April 17, 2019It was unlike any other day in Kirtanraw Subramanian’s life.
He was 16 and his father had just been informed by his school that he needed to be transferred out.
“The other students were getting aggressive with him and he couldn’t take it,” recalls his father Subramanian Bandiloo during a recent interview in Kuala...
April 15, 2019Adli Yahya was in denial for the longest time. The 54-year-old father of six recalls, sadly, the time he refused to accept the fact that his son Luqman has autism.
“I treated him so badly that, in the end, he became so scared of me. The sight of me put him in panic mode,” shares the Kelantan-born, admitting this caused a rift...
April 13, 2019“Back then, there were no special schools or special centres, especially when you come from a small town like Batu Pahat," 'Guang' director Quek Shio Chuan talks about his brother's autism journey.
April 10, 2019A psychiatrist feels that we should stop labelling children with autism as autistic in order to minimise the stigma when they become adults, as well as to encourage them in their own areas of interest and expertise.
April 10, 2019There is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, but starting the child on some form of therapy can help him or her become independent, and the earlier they start, the more improved their communication and behavioural skills will be.
February 19, 2019Every Tuesday, Kuala Lumpur's Sunway Putra Mall will reduce its brightness and music levels to keep kids calm. There are also sensory walls and a panic room for those feeling overwhelmed.
January 11, 2019Associate Professor Dr Noreen Izza Arshad and her research team at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) are delving into the use of robots as a teaching aid for children with special needs, in particular those with ASD.
November 17, 2018Being sworn at in public and told to lock up her children at home instead of bringing them out are just some of the abuses Joyce Lim has had to contend with as the mother of two sons who have developmental impairment. Her second child Clifford Kang who is 23 years old has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and her youngest...