Screen time and autism: the pros and cons


Autism cafe owner Mohd Adly Yahya says his clients find the use of electronic gadgets useful in calming down autistic children. PETALING JAYA: The owner of an autism cafe has taken exception to an aca...


‘Time to regulate autism centres’


PETALING JAYA: The government must regulate autism development centres as profit-minded people without professional qualifications and experience are rapidly opening these centres, child behaviour con...


Observation key to SOP for arrest of autistic suspects, says expert


PETALING JAYA: An expert has warned of the difficulties police may face in coming up with a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the arrest of individuals with disabilities (OKU) or special needs su...


The trouble with dealing with autism in Malaysia


PETALING JAYA: Although many are familiar with the term “autism spectrum disorder”, also known as ASD or simply autism, behavioural consultant Sitra Panirsheeluam says the complexity of the disorder m...


Autism activists: We need more screening, assessment centres


Bernama pic PETALING JAYA: Former youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s proposal to equip pre-school teachers with basic training to identify children with developmental delays has not gone do...


Government urged to regulate autism therapy centres


PETALING JAYA: The government should regulate autism therapy centres as more such facilities open up around the country. The call was made by an autism therapist who said that as some of these centres...


Rare outing for autistic kids


Memorable gathering: The children and their parents in a group photo at the end of the fun filled day at Tropicana City Mall TROPICANA City Mall hosted a special day out for 80 autistic children in...


Need to go beyond early intervention


I WOULD like to congratulate the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for initiating the Permata Kurnia Autism Centre which will be ready by February 2015. Providing appropriate intervention...


We need shadow aides first


OF late there are many concerns on early childhood education, early intervention programme (EIP) and the right of a special needs child to have an inclusive education. As a psychology graduate, a memb...


Sex education needed in schools


IT is rather surprising that certain states are reluctant to go ahead with sex education. As a psychology graduate, I strongly believe that sex education is needed in schools. It is only after heari...