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Open Sea Swimming Challenge and How To Prepare For It

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, lovesomeonewithautism, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, real-life-stories, teaching-tips-tools

On 21st April 2018, two of our kiddos took part in an Open Sea swimming event at Pulau Redang, Terrengganu. This event coincided with World Autism Awareness Month 2018, and challenged the boys to swim a distance of 1km over an open sea! To prepare for the event, two of our boys, Daniel* and Sam* had to prepare at least a month in advance for the big day…

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EAP Malaysia’s Response To The Arrest of Young Man With Autism

By | autism-awareness, behaviour-handling, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, resource, social-play-skills

It is very unfortunate for both families involved in the recent incident in Kuala Lumpur, involving a 22-year old man with autism, Ahmad Ziqri, who was arrested after being accused of molesting another woman. In light of the recent events, we at EAP were asked for our perspective by a number of media reporters and so we would like to share our thoughts on the matter, as well as to recommend various strategies that would equip other individuals with autism with the expected behaviours and appropriate social skills with regards to this matter…

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How To Desensitise Your Child With Autism To Sounds

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, daily-living-skills, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, resource, teaching-tips-tools

Some children with autism may have sound sensitivities, or tolerance issues to various sounds or loud noises. This issue can potentially be challenging, particularly if you intend to take a flight to your holiday destination. This week on our blog, we would like to share some tips and strategies on desensitising your child with autism to certain sounds, and we will be focusing on the loud sounds on an airplane.

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How To Teach Your Child With Autism To Stay With You In The Community

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, behaviour-handling, daily-living-skills, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, teaching-tips-tools

Going out to different places in the community is an activity most families engage in to enjoy some ‘Family Time’ together. Most families enjoy going out to places like malls, parks, swimming pools and playgrounds during the weekends and school holidays. Spending some quality family time helps build interaction and strengthen bonds between family members, allows everyone to unwind from work, school and other responsibilities. However, going out to the community can be challenging for families with children with autism, perhaps even for families with typically-developing children. In the community, there are various safety concerns, one particular example is the risk of children wandering off from the adults.

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