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KMA’s SEN Symposium 2023 Highlights Care Economy

Kiwanis Malaysia Academy is thrilled to share its most impactful Special Education Needs (SEN) Symposium, is back for the 3rd year and this time it is LIVE at the Royal Chulan Damansara. Prepare to be INSPIRED by incredible speakers, who are experts in their own field. There will be lots of key takeaways during the sharing sessions by the speakers.

Comorbidities in Neurodiversity

Brains with light bulbs on the side
Neurodivergence is a term used to describe people who think, process information, and experience the world differently than the neurotypical population. It includes conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and many others. While neurodivergent individuals often face unique challenges, they are also at increased risk for developing certain comorbidities.

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a concept that refers to the natural diversity of human neurological states and conditions. The terms was first used first used by sociologist, Judy Singer. It recognises that differences in brain functioning and behaviour are normal and natural variations of the human experience, rather than a medical disorder or disease to be cured.

How to Talk to Kids About: Their Disabilities

When our child is different, there’s so much more we need to learn about parenting. Our first go-to will be to learn all we can about the diagnosis. We learn everything we can, so we can understand and provide the necessary support, intervention or therapy that they need to thrive. Whether it’s by reading books, attending courses or through community groups, we learn what we can, when we can.

Part 2: Saluting Unsung Heroes

Our last piece titled Saluting Unsung Herores, put the spotlight on three individuals who are usually the first point of contact into the world of neurodiversity. In this piece, I would like to highlight the practitioners who work closely with neurodiverse individuals through Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech & Language Therapy (SLT), Special Education and creating inclusive spaces for all. These unsung heroes work tirelessly and have chosen this path for the love it.

Saluting Unsung Heroes

One of the most useful resources to me are the people who work with neurodiverse individuals everyday. They do this, because they choose to. This piece will highlight practitioners, what they do and their thoughts on stigmas around autism that need to be broken. This is the first of a 2-part series which will wrap up our series of articles themed “Breaking the Stigmas”, in April for Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month.