[FEATURE ARTICLE] Monash University: Shedding Light on Autism

Our director, Jochebed Isaacs, recently had the privilege to present at The International Symposium on Autism 2017, organised by the Brain Research Institute Monash Sunway (BRIMS) at Monash University Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia wrote an article on the event and key points from Jochebed's presentation.

[Feature Article] Utusan Malaysia: Beri Peluang Anak Autisme ke Sekolah Biasa

Jochebed Isaacs, director of Early Autism Project Malaysia giving her thoughts on giving children with autism a chance to attend schools...

[Feature Article] Utusan Malaysia: Anak Autisme Boleh Jalani Hidup Normal

We had the privilege of sharing our story with Mariatul from Utusan Malaysia about how children with autism can have a normal life...

[Feature News Episode] Spotlight on Astro Awani: Paint For Autism

In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Month in April, Paint For Autism was featured in an episode of Spotlight on Astro Awani...

[Feature Article] Star Metro: Creative Approach to Illustrate Autism

In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day, we hosted an event called Paint for Autism on the 1st of April. We had the privilege of having Star Metro with us at the event.

[Feature Article] Brunei Times: Communication, interaction vital with autistic kids

We had the honour of having representatives from Autism Advocates Brunei at our Annual Conference on the 8th of October. Brunei Times wrote a feature on 19th October 2016 about their visit here and their takeaway from our conference.

[Feature Article] Malay Mail: Hope for children with autism

On the 15th of October, Malay Mail featured an article on Jochebed Isaacs, our director, talking about The Hope Project and what it aims to do.

[Feature Article] Bernama: Early Autism Project Launches Non-profit Initiative

We held our 10th anniversary gala dinner on the 8th of October, where we launched The Hope Project, our non-profit initiative with the vision of making world class services for autism accessible to all. Here is a feature by Bernama, who was present at our gala dinner. ...

[Feature Article] The Malaysian Women's Weekly: Is your kid having speech difficulties?

The Malaysian Women's Weekly published an article on speech delays and milestones of typical speech development. ...

[Feature Article] Utusan Malaysia: Bantu kanak-kanak autisme berjaya

In a feature interview with Utusan Malaysia, our director Jochebed Isaacs talked about how Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) is the most evidence-based treatment to date for autism. ...

[Feature Article] Free Malaysia Today: Stigma towards autism still persistent

Free Malaysia Today featured us in an article talking about the stigma towards autism. ...

[Feature Article] Malaysian Women's Weekly: Changing Lives

In the June edition of The Malaysian Women's Weekly, our director, Jochebed Isaacs was featured in the Women Share segment called "Changing Lives".

[Feature Article] The Star Newspaper: Painting a better future for the autistic

On the 23rd of April, The Star featured another article on EAP Malaysia's World Autism Awareness Day event held on the 2nd of April, highlighting our Paint For Autism project.

[Feature Article] Harian Metro: Intervensi Awal Mampu Beri Harapan

On the 13th of April, Jochebed Isaacs, our director, was featured in an interview in Harian Metro. ...

[Feature Article] Sin Chew Newspaper: Parents of Children with Autism Must Accept The Reality First

On the 19th of April 2016, Jochebed Isaacs, was featured in the Sin Chew Newspaper, speaking about parents' acceptance of their child's diagnosis, as well as how the Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) can be used not just with children with autism, but in a typical classroom setting as well.

[Feature Interview] Sarah & Our Big Boys on The Lite Breakfast Show, Lite FM

On the 28th of March 2016, Steve and Shaz from the Lite Breakfast Show interviewed Sarah Woo, one of our supervisors, on her experience working with children with autism. 2 of our big boys were also on the show, sharing their passion, talents and joy! ...

[Feature Article] The Star Newspaper: Treating Autistic With Love, Hope

On the 9th of April, The Star featured an article on EAP Malaysia's World Autism Awareness Day event held on the 2nd of April. ...

[Feature Article] Sin Chew Newspaper: Using Applied Behavioral Analysis To Treat Autism

On the 5th of April, our director, Jochebed Isaacs, was featured in the Sin Chew Newspaper, speaking about an introduction to autism. ...

[Feature Article] Berita Harian: Kepentingan Pengesanan Awal Autisme

On the 8th of April EAP Malaysia was featured, with Jochebed Isaacs, our director, in Berita Harian under the family section. ...

[Feature Interview] Hello Malaysia, Bernama TV: Autism Speaks

We had the honour of being featured on Hello Malaysia on Bernama TV, on a segment called Autism Speaks. ...

[Feature Interview] Jochebed Isaacs on The Lite Breakfast Show, Lite FM

On the 1st of April 2016, Jochebed Isaacs was interviewed by Steve and Shaz from the Lite Breakfast Show on Lite FM. The interview revolved around the importance of early intervention, the support/resources available in this country and how to deal with parents who are in denial and refuse to seek help. ...

[Feature Article] The Star Newspaper: Doing Small Things With Great Love

On the 2nd of April, which happens to be World Autism Awareness Day, an article written by our director, Jochebed Isaacs, was featured in the Star under Leaderonomics. ...

[Feature Article] New Straits Times: Shaping A New Future

On the 1st of March, our director, Jochebed Isaacs, was featured in the New Straits Times under the Life & Times section. ...

[Feature Interview] Malaysian Women's Weekly: Prioritise Relationship-Building

In January, our director, Jochebed Isaacs was featured in the Malaysian Women's Weekly in a segment on healthy parenting called "Happy, Healthy Children". 

Interview with BFM: Inclusive Education

On 20th November 2015, along with Dr Nan from Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Jochebed represented EAP Malaysia in an interview with BFM. They spoke about inclusive education as well as a little recap from our Bridge The Gap 2015 conference that happened a week before.

[Feature Article] China Press: Children, Allow Us To Progress With You

In conjunction with our Bridge The Gap 2015 conference, Jochebed, our director, along with one of our parents, Dr Hazlita, were featured in an interview with the China Press. The interview came out in 2 features, a smaller one on the 4th of November, and the larger one on the 17th of November.

[Feature Article] The Star Newspaper: Preparing Special Needs' Children for School

On November 8th, EAP Malaysia was featured in the Star newspaper under the Schools section. In conjunction with our Bridge the Gap 2015 conference, Jochebed Isaacs, our director, along with Dr. Hazlita, one of our parents, spoke about preparing and transition children with autism to school. Dr Hazlita also shared her personal journey, challenges and joy in transitioning her son with autism to a...

EAP on The Bella Show

We had the honour of being featured live on The Bella Show, NTV7, last week, where our very own director, Jochebed Isaacs, spoke about autism, its symptoms, diagnosis and the need for awareness. ...

[Featured Article] The Star Metro: Spotlight on Family Support

“Many families still relate to us that they get ‘dirty’ looks from the public when they notice a child with a different behaviour.” With the low public awareness on the struggles of caring for a child with autism, this year, EAP is raising public awareness and acceptance for autism with #WeAreFamily2015 in conjunction with the global Autism Awareness Month.

[Feature Article] Thots and Tots: Teaching Autistic Kids Skills for Daily Living

THERE are so many different options these days, all claiming to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are centres, theories and remedies – but what really works? Thots N Tots, a site dedicated to families with children managed by Malaysian journalist Brigette Rozario sat down with our director, Jochebed Isaacs to understand how to teach children with autism daily living...

[Feature Article] The Star Newspaper: Modern Superheroes

BACK when she was in the creative industry, Sherie Seow had it all – an exciting job, good pay and invites to the biggest parties in town. Then two years ago, she gave it all up to pursue her true passion – teaching special needs children. Today, the 25-year-old works with kids with learning or physical disabilities in Australia. It’s a far cry from her days in Kuala Lumpur’s creative scene,...

[Feature Interview] Bernama Radio24 Night Flight: Managing Challenging Behaviours

Last October, EAP had the privilege of being featured in Bernama Radio24’s Night Flight show with host Gerard Ratnam. For those of you who couldn’t catch the broadcast, listen on as Gerard Ratnam interviews Jochebed Isaacs, EAP’s director and Charmaine Koay, EAP Supervisor on dealing with challenging behaviour in individuals with autism.

[Mentioned] International Journal of Special Education

In a recent article published in the International Journal of Special Education (vol. 29, no. 3), the authors review the current prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Malaysia and our neighboring country Singapore. Early Autism Project is listed as one of the prominent treatment providers that offers home and centre-based Applied Behavioural...

[Feature Article] Doktorbudak.com: What Is Autism?

Here’s a thorough article on diagnosing autism in your child written by our director, Jochebed Isaacs. We’ve also had the honour of publishing this article in our very own Malaysian pediatric forum, Doktor Budak. We hope you find this article resourceful in seeking out a diagnosis for your child or someone you know.

Autism Awareness Talk by BMHA

Kuala Lumpur Buddhist Mental Health Association (BMHA) was established in March 2010 for promoting mental health in the Buddhist community through Buddhist psychology & Buddhism-influenced psychotherapies. On the 23rd of March, EAP Malaysia’s Director (Jochebed Isaacs) will be giving a talk at BMHA to help promote autism awareness. If you would like to be part of this talk, drop by at Sentul...

iPad As a Visual Modelling Tool

Recently there was a snippet of EAP in the news. One of our therapists was observed using the iPad as a visual modelling tool. A visual model (or video model) is a form of observational learning in which desired behaviors are learned by watching a video demonstration and then imitating the targeted behavior. In other words, our therapists will record themselves engaging in the expected...

RE: Clarification On Our Media Coverage

Following the error in the previous article that The Star Newspaper posted, another article was published by The New Straits Times that served better justice to EAP Malaysia. This article projects the importance of early intervention programmes and highlights the current affairs at EAP Malaysia. Furthermore, our Director conveys a few messages explaining some features of autism and the benefits...

Clarification On Our Media Coverage

The Star Newspaper recently published the following article about special education in Malaysia. (Update: refer to previous post) EAP Malaysia was one of the companies featured in the story. We always appreciate the opportunity to spread awareness on autism and on the support and services that we offer.

EAP in The Star Newspaper!

The majority of children with learning disabilities will be able to make progress if they are given more support in mainstream schools. THERE are many children who are born with some form of learning disability but not all of them need to be sent to special education schools. Datuk Dr Amar Singh, president of the National Early Childhood Intervention Council is of the view that children have...

Another BFM Interview with Jo

“To many families, hearing the diagnosis of autism can feel like bad news and a life sentence of hard work and confusion ahead. Yet it’s ignoring the fact that there are many positives associated with this as well, including skills in mathematics and aesthetics, focus, and even computer skills…” – BFM

EAP Malaysia on Astro Awani

During Autism Awareness Month in April, EAP Malaysia had the privilege of being featured on Astro Awani two days in a row. We are excited to see that awareness on autism is indeed spreading fast in Malaysia. ...

"Walk For Autism" on Malaysia Chronicle

On the 28 April 2012, Early Autism Project Malaysia held their first annual Walk for Autism at Bangkung Park, Bangsar. There were 497 pre-registrations and more than 300 registered people who showed up on the day itself, not counting walk-in registrations as well. The host for the day was none other than Capital FM’s deejay Asha Gill. Before the 5km walk began, EAP Malaysia’s Director Jochebed...

The Star Reports our Walk for Autism

SUPPORT for a cause can be done in many ways, like walking. Some 300 people showed up on Saturday morning for the first annual walk for autism organised by Early Autism Project (EAP) Malaysia at Bangkung Park in Jalan Jejawi, Bangsar. Hosted by local celebrity and Capital FM deejay Asha Gill, the event also had exhibition booths and activities such as games, face painting, lucky draw and clowns...

Word On "Walk for Autism" Goes Viral! Well Almost. =)

The great Walk for Autism is only SIX hours away and look what we stumbled upon! Publicity in the papers and on blogs! A big thank you to the following:

EAP's 2nd Feature on Free Malaysia Today

"Battling autism: One hopeful step at a time" by Aneesa Alphonsus | April 11, 2012 | Parents of autistic children admit that the challenges are daunting and often isolating as the children can have outbursts, meltdowns and intense needs.

"The Importance of Early Intervention in Autism"

On the 5th of Octboer 2011, our Director, Jochebed Isaacs was interviewed by BFM radio on the Importance of Early Intervention in Autism. For those of you who have yet to listen in, we’ve made it available for you right here: 21 minutes and 56 seconds of helpful information, explained in the most layman terms for those of us new to Autism. Have a listen or share it with anyone you know whose...

EAP's 1st Feature Article on Free Malaysia Today

"Trouble Connecting Smile to Happiness" by Aneesa Alphonsus | April 9, 2012 | Ever seen a parent looking haplessly at their screaming child, throwing himself about? You might have witnessed an autistic child in the throes of frustration. Picture this: A little girl, Farah, says hello to a little boy who doesn’t acknowledge her greeting, turning his back and returning to the toy he was playing...

EAP In the Media

Early this year our Director, Jochebed Isaacs scored an interview with Capital FM radio station! Unfortunately we were not able to recover the actual recording, but we did keep a photo for memory! Here she is with Capital FM’s DJ, Asha Gill!