ANDI Initiative is a training organisation aimed to empower and support children on the autism spectrum, their parents, and their educators.
Friday, August 5, 2011
ANDI Initiative is offering to provide a 50% sponsorship for 3 parents (of children on the autism spectrum) to attend the following event.
Date: Tuesday, 6th September, 2011
Venue: Medical Academies of Malaysia, 210 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 KL.
Registration Fee: RM200
Organised by Child Development Centre, UKMMC, and Chapter of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics, Malaysian Society of Neurosciences.
Speakers include: Prof Catherine Lord, PhD (USA), who has been integral in the development of ASD assessment tools such as the ADOS and ADI-R.
In return, ANDI Initiative would appreciate it if each sponsored parent would write 4 book reviews of their favourite autism-related books, as a service to other parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The reviews will be shared on the ANDI Initiative blog and Facebook page.
To request sponsorship, or for a pdf copy of the event brochure, please respond by EMAIL ONLY to ANDI.Initiative@gmail.com.
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 150 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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