I have a Little Angel, my 2-year nephew, who has been diagnosed with mild Autism late last year.
With recent reporting how autistic children being treated abusively at the NASUM Centre(tied to chairs as they could be hyperactive), it is HIGH time to save this centre as I want to send my Little Angel there.
Dear Uncle Zorro, theres one sure-fire business strategic we have here in Malaysia. Give bad service at gomen-supported centres (just like our schools), the service providers will become very enterprising, offering their service outside the business hours(read: tuition classes).
So, i know how it feels for Mr Shiok Guy to call for this SOS. We do not wish these gifted kids to succumb to unwarranted stupidity we thought they are and definitely being abused for their limitations.
There a lot of studies showing how genius they could be in IT, engineering and architectural discipline. Some even in sports (theres a report on Micheal Phelps having mild case of autism). They could make a difference in this world, if they were given chances.
It must be made known that autistic cases in malaysia are increasing each years. The medical and therapetic expertise are limited and most of the time, the specialists hang their coats to become a salesman, looking for donations to fund these centres.
I truly believe everyone has his special place in this world. Please lend your compassion to this SOS call.