By Norrasyidah Arshad
KLANG, March 30 — Up to 2,500 special education teachers are set to receive training and courses in state organisation Anak Istimewa Selangor’s (AnIS) Symposium to educate disabled children to be independent.
State executive councillor for women and family development Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said the initiative via Didik AnIS will be held in stages, beginning yesterday with 100 teachers.
“The symposium will involve educators from universities and agencies who are experienced in teaching disabled children. They can train the participants in further depth.
“Didik AnIS is a preparation for the future considering that parents’ awareness of the education of disabled children is increasing,” she said after officiating the programme yesterday.
Dr Siti Mariah added the programme emphasises basic learning knowledge to form independent habits in disabled children.
“The symposium has been held since 2018 and is an annual programme specially for disabled children. However it was put on hold last year due to the pandemic,” she said.
During the tabling of the 2022 Selangor Budget last year, the state government allocated RM3 million to carry out initiatives aimed at helping special-needs children under the Selangor Special Children’s Department
Among its efforts include establishing the AnIS Academy, in addition to providing fiscal assistance to realise Didik AnIS programmes.