In conjunction with World Autism Month 2019, we at EAP Malaysia partnered up with Dome Cafe Malaysia to organise the ‘Embrace Autism’ campaign that ran from the 3rd of April to the 7th of April 2019 at Intermark Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
The campaign kickstarted on Wednesday the 3rd of April 2019, where our EAP Team had set up a booth in the mall to in hopes to raise awareness and speak to the public about autism, as well as to raise funds for The Hope Project through the sale of our merchandise.
On Thursday the 4th of April 2019, our Director, Jochebed Isaacs, was also featured in a special episode of ‘Hang Out at Dome Cafe with Her World’ on The Evolution of Autism Awareness in Malaysia. This episode was hosted by Her World’s Editor, Eena Houzyama, and joining our Director was also Dome Cafe Malaysia’s Head of Marketing, Puan Noraza and artist Raja Azhar to discuss about the importance of autism awareness in Malaysia, as well as what the community and business organisations can do to become more accommodating towards individuals and families with autism.
The weekend programme featured several presentations and talks from different professionals in the field of autism, child development and other related fields. Our EAP Director, Jochebed Isaacs, had the honour of kickstarting the presentations, where she spoke about what is autism, accurate diagnosis and treatment options for autism, and at the end of her presentation, she encouraged member of the public to show their support in raising awareness and creating acceptance for autism within their own social circle and community as well.
The event was officiated by Y.A.M. Paduka Putri Tunku Kamariah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Tunku Puteri Johor, along with other esteemed guests of honour and VIPs. Furthermore, one of our kiddos even had the privilege of presenting the Tunku with a bouquet of flowers as a token of appreciation!
Check out some of the highlights from the event below!
The ‘Embrace Autism’ campaign was covered by the media, and EAP Malaysia was featured in several news episodes, videos, and online articles! Below are just a few of the videos we were featured in, to view the full list, click here!
Hang Out at Dome Cafe with Her World: The Evolution of Autism Awareness In Malaysia
This episode was hosted by Her World’s Editor, Eena Houzyama, and joining our Director was also Dome Cafe Malaysia’s Head of Marketing, Puan Noraza and artist Raja Azhar to discuss about the importance of autism awareness in Malaysia, as well as what the community and business organisations can do to become more accommodating towards individuals and families with autism.
Astro Awani News: Lakukan Pemeriksaan Anak-anak Seawal Usia 18 Bulan
Our Director, Jochebed Isaacs, was interviewed by Astro Awani and featured in a news episode to talk about diagnosing autism and the importance of early detection.
Berita RTM: Masyarakat Perlu Fahami Kanak-Kanak Autisme – Hari Kesedaran Autisme Sedunia
Our Director, Jochebed Isaacs, presented on the topic of autism, diagnosing autism, and how the community could raise awareness for autism. The ‘Embrace Autism’ event was covered by Berita RTM and EAP Malaysia was featured in the news episode.
It was a successful campaign with a great turnout, and we are certain that we were able to achieve greater levels of awareness and acceptance for autism in our nation! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, Dome Cafe Malaysia, Intermark Mall, and Her World Malaysia, as well as our EAP Team and everyone else involved in making this event a successful one!