WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY CHILD WHEN I DIE?
Round Table Discussion by Parents
24 November 2016 I 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
"What will happen to my child when I die?" ....a common question asked by many parents of children with special needs. The future seems bleak and many parents shun this topic. But failing to plan is akin to planning to fail. So what can we do now, within our control, that will help to make this inevitable transition easier and will empower the next set of caregivers to maintain the quality of care?
We hope to use this session as a platform to highlight areas and issues in which parents can prepare for the eventuality.
Areas for discussion:
- Documentation, memory box
- Preparing the child for death/loss of carer
- Funeral involvement
- Building a community of support
- Supporting the grieving process
LEE CHEE GIAP
Chee Giap is a general manager at LTK (Melaka) Sdn Bhd. Vice Chairman of the management board of Wings, Melaka, and a widowed father of three. An ex-exco member of PR4A, Mr Lee has given speeches and sharing sessions regarding his experiences and challenges faced with his second son - Edwyn, who once struggled with autism but is now employed and even managed to obtain his very own driver's licence.
Jacquelyn is a mother of 4. Her second son, who has moderate to severe autism is now 21 years old and Jacquelyn is supporting him as a job coach. She is also an advocate for the autism community in Singapore and Malaysia. She was conferred "Inspirational Caregiver Award 2012" from the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists. Jacquelyn recently completed her Masters in Autism Studies with the University of Kent, United Kingdom.
DR CHOY SOOK KUEN
Dr Choy is married with two sons. Her heart is to provide a new level of professional develoment platforms and services for the learning-different community, and to promote the family-engaged approach in intervention and care of learning-different individuals. Dr Choy is currently the owner and founder of Oasis Place.
Yammy is happily married with 5 children aged between 19 to 26 years. She has served on the boards of schools, churches and NGOs such as Wings Melaka. She was awarded the inaugural Mother of the Year award in 2001 by Kiwanis TTDI, Malaysia, and SENIA Advocacy Honorary Award 2016. She continues to share her story of hope and advocates for the special needs community in Malacca and beyond.
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Closing Date: 17 November 2016
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