Autism Awareness In Malaysia

By autism-awareness, lovesomeonewithautism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that cannot be cured through medication. It is a lifelong and pervasive disorder which means that individuals diagnosed with the disorder have needs that are extensive. These needs include therapeutic intervention, special education, respite care and supported employment (Mann, 2013). The chronicity of ASD or autism thus not only brings an impact on the individuals diagnosed but the entire family unit (Macks & Reeve, 2007; Reichman et al., 2008, as cited in Cridland, Jones, Magee & Caputi, 2014). …

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Did You Know? – #welcometohope Edition

By autism-awareness, lovesomeonewithautism

This next series of news pieces is all about hope.

Trending all over the web, news and social media this past week has been a video of an inspirational father and son pair, Bill and Chris Davis. Born with physical disaiblities, neurological damage and on top of that, diagnosed with autism, Chris, now 22, has had a very tough life. However, that did not stop Bill from seeking treatment and showing unconditional love towards his son. “I thought, ‘If he’s happy, if he stops hurting himself, if I could hug him… That would be the greatest gift in life.” …

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EAP Honour Moment

By eap-team

One of our core values here at EAP Malaysia is Honour. We strongly believe in honouring each and every one of our team members, regardless of their position. Honour moments are when we celebrate a team member each month who has gone above and beyond what is required of them. …

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EAP Social Skills Group Classes

By eap-team, services, social-play-skills

Social Skills is something children with autism struggle with. Whether it is having a proper play time with their siblings or peers, or going out to a restaurant for a meal with their family, or even just enjoying a birthday party, children with autism struggle to interact like how typical children would. Here at EAP Malaysia, to ensure that our kids to grow up learning how to share, take turns and interact appropriately with their friends and family, we have set up Social Skills Group Classes. These classes are specially designed to cater to the different needs of the children. …

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EAP Annual Dinner 2015

By eap-team, events

Over the weekend, EAP Malaysia celebrated and honoured our team members for all their hard work and efforts in what they do, for the passion they have in changing the kids’ lives, for choosing autism. We hosted our Annual Dinner to celebrate all that has happened throughout the year, the big and the small, the milestones and the achievements. The theme of the night was Beauty and The Beast, and there was not a single person who did not look like they were going for a formal ball! It was definitely a sight to see.

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Bridge The Gap 2015: Q&A Session

By resource

Bridge the Gap 2015: School Edition was a huge success! We hope that you’ve been impacted greatly by what Dr Nan and Jochebed had to share. For those of you who were not able to make it, fret not, as we will be recapping conference over the next few days. So stay tuned!

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EAP on The Bella Show

By eap-team, media

We had the honour of being featured live on The Bella Show, NTV7, last week, where our very own director, Jochebed Isaacs, spoke about autism, its symptoms, diagnosis and the need for awareness.

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Moving Forward (Part 1)

By schools-and-education

EAP was recently asked the question of what are the necessary steps a school should take in order to successfully integrate a child with autism to school. While there are a number of specific recommendations ranging from minor adaptations to the school facility to human resource development, the change starts with a change of mindset.

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