Here, we have heartwarming stories about families and children with Autism from Malaysia and around the world.


七岁自闭小孩写儿童故事书 - 金鹦鹉与魔术茶壶

KUALA LUMPUR: She could not hold a pencil and does not like wri­ting much.

Yet, Madhu Barghavi Vijaya­ku­mar has written her first children’s book at the age of seven.

Diagnosed with autism two...

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Support for special needs children

From News Straits Time

22nd Oct 2013

Intervention at a young age is crucial for the development of children who have autism, Down’s Syndrome, dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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Life With Autism is Full of Challenges

From Jakarta Globe

By Anna Egutkina
8th May 2013

A teenage girl is sitting peacefully in the corner outside Mandiga, a school in South Jakarta for children with autism. She seems to be in another...

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Reaching out to autistic kids

From NST online

By Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal
26th Feb 2012

Living with an autistic child is a huge challenge but it can be overcome with the right understanding and approach, discovers Intan Maizura...

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Five Things I Learned About Autism from My Art Therapist

From http://www.goodtherapy.org/

By Janeen Herskovitz, MA, Autism Spectrum Topic Expert Contributor
August 28th, 2013

An art therapist named Kelly came into my life unexpectedly when she called my...

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Autistic child's artistic talent

From NST.com.my

By Paul Toh
6th Feb 2013

GIFTED: Delwin Cheah Wien Loong, 9, has been drawing since he was 3. His works of art have the renowned Stroke of Genius’s stamp of approval and are on...

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Yao shares his experience on autism with other parents

From Star Online

Story & Photo by YU JI
19th April 2010

FORMER Sarawak Health Department director and current Kuching Autistic Associationpresident Dr Yao Sik Chi speaks with conviction.

Talking on...

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Don’t give up on ‘special’ kids

From Borneo Post Online

By Lian Cheng
28th April 2013

IF Yap Fang Ling fails to achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer, the whole Sibu community should bear the responsiblility for it.

A strong...

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Listen to this autistic girl express herself

Jan 2013

What is the world like to an autistic child?

Carly Fleischmann is able to tell us once she was able to communicate her thoughts using a computer. Here are some amazing insights into the...

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Planes, Trains and Autism

From ABC.net.cu Catalyst

By Dr. Jonica Newby
12th Feb 2009

To see the full video, click the link above or here.

NARRATION It helps to have a sense of humour with a kid like Virginia.

Neva Sultana:...

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13-year-old autistic lad has big dreams

From The Borneo Post

By Jane Moh
11th Sept 2012

SIBU: A 13-year-old boy, who was born with mild autism, has big dreams to be successful deep in his heart, despite his disabilities.

Being...

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On the Job: Autistic excel at detail, repetition

From USA Today

By Anita Bruzzese, Gannett
16th Dec 2012

Autistic kids are graduating, ready for job market. And employers are starting to notice.

An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States...

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Savant Stephen Wiltshire

Stephen Wiltshire is a famous and successful artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes.

Although he started drawing animals and cars as a child, he has a particular talent for drawing...

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Battling autism: One hopeful step at a time

FromFreeMalaysiaToday

By Aneesa Alphonsus
11th April 2012

Firas is a five-year-old boy who loves motorcycle rides. He even has his very own bright blue helmet which he puts on with flourish before...

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Autism and creativity

From NST Online
By Jennifer Rodrigo
23rd Nov 2012

I KNEW Zoee from the time she was born. She was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when she was 3. Today she is 18. Through the years, whenever...

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A Mother's Story Teaches Others About Autism

From Jakarta Globe

By Ade Mariyati
3rd April 2011

Like most young mothers, Gayatri Pamoedji was overjoyed when she had her first baby in 1990. However, when her son, Ananda, was 9 months old, she...

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Helping autistics grow

14th Oct 2012

From Star Online
By Terence Toh

PETALING JAYA: He pulls out the grass and weeds in his mother's garden whenever these overgrow not because he has to, but because he loves to.

Young...

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REACh Penang helps Jia Juin reach for the stars

Lions REACh Penang has set up a special project called the Little REACh Shoppe to help autistic children like Boey Jia Juin be independent.

This is a YouTube video.

The Little REACh Shoppe is...

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Not the end of the world

From NST Family

By Zuhaila Sedek
21st Oct 2012

THERE’S ALWAYS HOPE
Jonathan was a smart, lovable baby who learned to speak fairly early. He was bilingual, and spoke English and Mandarin fluently...

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