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.