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February 2016

Autism Awareness In Malaysia

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that cannot be cured through medication. It is a lifelong and pervasive disorder which means that individuals diagnosed with the disorder have needs that are extensive. These needs include therapeutic intervention, special education, respite care and supported employment (Mann, 2013). The chronicity of ASD or autism thus not only brings an impact on the individuals diagnosed but the entire family unit (Macks & Reeve, 2007; Reichman et al., 2008, as cited in Cridland, Jones, Magee & Caputi, 2014). …

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Did You Know? – #welcometohope Edition

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This next series of news pieces is all about hope.

Trending all over the web, news and social media this past week has been a video of an inspirational father and son pair, Bill and Chris Davis. Born with physical disaiblities, neurological damage and on top of that, diagnosed with autism, Chris, now 22, has had a very tough life. However, that did not stop Bill from seeking treatment and showing unconditional love towards his son. “I thought, ‘If he’s happy, if he stops hurting himself, if I could hug him… That would be the greatest gift in life.” …

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