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Memorandum on Inclusive Education

Vacancy: Looking for enthusiastic and committed staff to work with children with disabilities . Interested candidate please fill in the form and email to acspenang@gmail.com.

Aktiviti ACS March 2016

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Saturday Social Club

● 22 February - 2 March 2017
Kacau-Kacau Art Exhibition at Khazanah, UAB Building, Georgetown

● 26 February 2017
Visit our stall at Little Penang Street Market

● on going
Visit our outlet stores at Armenian Street Penang or Kedai Bikin KL

● On going - Skills Workshop Packages

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PHILOSOPHY, POLICY & PROVISION OF SERVICES

THE PRINCIPLE OF NORMALISATION

Normalisation is not about trying to normalize the disabled person. It is keeping the society as normal as it should be, whereby the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the able and disabled can all live together in the same society without any prejudice and discrimination in an ordinary community.

HOW CAN THIS PRINCIPLE BE REALISED?

1. Acknowledge the needs of people with disabilities and their families
2. Ensure a higher quality of life. (Quality of Life can be rephrased as "How much do people with disabilities have satisfaction or pleasure with their own life?")
3. Work towards a barrier free society
Creating a caring society
Encouraging the efforts of people with disabilities towards independent living
Financial support by government

POLICY AND PURPOSE OF ASIA COMMUNITY SERVICE

ACS' policy is based on the principle of normalisation. Our main purpose is to:

support people with disabilities in leading an ordinary normal life in the community.
support them in their strive to be independent

We aim to do the above by providing them with many opportunities and choices. We also aim to ensure that the supports we provide are high quality so that they can become models.

WHAT IS "AN ORDINARY NORMAL LIFE"?

Living an ordinary life is to have :

1. An income (money)
2. A place to live / home
3. A place for meaningful activity (education / training / work)
4. A hobby / cultural activity
5. A good relationship with others
6. A role in society

WHAT IS "INDEPENDENCE"?

In one's individual life, it is to have opportunities to

make choices
express one' opinions / needs / feelings
make decisions
be in self-controlled / self management
have hobbies / enjoy pleasure

In one's social life, it is to have

good relationships with other people
a role in the community

The concept of independence is realised when they show motivation, desires, have choices, get excited, takes risks and enjoy adventure in their life.

WHAT CAN OBSTRUCT INDEPENDENCE?

If they are controlled (over protection / over education / over training) and ignored (apathy / abandoned), they will not have opportunities to choose, express their feelings, communicate with others, build relationships or have any role or responsibility in the society.

This lack of opportunities will lead to more dependency on others or get themselves isolated from the community.

A Non-Profit Organisation Providing Services To People With Special Needs, In Particular Reference To Those With Disabilities
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Updated as of December 2016

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