Sixth Autism Awareness Month

2nd April is World Autism Day – Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah supported it by being part of “Autism Speaks" Awareness on Autism – that was participated by organisations around the world. The following message was published in the local newspapers: Today is World Autism Day World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2009 On 18th December 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). This UN resolution is one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days, and it brings the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions. The resolution aims to raise awareness about autism throughout society and to encourage early diagnosis and early intervention. For further information regarding this initiative and how to take part, please visit the official WAAD website. In addition to that, Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah / CitaCita Learning Centre also carried out a flag / sticker campaign, where the students and the staff wore colourful autism awareness stickers and t-shirts everyday for a...
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East Coast Autism Awareness Drive – Sandakan and Ranau

As part of its 2009 awareness programs, Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah organised an “East Coast Autism Awareness Drive” to Ranau and Sandakan, Sabah from 14th to 17th March 2009. More than forty parents and siblings of children with autism from Kota Kinabalu took part in this journey of awareness into autism. The objective of this drive is to promote awareness into autism – which is still very much lacking in many parts of Sabah. In Ranau, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kebajikan Am Sabah supported the move by sending their community-based rehabilitation (PDK) workers and parents to attend the talk that was held at the Ranau Rest House. In Sandakan, the awareness talk was held at Sabah Hotel and was co-organised with the Early Intervention Centre (Sabah Cheshire Home, Sandakan). The drive was supported by the "Voicing Out" Family Support Group, Kota Kinabalu, YB Au Kam Wah, The Early Intervention Centre (Sabah Cheshire Home, Sandakan), Sabah Hotel as well as The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) that had kindly sent...
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Dialogue: Benefits of The ‘OKU’ Card

Dialogue: Benefits of The ‘OKU’ Card

Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah organised a dialogue session with regards to the Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) card. The objective of the dialogue was to introduce the card and its benefits to parents and members of the community. An on-the-spot registration drive was also carried out with the help of Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kebajikan Am (JPKA) staff and volunteer doctors. It was successfully attended by more than one hundred participants. Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kebajikan Am presented a paper. There was also a question and answer session. It was voiced out that more sessions such as this need to be organised so that parents will be able to meet with JPKA officers and discuss certain issues pertaining to the card and its benefits.  ...
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NECIC 2008

Date: 19 & 20 November 2008 (Workshop) 21 & 22 November 2008 (Conference) Venue: The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort Secretariat: Persatuan C.H.I.L.D. Sabah Theme: “Partners in Practice for Early Therapeutic Intervention" Objectives: To discuss the effectiveness of Early Childhood Intervention issues in Malaysia To strengthen collaboration with the relevant authorities To provide a platform for sharing of ideas, experiences and ‘know-how’ To systemise the delivery of Early Childhood Intervention Services To monitor the implementation and effectiveness of various facilities of Early Childhood Intervention Services ...
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Fifth Autism Awareness Month

Awareness Talk Date: 30th August 2008 Time: 9AM - 11.30AM Venue: Majlis Perkhidmatan Masyarakat Sabah (MPMS) Hall It is through awareness programs such as this, that we hope to create an understanding in the community, so as children with AUTISM will not be ‘labeled’ and be given a chance and the right to education – whichever way that may help him or her develop and progress to his or her fullest ability. ...
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