Sunday, May 25, 2014

I Have A Vision...

...yes, a clear vision...

Biidznillah, saya akan mencapai impian saya...

Semakin hari semakin bertambah kanak2 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) dilahirkan di dunia. Statistik menunjukkan setiap 88 anak yg dilahirkan, seorang dr mereka adalah ASD. Bbrp tahun yg lepas, saya menghadiri seminar berkenaan ASD. Pada masa itu tidak terfikir di fikiran saya yg saya akan berminat mengkaji dgn lebih mendalam ttg ASD. Apatah lg sek saya mempunyai bbrp kanak2 dyslexic, diagnosed & undiagnosed.

Minat utk membantu kanak2 ASD mula timbul semula bila baca/dgr keluhan rakan2 yg mempunyai anak2 ASD. Bayaran terapi utk anak2 mereka antara RM100-200 sejam. Itu belum termasuk yuran sekolah & bayaran2 lain. Ada sek yg mengenakan bayaran RM2K utk 4 jam pembelajaran sebulan. Sek utk kanak2 ASD juga terhad. Ramai ibu bapa yg tiada pilihan & terpaksa hantar ke sek yg tiada pendidikan khas. Itupun jika ada sek yg mahu menerima anak2 ASD. My heart goes out to them.

Kemudian saya ditakdirkan bertemu dgn ibu Iman, a 5yo with mild ASD. Pertemuan di Petronas near our house. She recognised me & tanya boleh tak hantar Iman to our school. I told her kami tidak pernah menerima kanak2 ASD, reason being, kami tiada pengetahuan ttg cara bagaimana mengajar kanak2 ASD. Iman's mom convinced me that Iman has mastered several skills & she has mild ASD. I would give a try but no promise made.

I never thought Iman's mom would come back & enrol Iman with us. MasyaAllah tabarakallah, minat utk mengkaji lebih mendalam ttg ASD semakin bertambah. Sesiapa sahaja boleh mengajar the so called kanak2 normal tetapi utk mengajar anak2 istimewa memerlukan pengetahuan yg mendlm & kesabaran yg tinggi. I want to challenge myself & be amongst them.


I have made baby steps utk mencapai impian ini. Saya tidak tahu sama ada saya akan menemui apa yg saya cari di penghujung perjalanan. I have shared my vocation with family & few close friends. A drastic decision tp bila saya bg tau family & close friends, tiada siapa yg terkejut. Guess they know me so well, that I will do whatever it takes to achieve what I want. 

I have attended 2 seminars this year on ASD; the 1st seminar organised by Permata called


The 2nd seminar was held yesterday


sungguh tak cun tgh mkn

Hope to attend more, insyaAllah

May Allah ease my journey, ameen

2 comments:

Al-Manar said...

I pray you woukd succeed in achieving something for the unfortunate children. We cannot fully appreciate them and realise how much they need help until we get exposed to them personally. Being on the committee of one such organisation I know you are among those enlightened. All the best to you.

the principal said...

Tq. I have submitted application to study @ ukm specialising in special education. Please make du'a for me