By Dr Shan Narayanan
In late 2016, a handful of parents, volunteers and one professional formed PERSATUAN PEMBANGUNAN PENDIDIKAN KANAK KANAK ISTIMEWA PERAK (3PKI), IPOH PERAK.
Our focus was to contribute towards the education of children with Autism with Autism Spectrum Disorder to bring the best in them by best in them by setting up a centre.
Ipoh Fine Arts Society, staged a show by the fusion band AKASHA in August 2017 and raised R30K to set up the centre. This put the team of parents, volunteers and professional to work. Over the next 2 years, further funds were raised. The brethren of Kinta Lodge, Individual Doctors, Parents of children with Autism and Perak Medical Prationers Society made further contributions.
We then found a suitable place at 55 Jalan Rajaratnam, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak. and acquired the necessary approval from the authorities.
In our initial stages of planning we were supported by Dr Madhyazhagan of Faculty of Education of University of Malaya, Ms Michelle Cheng of New Horizon Early Intervention Centre and Ms.Sumathi Annamalai of Tadika Budimas. We thank all our sponsors and supporters very much.
We have a Centre Manager and two staff who are trained by IDEAS AUTISM CENTRE, Rawang,Selangor.
Our centre follows a curriculum designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We are open for registration on 1st October 2019.
Our Vision:To include individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the society.
Mission:To provide holistic management for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
Motto:Think Positive. Take Action.
Those keen to know more can WhatsApp 0166372495.
Dr Shan NarayananPresident3PKI
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