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ASD and Safety: Keeping Your Special Child Safe

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often worry about their child’s safety. Jenny Wise,  mother to a child with ASD, shares some tips on keeping them safe and happy.   ASD and Safety: Keeping Your Child Safe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a spectrum of  complex development disorders of varying degrees of severity and effects, meaning there is no one way to manage a child with ASD. However, there are a few common factors that can be impacting the safety of your child. If you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, here are a few … Continued

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UN commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 with the message to do more for inclusion.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. This year’s objectives include assessing the current status of the Convention on the … Continued

G3ict and World ENABLED launches Accessible Smart cities Initiat

G3ict and World ENABLED launches Accessible Smart cities Initiative

NEWLY LAUNCHED ACCESSIBLE SMART CITIES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND AGING COMMUNITIES G3ict and World ENABLED leads the way with Microsoft support. G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, and World ENABLED announced at the 5th M-Enabling Summit, that they are teaming up in the launch of a joint global Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. The objective, over the coming year, is to increase awareness about the role that accessible technology must play in the planning, deployment and functioning of smart cities worldwide and how smart cities can better engage persons with disabilities and aging communities … Continued

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SURVIVING BREAST CANCER!

Meet, Yeshe Dolma Wong Tsui Ling, a spunky woman from Ipoh, Perak. She is confident and has a passion for life. However in April 2014, Dolma’s life changed. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and the news devastated her!   Dolma discovered a lump on her left breast. She had a nagging feeling that she should have it checked. Dolma consulted a medical expert, Dr. Sumithra Sivasuntharam, a Specialist in General Surgery at Pantai Hospital Ipoh. The results came back positive for breast cancer, Stage 2. This was a big blow for Dolma.   Believe in Yourself Although she was … Continued

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TrEES and P&G’s Green Campaign in Schools Yield 134,400kg of Recyclables

Kuala Lumpur, October 19, 2016 – Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES) and Procter & Gamble Malaysia (P&G) through their innovative home-to- school recycling and advocacy campaign, Pahlawan Planet, yielded a combined weight of 134,400 kg of recyclables across Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya and Negeri Sembilan. 35 selected secondary schools out of the initial 53 schools, exceeded the campaign target by reaching out to 22,947 households within two months. The Pahlawan Planet campaign was an integral part of TrEES Young Voices for Conservation 2016, which was approved by the Ministry of Education as a national level co-curriculum programme for secondary schools … Continued

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Guardian Goes Orange for Mother Nature

 Guardian goes Orange in celebration of Malaysia Environment Week with  it’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) bag exclusively designed by Marie Sydonie, a former French catwalk model and more recently of Sydonie Apparel fame.  The re-usable orange bag will be available at all Guardian stores from 29 October to 31 December 2016. “At Guardian, we take pride in offering the best health and beauty shopping experience through our quality products and service-minded and dedicated people. We are also passionate about the environment and the ecosystem. This is why we want to encourage shoppers to use Guardian’s stylish and durable reusable … Continued

With tablets and looking towards the future of the e-payments partnership at the launch ceremony were Datuk Haji Zakaria Haji Mohd Edris, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Sabah (centre); Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid, Deputy CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (right) and Siek Kar Teck, Director, Retail Payments Division, Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear).

SABAH LOCAL AUTHORITIES PARTNER WITH CIMB TO ENCOURAGE JOMPAY E-PAYMENTS

CIMB Islamic Bank appointed as Master Biller Bank for JomPAY system adopted by all 23 Sabah Local Authorities SANDAKAN, Sept 27 (Bernama) — CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad  and the Sabah Local Authorities today officially launched their JomPAY electronic payment (“e-payment”) partnership which saw all 23 Local Authorities using JomPAY for the Sabahans’ payment of assessment fees. The launch took place at the Sabah Local Authority ICT Seminar 2016 in Sandakan today. Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Hajiji Hj Noor, Minister of Local Government and Housing Sabah said, “The theme of today’s conference, ’Strengthening the ICT Culture in Local Authorities Towards Smart … Continued

Accessible transport essential for accessible tourism

ISSUES AND PROBLEMS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FACE IN TOURISM

  by Noorizati Meor Samsudin People with disabilities have the same motivations to travel as the rest of the population   However  many tourists with disabilities face barriers to tourism participation  especially in the social, cultural and physical environments   Underlying social and cultural constraints In contrast to the more conventional medical view of disability, there has been growing recognition that disability is a product of social relations rather than the fault of an individual’s physical characteristics.  (Oliver 1996; Barnes, Mercer, and Shakespeare 1999).  The social approach to disability recognises that it is the disabling environment and hostile social attitudes that … Continued

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Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) celebrates World Tourism Day 2016 with the theme of Accessible Tourism:Tourism for al with universal design to benefit not only people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, but sooner or later all citizens of destinations. World Tourism Day, held annually on 27 September will be celebrated officially this year in Bangkok, Thailand on the theme of ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’. Reaching universal accessibility in tourism is a shared responsibility of all parties involved in the tourism value chain, as well as a business opportunity for companies … Continued