April 2019: World Autism Awareness Month

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In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Month, here is a compilation of makchic’s current and past articles on autism.

1. Khairy and Nori: Seeing The World Through Our Sons Eyes

Khairy and Nori have been in the public eye for a long time, but not much is known about their journey as parents of an autistic child. Here is their story.

2. Book Review: A Journey with Brendan

Dr. May Ng is a paediatric endocrinologist and mother of three. Her eldest son, Brendan has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In her debut book, she documents her life as a medical practitioner and mother to an autistic child. Read the review here.

3. We Rock The Spectrum: Making Occupational Therapy Accessible

We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym (WRTS), an inclusive play gymnasium in Ara Damansara, recently launched a programme called ‘Therapy Through Play’, featuring fun and friendly sessions for children with special needs.

4. Makchic Reviews: Malaysia’s First Autism Friendly Mall

In a bid to be more inclusive, and to increase public understanding of autism, Sunway Putra Mall has dedicated every Tuesday as Autism Friendly Day. One of our writers wrote a review after a visit with her son who is on the spectrum.

5. My Story: Starting to Learn About Autism

Where do you start learning about autism if your child is diagnosed with the developmental disability? What do you need to note? A mum shares her experiences here.

6. My Story: Seeing the Beauty in their Uniqueness

Autism manifests in many different ways and forms, that is why it is a spectrum. And just like a neurotypical child, everyone has their own uniqueness.

7. My Story: Beginning My Journey With a Special Needs Child

Your child may have special needs. How do you know? What do you do? A contributor shares the journey which started when she sensed her son was different.

From our team of purposeful, multi-faceted mummies. For editorial or general enquiries, email to us at hello@makchic.com.