SERVICES / ACTIVITIES
was set up by the Canadian Fund for parents with disabled children.
Parents register as members of the Library and are able to borrow any of
the variety of relevant educational toys and equipment for training their
child in the home. The loan period is two weeks only after which the
toys/equipment can be exchanged for other ones.
ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING
children above 3 years old who are referred to Seri Mengasih, an
Assessment Service is available to determine their level of abilities and
training needs for the purpose of placement in its training programmes or
referrals to other centres/schools.
There is an active Parents Support Group which contributes to the life of the Centre. This Group comprises of Seri Mengasih’s parents and staff. Meetings are held on a regular basis and its two main functions are to raise funds for the Centre’s operation costs and to organize social / training events for the families of disabled children
CLUB FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED
“Kangaroo Club” by the intellectually disabled members themselves, the
Club exists to help them
learn self advocacy
practise independence and self determination
have a support group
- organize their own activities and pursue the Club’s interests
OLYMPICS / SPORTS
SUPPORT SERVICES TO MAINSTREAM PRE-SCHOOLS AND
Currently, Seri Mengasih provides support services to two pre-schools and a primary school in Kota Kinabalu with special needs children in their enrolment. This support consists of monitoring the progress of the children as well as providing in-house training
for the staff. In line with the Centre’s objective of inclusion and integration of the intellectually disabled into the mainstream of community life, it hopes to see more mainstream schools around the city willing to accept these children in.
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN WITH BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS
There is a training programme specially for behaviour problem children such as those with autism, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder and so on. It is based on the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programme and is held thrice weekly in the afternoons for two hours each time. At the present, this is only for students from a mainstream primary school which is receiving support services from Seri Mengasih.
COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION (CBR) KOTA KINABALUCBR Kota Kinabalu is a programme affiliated with Seri Mengasih and located in the Centre’s premises. It provides center based and home based training programmes to children with various disabilities, involving the parents and other adults in the child’s life. CBR KK also acts as a referral center for children who are visually impaired (blind) or hearing impaired (deaf), referring them to appropriate agencies for specific training.
Seri Mengasih Centre, P.W.D. 75, Jalan Selangor, 88100 Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Tel 6088 223221, 219449, Fax 6088 244672