UKMMC Autism Awareness Day 2017 has held on 27 April 2017 at Auditorium UKMMC with the objectives to create awareness and understanding among the public about autism and the opportunities that exist for the Autism people. The program was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Director HCTM PPUKM. Presents in the ceremony was the manager of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia, Deputy Dean and Deputy Directors, senior officers and the public.
This program was the result of cooperation between the Child Development Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Industry and Community Partnership Affairs, and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia was the main sponsor for the event and very active in charitable giving to children who really need it.
A donation of RM3,000 by RMHC was given to PPUKM also been held. The donation was presented by RMHC to helf the Children’s Development Center and departments involved in promoting awareness of autism among the public. The event was celebrated with two performances from Sek.Keb. KTDI 2. The half-day program has attracted nearly 250 participants.
Among the activities that have been arranged are talks entitled “Autism: Current Reality in Malaysia” by the Director of Permata Kurnia Prof. Prof. Dr. Hasnah Toran, ‘Coping Strategies’ by Prof. Prof. Dr. Fairuz Nazri Abdul Rahman, Department of Psychiatry and ‘Intervention Process and Parental Involvement’ by Mrs. Nor Shahrina Mohd Zawawi, Department of Medical Rehabilitation Services. At the end of the program, ‘Redha’ film directed by Tunku Mona Riza will be screening. The plot of the story was based on a true story about parents raising their children suffering from autism.