SELAYANG, 27 Jan: Equipment and goods worth RM10,000 were donated to help autistic children so that these special individuals can live a better life.
The donation was presented to the Nouri Autistic Therapy Care Centre (Letzhop), which was carried out by the Exco for Health, Welfare, Women’s Affairs and Family, Dr Daroyah Alwi.
In addition to equipment, the state government also donated RM3,000 for the smooth operation of the care centre, which was established in November 2013.
Daroyah said that the state government is always concerned about the needs of parents to provide the best education to autistic children through continuous therapy.
“Many parents with autistic children cannot afford to send their children to care centres to obtain proper treatment.
“With these kinds of care centres that offer therapy services at an affordable price, I think that it is a good effort and the state government provides support to ease the burden of care centres,” she said.
She said this after a visit to the Letzhop Care Centre in Selayang Paragon.
Daroyah also asked any autistic care centres that are eligible to apply for assistance from the state government, under the welfare Standing Committee (Stanco).
She said that even though the assistance provided is not much, but it would at least help a little in accommodating the number of autism children, which is increasing.
“The state government has not set any specific allocation for matters related to welfare, but if there are applications, we will address it as soon as possible.
“We hope that this assistance can help ease the burden of those who have care centres like this, which is very useful for education these special children,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Selayang Branch Letzhop Manager, Fakhri Affandi, said that the assistance can help alleviate the burden of the care centre to provide education of therapy to children with autism.
She said that the assistance in supplies is capable of stimulating the development of autistic children who need special attention and specific therapy.
“So far, we are operating on a limited basis with the existing facilities to educate these autistic children and we have received help from private persons, corporate companies, and the latest, the state government.
“We are very grateful for the assistance given and would always welcome if anyone wants to come forward to help,” she said.