I’ve previously written a post introducing intervention programmes for autistic children in Malaysia (see here). Today, I’d like to share a little finding on what young adults, especially (but not limited to) those with better functioning can do.
# Enabling Academy by Gamuda
The academy provides courses that “equip trainees with relevant soft skills and practical job training that are essential for employability”. I have had a client who were first few graduates from there and is now working in the finance industry. It doesn’t just prepare them for employment, but also pairs them with suitable job, and enables them to meet and socialise with people with similar “problems”.
(Bravos to Gamuda for doing this! And undeniably hoping more and more big companies are doing this!)
# United Voice
The United Voice calls itself a “Self-advocacy Society of Persons with Learning Disabilities”. It also provides handcraft and baking courses, and counselling services.
# Hua Ming Autism Society
The society provides “vocational skill training for youth with autism above 16 years old” every Sunday. More details here.
# Bloomers Training House
This is a job training and employment centre, whose mission is “To integrate Young Adults with Special Needs into an inclusive society by providing them with meaningful Training and Employment.” So it’s not just for autism, but also other differently-abled young adults, like ADHD and Down syndrome.
These are what I can find at the moment, please do let me know if you’re aware of any other relevant opportunities for them, by commenting below or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
On a site note: there is a great award winning Malaysian produced true story based movie on autism “Guang” （光）which is pretty inspiring. Do watch it if you haven’t already.