Month March 2024

Words Used Matter: When to use Neurodivergent?

In discussions surrounding neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others, two terms often arise: "neurodiversity" and "neurodivergent." While these terms are related, they carry nuanced differences in their meaning and implications. As we delve into the discourse surrounding neurodiversity and neurodivergent, it's essential to understand their usage and the significance they hold in advocating for inclusivity and acceptance.

Children Friendly Mosques in Malaysia

It's the holy month of Ramadan and many families enjoy going to mosques together. It can be challenging especially when one has a neurodivergent child. In this piece, we share a compiled list of "Children Friendly Mosques" from various sources. While it is not necessarily neurodivergent friendly specifically, it is child friendly and it is a good start.

Rare Diseases: Challenges and Solutions

Rare diseases, often referred to as orphan diseases, pose unique challenges to patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers worldwide. Despite their individual rarity, collectively, rare diseases affect a significant portion of the global population, presenting profound medical, social, and economic impacts. Understanding these conditions, their complexities, and the efforts to address them is essential for advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes.

Nominate Someone for Anugerah Ibu Kiwanis 2024

The Anugerah Ibu Kiwanis (AIK) was first organized in 2001. AIK honors mothers who are raising children with special needs and mothers with special needs from across Malaysia.  After about 10 years, Kiwanis Malaysia is bringing back this iconic event. Eight mothers will be awarded Anugerah Ibu Kiwanis 2024 at a Gala Dinner hosted in their honor on 20 April 2024 at Courtyard by Marriott, Setia Alam.