Thursday, April 26, 2018

Autism and the Teenage Years, BFM 89.9

Thursday, January 4, 2018

What Services Does ANDI Initiative Offer?

Learning & Behaviour Consultation

1:1 Remedial Programme Design and Ongoing Supervision

Social Skills Groups

School IEP Meeting Participation (as Learning & Behaviour Consultant)

Training for Special Needs Educators 

Training for Parents


Clients' homes

Clients' schools

Publika Shopping Gallery

PKKK Tuanku Bainun
(Social skills groups)


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Intensive Social Skills Camp July 2017

This intensive camp is only offered twice a year. We had a great time!

To find out more about ANDI Initiative services, send a message to 012-538 6134. To read what other parents had to say about our Social Skills programme, click HERE


Monday, June 19, 2017

Intensive Social Skills Camp - July 2017

This "Intensive" programme is a little different than our usual Social Learning programme that we do throughout the year.

Our usual Social Learning Programme is twice a week, spread out over 5 weeks (10 sessions total). We have found that having a few days break between sessions allows the child to absorb, digest, and practice the concepts learned in sessions during everyday interactions in their everyday environments, such as home and school. This is based on feedback from parents and teachers about the improvements in the children, in terms of social awareness, self-initiatied social interactions, and social language.

Our "Intensive" Social Learning Programme is a bit different. Right now it's offered twice a year. 4 days in a row, at 2 hours a day. We have found that this higher intensity (and the careful selection of activities) help the children bond quckly with children they may not have known prior to the intensive. In fact, children who go separate ways afterwards often talk about their new friends for many months afterwards! What great emotional memories! This option is also great for children who may not be able to join our "regular" twice a week Social Learning programme.

By the way, we keep to an average of 6 children per session, to ensure quality interaction between and among the children.

Below are the details of our upcoming Intensive.

ANDI Initiative's

Dates: 11, 12, 13, 14 July
Time: 2:30 -4:30 pm
Fee: RM520

Week 2 (FULL)
Dates: 18, 19, 20, 21 July
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Fee: RM520


Children with autistic traits who have
- Great vocabulary, but awkward social skills
- Social interest yes, but not yet great social ability
- Difficulty perceiving others' body language

Children who have never attended ANDI Initiative's Social Learning modules will need to come in for a half-hour screening (FREE) to determine if this programme is suitable.

To register, or for queries about the specific targets/objectives, please message 012-538 6134.

To read what parents have had to say about our programme, click on the "Parent Testimonial Social Skills Programm" button on the right side of this page.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Understanding the Possible Reasons for Challenging Behaviour and Strategies to Ease...Training in Penang

Part 1: Helping parents with issues in the home and community.
Part 2: Updating and refresher training for educators.

Often, we try to "change behaviour" without considering why the behaviour is happening. An in-depth exploration and consideration on the WHY often leads to the choosing of strategies which are more effective and long-lasting.