This is the OTHER time of year when many parents express their concerns about educational/therapeutic options in Malaysia for their child with autism. The dearth of high-quality, affordable options worries us all.
While you research and ponder your options,
1. consider LEARNING MORE, and BECOME the expert on your child. Too radical? I don't think so.
The relationship between the child with special needs and the grown-up is a partnership, and more. It should be a Dance -sometimes you lead, sometimes I lead. A Dance.
Are You Curious?
Are you wondering about the effectiveness of ANDI's Parent Training Programme, and Home-Based Remedial Programme? Well, you can hear from the parents themselves by clicking on the Parent Testimonial buttons below. Or contact us by email/phone so that we can connect you by phone to another parent who has done this training. Often, OTHER PARENTS are the BEST source of information along this journey with our wonderful children!
INTAN MIRANTI, M.Ed, is a Learning & Behaviour Consultant for children on the autism spectrum. She has worked with more than 110 children between the ages of two and twelve since 2005.
Currently, she works in designing remedial learning programmes for young children on the autism spectrum. She also advises and trains parents and other educators of children with autism, on learning curricula, behaviour management and school/community integration skills.
In addition, she runs ANDI Initiative which offers training and related services to the autism community. She is a part-time lecturer in autism intervention topics to Diploma-level students at a college in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Indonesia, and has been a speaker at several seminars and conferences, most recently in the United States and Sabah.
Her article, “Six Metacomponents of Metacognition in Parents of Children with Autism: A Cross-disciplinary, Cross-cultural Review” was published in the Journal of Special Needs Education 2014.
She was also an advisor, in 2016, for the special needs programmes offered by Alam Kreatif, a non-profit endeavour located at Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun, Kuala Lumpur.
Most importantly, she is the parent of two teenagers, one on the autism spectrum.
Her husband and co-conspirator in parenting, Anthony G. Miranti, is currently pursuing his Ph.D, and plans to research how media portrayals of autism affect public perception.
The Miranti Family in 2005
When the kids were shorter than us!
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