Dream Blossom Project

Dream Blossom is a social engagement project organised by a collective group of artists and curators called "Warm Hands" - an initiative of TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea. <Dream Blossom by Warm Hands> is a member of the People's Participation Public Diplomacy Program, which is supported by the Korea Foundation. In collaboration with SAC3 (Sabah Animation & Creative Content Centre), Dream Blossom by Warm Hands conducted six workshops with our trainees from Puzzle Prints Sheltered Workshop, which resulted in an exhibition showcasing their beautiful creations. The exhibition will run for a month starting from 27 August to 28 September 2018 at SAC3. Workshop 1 : Beach Combing + Ordinary Monument by Soun HONG Workshop 2 : Accidental Painting by Sean Sehwan ROH Workshop 3 : Super Hero Marine Village by Hemin PARK Workshop 4 : Making Energy Generator by Minji SON Workshop 5 : My Portrait by Siha KIM Workshop 6 : Korean Food Making Exhibition (27 August to 28 September 2018) ...
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Digital Art Workshop

On 18 August 2018, we organised a Digital Art Workshop (Everyone Can Draw) in partnership with Majlis Perkhidmatan Masyarakat Sabah (MPMS) and Asgardian School of Art for persons with and without disabilities at Sabah Art Gallery. The objectives of this workshop are to (1) promote social inclusion through art; and (2) train, expand and improve the potentials and skill sets of young individuals. Our participants learnt and explored how to become an independent digital art artist - from creating their art content using various digital softwares to delivering their products. ...
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Field Trip to Cowboy Town

On 24 July 2018, the co-workers and trainees of Puzzle Prints Sheltered Workshop and Sabah Mental Health Association (SMHA) went on a field trip to Sabandar Cowboy Town, Tuaran. We did activities such as mangrove walk, horse riding and feeding, drawing and sketching - and not forgetting the scrumptious buffet lunch! ...
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First AIM Symposium

Autism Initiatives Malaysia (AIM) held their First Symposium "Transitioning to Further Education and Employment" on 13 - 14 July 2018 at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur. AIM acts as a catalyst in the autism spectrum service landscape, shifting from early childhood intervention to a focus on adults. AIM is committed to empowering adults with autism spectrum condition through self-advocacy and citizen advocacy, further education and employment, mental health and well-being. We heard from close to 30 speakers - international and local experts, passionate parents and practitioners through plenary sessions and practical workshops. The Symposium provided a platform for people to connect and share experiences and ideas in an empathetic and connected environment. With both international and national expertise, the Symposium offered hope to the community as they continue to research what has been achieved in other countries, showcase existing models, share success stories within Malaysia, and provide support and inspiration to teens and adults with autism spectrum condition and their families. ...
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Abilympics Sabah 2018

Abilympics (coined from the phrase "Olympics of Abilities"), a skills competition for persons with disabilities (PWDs) have helped to overturn traditional views in regard to the skills, potentials and abilities of PWDs, resulting in increased employment opportunities and vocational stability. The concept of International Abilympics (IA) competition is similar to 'Skills Competition' which is coordinated by the Ministry of Human Resources through the Department of Skills Development, whereby qualified non-disabled representatives will be selected to compete at the international level (WorldSkills competition). The first IA was held in Tokyo, Japan in 1981 to commemorate the United Nations' International Year of Disabled Persons. It was then held on a regular basis every four years. The objectives of the Abilympics competition are: 1. To elevate the desire of PWDs for vocational independence and improve their vocational skills; 2. To enhance public understanding on the vocational abilities of PWDs and their participation in socio-economic activities; 3. To support full participation of PWDs in society, with special focus on their...
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EFC Workshop

Topics Covered D.E.T. – A New Way of Thinking About Disability by Mr. Fariz Hj Abd Rani Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) at Home by Ms. Shirley Hunggim, Certified NS-NLP Practitioner Physiotherapy at Home by Ms. Vivienne Yong, Move Well Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre Communication at Home by Ms. Amelia Inbam and Ms. Prudence Lingham, Speech & Language Therapists Sensory Motor Exercises at Home by Ms. June Kuo, SI World Music as Therapy at Home by Ms. Gurpreet Kalsi, Music Therapist, Healing Sounds ...
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Autism Awareness-Acceptance Month 2018

April is Autism Awareness-Acceptance Month! Our annual Walk for Autism Sabah is taking a break this year and will be back in 2019! In the meantime, C.H.I.L.D. Sabah has supported various events organised by equally enthusiastic parties.   Event 1 : Understanding The Many Faces of Autism - Journeying Together Organised by Special Needs & Paediatric Dental Services 3 April 2018 @ Dewan Auditorium Hospital Queen Elizabeth I   Event 2 : Program Inovasi Dalam Pendidikan Terapi Organised by Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) and NASOM Kota Kinabalu 7 April 2018 @ Dewan Terbuka SK Pekan Tuaran   Event 3 : Volunteerism @ Puzzle Prints Sheltered Workshop Organised by Sabah Institute of Art 12 April 2018 @ Tanjung Aru   Event 4 : Autism Fair Organised by Program Pendidikan Khas Integrasi SMK Tansau in collaboration with Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Penampang 21 - 22 April 2018 @ Imago Mall   Event 5 : Autism Fun Run and Walk 2018 Organised by Program Pendidikan Khas Integrasi SK Pekan Tamparuli, Tuaran 22 April 2018 @ SK Pekan Tamparuli ...
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CitaCita Outreach Program

  CitaCita Outreach Program is a pilot project (supported by the state government for a period of one year) under Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah that intends to help change the lives of children with disabilities (particularly children who have Autism) to undergo one-to-one therapies at an affordable fee. This will in turn help relief lower-income families who cannot cope with high therapy fees to access the service. CCOP Registration Poster Program Details Duration : One (1) year Geographical Coverage : Kota Kinabalu (April 2018) and Kota Marudu (May 2018) Therapy Fee : RM 40.00 per month (1 hour per week; 4 hours per month) Learning Aids Fee : RM 10.00 per year ...
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ADIC 2018

C.H.I.L.D. Sabah attended the Arts & Disability International Conference (ADIC) in Singapore from 22 to 23 March 2018. The inaugural Conference focuses on innovative approaches in artistic practices, inclusive community engagement and bridging multi-sectorial partnerships. It also places the spotlight on persons with disabilities in leadership who play a critical role in shaping the arts into an inclusive platform. Innovation and leadership in enabling greater inclusion and diversity in the arts is the core underlying theme at the ADIC. Jointly organised by Very Special Arts Singapore (VSA) and the National Arts Council (NAC), ADIC 2018 aims to provide insights on innovative ways to increase arts. accessibility and facilitate sharing of best practices. The first of such in the ASEAN region, the Conference brings together international and local guest speakers and arts groups from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Japan, Singapore and UK, arts practitioners and organisations, social professionals and key agencies to network and exchange insights and perspectives in arts and disability. ADIC 2018 is a special event of True Colours Festival, the first Asia Pacific Celebration of Artistes with Disabilities. Presented by UNESCO and The Nippon Foundation, with Platinum Sponsor DBS, it is produced by...
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Site Visit SAC3 & SJCRC

Sabah Animation Creative Content Centre (SAC3) and Seoul Jung-gu Community Rehabilitation Centre (Korea) visited Puzzle Prints Sheltered Workshop on 20 March 2018 with a total of 18 visitors (in which five were Autistic individuals). The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibility of working together to create a global culture and arts convergence model for people with developmental disabilities. ...
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