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Track 1: Autism

Moderator:

Mr. Ivan Oh
Vice-Chairman, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers:

Ms. Catherine De Padua
Founder/Owner
Oaktree Resource Center

Ms. Desiree Kaur
Founder/Owner
Project Haans

TS Dr Haziq Lim Abdullah
Technology Specialist
Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM)

Mr. Suresh Unnikrishnan
Assistant Honorary Secretary
The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM)

Track 2: Down Syndrome

Moderator:

Datin Halimatolhanin Mohd Khalid
Director for SEN Training
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers:

Ms.Renuga Devi
Head Teacher
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – National Centre

Ms. Ardinsoon Mohamed Yusof
Principal
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – Klang Centre

Mr Mohd Yusof Abdul Kadir
Occupational Therapist
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Mr Tee Han Cheong
Senior Management Team
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – Kuala Lumpur Centre

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Track 3: Dyslexia

Moderator:

Ms. Rani Wemel
Director of E-Learning Portals
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers:

Dr. Choy Su Ling
Co-Founder
ALTUZ Academy

Puan Sariah Amirin
President
Dyslexia Association Malaysia
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TS Syariffanor Hisham
Technology Specialist
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia

Puan Mahfuzah Zainol
Occupational Therapist
Special Education Needs Division
Ministry of Education Malaysia
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Track 4: Research Findings and Success Stories on Special Education Needs Program

Moderator:

Prof. Dr. Abtar Darshan Singh
Director for SEN Curriculum Development
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr Kamal Kenny
Social Psychologist
K & J Consultancy, K & J Ventures and K & J Solutions

Mr Nasri Bin Nordin
General Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Madam Chua Foong Lean
Principal
Kluang Mandarin Centre

Encik Adli Yahya
CEO/Founder
Autism Cafe

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SEN SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 9:00am to 12:30pm
(GMT +8, Kuala Lumpur)

brought to you by Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Kiwanis Malaysia Academy is bringing parents, teachers, caregivers, activists, consultants and business owners together in the SEN SYMPOSIUM on 16th Oct 2021 to discuss the issues and challenges surrounding the area of Teaching and Learning for our children with special needs. The Symposium aims to enhance understanding, strengthen networking and impact future of Special Education Needs in Malaysia.

News

About Kiwanis Malaysia Academy (KMA)

Kiwanis Malaysia Academy was mooted during the inaugural PEAK Summit on 16 – 17 August 2019 where 29 participants from the Kiwanis clubs & centres attended. Kiwanis Malaysia proposed the motion to the House of Delegates to establish the Kiwanis Malaysia Academy during the District Convention on 7 September 2019 and the motion was unanimously approved.
 
The KMA academy was immediately established, and the first committee meeting was held on 23 September 2019 in Kiwanis Malaysia office.
 
Our Vision
That children will be given better opportunity to realise their dreams as a result of better special needs education, youth development & life-long learning.
 
Our Mission
That Kiwanis Malaysia Academy will be the enabler in special needs education and youth development – so that key stakeholders will be empowered to provide the best for the children they serve.
 
 

3 Core Imperatives of
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

The academy objectives

ProgramME

9:00am

Welcome Speech

Welcoming Speech by YBhg. Dato’ Fatimah Saad
Chairman, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Introductory Speech

Message by Ms. Serena Quek
District Governor, Kiwanis Malaysia District

9:15am

Official Opening Address

Puan Hajah Salmah binti Jopri
Director, Special Education Division, Ministry of Education

9:30am

Keynote Address

The Heart-Based Approach to Nurturing Malaysia’s Future Leaders: A SEN Strategic Plan

Keynote Address by YBhg. Puan Nori Abdullah Badawi
Chairman, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia

10:00am

Morning Coffee and Power Break

10:15am

Plenary Speech by The Charter President of Kiwanis Club Penang Sentral

Triumphs and Challenges of Running Special Need Centres

YBhg. Dato’ Seri Wong Siew Hai
Charter President of Kiwanis Club Penang Sentral

10:45am

Parallel Sessions in Break Out Rooms

Track 1: Autism

Moderator:

Mr. Ivan Oh
Vice-Chairman, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers:

Ms. Catherine De Padua
Founder/Owner
Oaktree Resource Center

Ms. Desiree Kaur
Founder/Owner
Project Haans

TS Dr Haziq Lim Abdullah
Technology Specialist
Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM)

Mr. Suresh Unnikrishnan
Assistant Honorary Secretary
The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM)

Track 2: Down Syndrome

Moderator:

Datin Halimatolhanin Mohd Khalid
Director for SEN Training
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers:

Ms.Renuga Devi
Head Teacher
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – National Centre

Ms. Ardinsoon Mohamed Yusof
Principal
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – Klang Centre

Mr Mohd Yusof Abdul Kadir
Occupational Therapist
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Mr Tee Han Cheong
Senior Management Team
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – Kuala Lumpur Centre

Track 3: Dyslexia

Moderator:

Ms. Rani Wemel
Director of E-Learning Portals
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers:

Dr. Choy Su Ling
Co-Founder
ALTUZ Academy

Puan Sariah Amirin
President
Dyslexia Association Malaysia

TS Syariffanor Hisham
Technology Specialist
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia

Puan Mahfuzah Zainol
Occupational Therapist
Special Education Needs Division
Ministry of Education Malaysia

Track 4: Research Findings and Success Stories on Special Education Needs Program

Moderator:

Prof. Dr. Abtar Darshan Singh
Director for SEN Curriculum Development
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr Kamal Kenny
Social Psychologist
K & J Consultancy, K & J Ventures and K & J Solutions

Mr Nasri Bin Nordin
General Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Madam Chua Foong Lean
Principal
Kluang Mandarin Centre

Encik Adli Yahya
CEO/Founder
Autism Cafe

Track 5: Sembang Santai Bersama Datin Nora Tan Sri Abu Hassan

Speakers

Datin Nora Tan Sri Abu Hassan
Speaker, Social Activist, Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia Gift of Smile Project Partner

12:15pm

SEN Modules

Prof. Dr. Abtar Darshan Singh
Director for SEN Curriculum Development
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Datin Halimatolhanin Mohd Khalid
Director for SEN Training
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Introducing KMA Education Portals

Ms. Rani Wemel
Director of E-Learning Portals
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

12:30pm

Lucky Draw & Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks by SEN Symposium 2021 Chairman, Ms. Fatimah Abu Bakar

SEN SYMPOSIUM 2021

The Heart-Based Approach to Special Needs Teaching and Learning

Speakers, Panellists & moderators

YBhg. Dato’ Fatimah Saad

Chairman, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Serena Quek

Governor Kiwanis Malaysia District

Dato Stewart Labrooy

Past Governor Kiwanis Malaysia District and Chairman of 4.0 Kiwanis Initiative

YBhg. Puan Nori Abdullah Badawi

Mother of an Autistic Son and Co-Owner of We Rock the Spectrum Kids’ Gym.
Chairman, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia

Puan Salmah Hj Jopri

Director, Special Education Division, Ministry of Education

YBhg. Dato Seri Wong Siew Hai

Charter President of Kiwanis Club of Penang Sentral

Ivan Oh

Vice-Chairman, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Catherine De Padua

Founder/Owner
Oaktree Resource Center

Desiree Kaur

Founder/Owner
Project Haans

TS Dr Haziq Lim Abdullah

Technology Specialist
Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM)

Suresh Unnikrishnan

Assistant Honorary Secretary
The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM)

Datin Halimatolhanin Mohd Khalid

Director for SEN Training, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Renuga Devi

Head Teacher
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – National Centre

Ardinsoon Mohamed Yusof

Principal, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – Klang Centre

Mohd Yusof Abdul Kadir

Occupational Therapist
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Tee Han Cheong

Senior Management Team, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – Kuala Lumpur Centre

Rani Wemel

Director of E-Learning Portals, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Dr. Choy Su Ling

Co-Founder
ALTUZ Academy

Sariah Amirin

President
Dyslexia Association Malaysia

TS Syariffanor Hisham

Technology Specialist
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia

Mahfuzah Zainol

Occupational Therapist
Special Education Needs Division
Ministry of Education Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Abtar Darshan Singh

Director for SEN Curriculum Development, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamal Kenny

Social Psychologist
K & J Consultancy, K & J Ventures and K & J Solutions

Nasri Bin Nordin

General Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Chua Foong Lean

Kluang Mandarin Centre

Adli Yahya

CEO/Founder
Autism Cafe

Fatimah Abu Bakar

 Director of Youth & Children Learning Development, Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Datin Nora Tan Sri Abu Hassan

Speaker, Social Activist, Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia Gift of Smile Project Partner

Desiree Kaur

Mother of an Autistic Son and Founder of Project Haans

KWN TS Syariffanor Hisham

Senior Lecturer, UTeM

Zharulnizamshah Zainal Abidin

Former SEN Teacher / Head of Asst. Directors, Special Education Division, Ministry of Education

Ybgh. Datuk Seri Rina Harun

Minister of Women, Family and Community

Sponsors

A few words from our gracious sponsors

Register

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 9am
Via Zoom & streamed live

Register your interest for this free digital event that will be held over Zoom (for the 1st 500 attendees).

The Forum will also be streamed live. Please register to receive the Zoom and live stream link.

Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

34 Jalan BU 11/8, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

For enquiries, contact

Fatimah Abu Bakar