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A teacher Shafinaz Mazlan, 25, (second from left) monitors autistic child Nur Annuha Yuhaniz, 4, (left) during a learning activity at the Selangor Special Needs Children’s Department (Anis) Early Education Support Centre, Shah Alam, on September 22, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Over 2,600 applications for special-needs children aid made since May

By Sofia Nasir

SHAH ALAM, June 20 — The Selangor Special Needs Children Initiative (AnIS) has received over 2,600 applications after the deadline on May 31.

Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) corporate communications assistant manager Sharizan Mohd Shariff said they are currently assessing eligibility and prioritising underprivileged families, thereby easing their burden of caring for special-needs children.

“Overall, we received 2,655 online applications. The large number of applications shows that many parents are becoming aware of the assistance provided by the state.

“We only process forms that have been completely filled in. The state government is providing a quota of 1,000 eligible parents this year compared to only 500 recipients last year,” he said to SelangorKini yesterday.

The AnIS assistance is given as a one-off payment with a maximum limit of up to RM5,000 per family, and is open to special needs children aged 18 and below.

The main objective of the assistance is to alleviate the burden of therapy, rehabilitation, education, and living costs (supplementary food/medications) for special-needs children which are ordinarly borne by their parents or guardians.

Application status checks can be made at starting from the first week of next month.

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