WHO WE ARE
PIBI (Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Ahli Intervensi) is a non-profit organisation for parents and the interventionists at Genius Kurnia, a special needs centre for disabled children (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blind , Deaf, Cerebral Palsy and much more)
WHAT’S UP WITH EARLY INTERVENTION?
Early intervention is critical, this much is agreed by the experts working with autism individuals.
Many parents of children with special needs would inadvertently worry what would happen to our children when we are gone. While the world can be daunting to a neurotypical mind, it could be severely challenging to those who are on the autism spectrum.
Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that results from brain injury. Children will have difficulty moving, controlling coordination and body posture The level of cerebral palsy is different for every child. Some cases only affect the physical ability. While some cases can result in severe physical impairment. Beginning in 2018, we have been accepting Cerebral Palsy in our community and programmes. Through early intervention the development of the child in various aspects such as communication and social skills, physical, self-management, behavior management, and pre-academic
Early intervention could and would help significantly improve the possibilities of development in children– this includes increased social and daily living skills. This could help ensure a better quality of life for these individuals when they enter adulthood.
A RIPPLE EFFECT
Raising disabled children creates a ripple effect which could be significant on many aspects such as relationship, work commitments, existing responsibilities, but most of all - finances. According to recent studies, the cost of caring for a disabled child over his or her lifetime could cost a staggering US$1.4 million.
Imagine how this would affect individuals with disabled children from low-income families (earning less than 200$ per family income) when the cost of early intervention program in private centres could go up to at least US$500 a month?
PIBI CHIPS IN
At PIBI, funding goes to program development, workshops, awareness and advocacy. We have also expanded to community program where we contribute financial support to low-income families to commit to the program at Genius Kurnia.
Our financial aid ranges from providing teaching materials for the children in and even cash handouts.
PIBI NEEDS YOU
While this community program is ongoing, PIBI has identified many more parents that are in need of financial assistance but under certain circumstances are not able to commit to the program during weekdays.
With your donation, we hope to reach out to more families by organising extra classes during the weekend. This would mean securing a classroom complete with necessary therapy materials primarily for this function. We could also foot the bill for the interventionists to conduct these extra classes.
This would be greatly beneficial for children as they need as much quality intervention hours as they possibly could.
With the rest of the fund, we hope to continue to create opportunities for our children to be included in the community through programs that can best help them assimilate into the society. We believe inclusivity is key to a functioning society.
Please lend your support by donating to this page
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