70 kids celebrate Autism Week at SK Spaoh

PPKI children of SK Spaoh with their counterpart from SMK Spaoh, SK Abang Abdul Kadir Betong and SK Datuk Debak in a group photo after celebrating Autism Week at SK Spaoh’s open house recently.

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SPAOH, April 15: SK Spaoh, under its integrated education specialist (PPKI) programme, co-hosted this year’s autism celebration with SMK Spaoh, SK Abang Abdul Kadir Betong and SK Datuk Debak recently.

Seventy PPKI children participated in the programme.

The month of April is World Autism Awareness Month, which is celebrated annually to foster awareness among the public in order to be more aware of the condition of children with autism.


This year’s celebration here is themed ‘Nothing is impossible’ and the activities held were meant to instil love and help autistic children create a sense of belonging with their peers.

The slogan is by SK Spaoh senior assistant (PK) I Abang Jamil Abang Julai, who officially got the programme going during SK Spaoh’s open house.

Students and teachers in a photo-call after celebrating Autism Week at SK Spaoh’s open house.

Abang Jamil emphasised that autistic children were always given the necessary support to help them socialise.

“Autism is a different world. Love can break the wall,” he said in a statement today.

As the country heads towards a developed nation status, he hoped public knowledge and attitude towards special education would be in line with the national development agenda.

He said the programme being put in place at the moment was to close the gaps that were prevailing between mainstream students and PPKI children. — DayakDaily