as a resource center worker offering
respite care for children with learning disabilities, some
of whom had autism.
I also worked as a care practitioner in a children's
During 1997/98 I studied for a postgraduate
certificate in education at University of East Anglia and
worked as an early years teacher (nursery and reception age
here, equivalent to kindergarten in the USA).
Between 1999 and 2001 I worked as curriculum
support teacher in a Resourced Provision in a mainstream primary
school before teaching Year 5 children for 1 year.
I took some time out to develop my computer
skills to make me a more effective teacher before returning
to full time teaching in 2004 as the Manager of Provision
for Children with ASD which remains my full time occupation.
In 2005 I decided to embark upon a project to
share my experiences with others culminating in my ebook and