One Small Step Towards Achieving a Better Life for Our Special Child
Saturday & Sunday, 22 - 23 May 2010, 9am - 5pm
Some of us are born more special than others. Why can you see and I cannot? Why am I born with autism while you are not? Why is my world different than yours? Why? Why? Often, when we are blessed with a special child or sibling, we ask ourselves—why me? What have I done wrong? But did it ever occur to us that this very same thought may just be going through the mind of our special child or sibling? What then do we do or how do we go about helping our special sibling get on in their life?
This workshop focuses on a family-centered approach involving family members of individuals with special needs in the journey towards a fuller development of the person. It will depict how family initiatives will and can provide a better quality of family life not only for persons with special needs but for the other family members as well. It will provide insights on how the families’ educational efforts will simultaneously establish better family bonding, deepen relationships and develop more compassion among family members themselves.
Who should attend?
Recommended for members of families with a special-needs child who can inspire each other in understanding their roles and responsibilities towards the development and enrichment of the life of their family member with special needs.
Fr. Adam Gudalefsky is an American who has been on mission assignments in Japan, Nepal and Hong Kong where he was involved in various kinds of educational programmes, ranging from nursery level to university teaching. He has been living and working in Hong Kong for a long time now and responds to requests to present a variety of educational programmes in order to care for and educate people with special needs.
Sr. Concepcion (Ching) Madduma is a Filipino who has been directing various special education programmes in India for the past 25 years. She has scholastic degrees in Special Education and is the key education team member who experiments with educational programmes.
Both Fr. Adam and Sr. Ching are coming with a wealth of experience in the area of special education. They have travelled to over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and South Pacific regions to present programmes in the care and education of people with special needs. They have written several books on various areas of special education.
Date: 22 & 23 May 2010
Venue: Tower 2, Room 7, Level 9, Dato N.A. Kularajah Centre of Excellence, Wisma MCIS Zurich, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Children (ages 12 to 18): RM100
Parents of children at NASOM centres: RM130
Siblings of children at NASOM centres: RM80
All registrations submitted must be accompanied with payment (please include the necessary bank charges, if applicable) by cheque to:
The National Autism Society of Malaysia
35A, Jalan SS 21/37, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Email: secretariat @ nasom.com.my
Registration deadline: 14 May 2010
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