Autism spectrum disorder (A.S.D.) is a group of developmental disabilities caused by an abnormality in the brain. A.S.D.s begin during childhood and last throughout a person’s life People with A.S.D.s tend to have problems with social and communication skills. They might:
- repeat certain behaviours
- dislike change in their daily activities and routines
- have unusual ways of learning and paying attention
- react in unusual ways to different sensations
If you are a parent concerned that your child may have autism, the PERMATA Kurnia programme is a support programme aimed at empowering carers of children with autism, enhancing autism awareness, and giving children with autism a head start through early intervention and care.
PERMATA Kurnia also provides weekend parent trainings, public talks and online education. Their online iKurnia course will help you understand what autism is, how it is diagnosed, and what early interventions are available to best help your child.