KUCHING (Oct 28): The Kuching Autistic Association’s (KAA) ‘Bicara Autisme 2.0’ programme on Saturday highlighted the experiences of women caring for children with autism.
The talk represented the association’s highlight of its collaboration with the Welfare Department (JKM) of Sarawak.
Minister of Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah officiated at the event, held at a local hotel.
KAA in a press release shared during the programme said the participants had the opportunity to listen to information and experiences shared by three panellists: Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) psychiatrist Dr Ng Boon Seng, Tan Wei Na, and Irene Singke – all mothers to autistic children.
“In the first segment, Tan and Irene shared their experiences on the early detection of their children’s development.
“The second segment presented information about the levels of autism detected by professionals during the diagnostic procedure, as well as the procedure itself,” said KAA.
It added that every positive development was necessary, as each new piece of information could improve the situation.
In the released statement, KAA took the opportunity to thank JKM Sarawak for the approval of the grant given to the association.
Among those present were KAA patron Dato Dayang Morliah Awang Daud, its president Dr Catherine Chen and deputy president Cynthia Jee, as well as Bicara Autisme 2.0 programme director Dino Liew.
Source : The Borneo Post