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.
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!
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.
Children with autism normally struggle with social skills, whether it is playing nicely with their peers and siblings, or enjoying a birthday party. Here at EAP Malaysia, we want to make sure that our kids grow up having learnt how to share, take turns and most importantly, interact appropriately with their friends and families. Therefore, we have set up Social Skills Group Classes for our kids, with different group classes catering to the different needs of the children.
Here is another quick project that you can whip up for your kids, especially for sensory play and even interactive and peer play! You can also make this with your kids as this is a pretty safe DIY project, but do ensure that there is heavy supervision, and that the Borax, slime and any fingers involved are kept away from the eyes, nose and mouth.
Here at EAP Malaysia, we believe in honouring and celebrating moments, big or small. Whether it is one of our kids saying “mummy” or “daddy” for the first time, or learning how to use communication appropriately, or a team member that stands out, we want to celebrate each and every victory and milestone.
On the 5th of September, we held our last Sibling Day for the year. We saw 6 children from 4 different families come together for a day of bonding and fun-filled activities. From fun games to sharing time, it is without a doubt that the children left with a assurance that they were not alone in this journey.