"The Only Disability In Life Is A Bad Attitude.”
"Bad news is, time flies.
 

Good news is, YOU are the PILOT."

7th Brunei National Conference on Autism "GIVE IWA WINGS"

The Conference was organized by SMARTER Brunei and Flinders University, Australia, with the support of the Australian Government New Colombo Plan. It took place at the Balai Sarmayuda, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Old Airport, Berakas, from 9-11 October 2015. The three-day conference brought together over 150 practitioners and professionals in the area of Autism care, families and individuals living with Autism to share their expertise and life experiences.

Flinders University Attachment Program through The New Colombo Plan

Eight students and two staff from the Flinders University Disability and Community Inclusion Unit arrived in Brunei Darussalam last 21st September until 12th October 2015 for a three-week attachment program with SMARTER Brunei under the New Colombo Plan. The delegates were welcomed by the Australian High Commission and representatives from SMARTER Brunei.

PUBLIC FORUM ON THE CURRENT TRENDS AND STRATEGIES IN AUTISM

A public forum was organized in collaboration with the Australian Trade Commission and with the support of the Australian High Commission at the Dewan Kuliah, Stadium Hassanal Bolkiah, Berakas last February 2015. Ms.Debbie Smith and Associate Professor Caroline Ellison, Head of the Disabilities Studies of Flinders University, Australia discussed about the: -

International Seminar on Autism in Putra Jaya, Malaysia

SMARTER Brunei was privileged to be invited and sponsored by the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) to attend the two days seminar on Autism entitled: "Autism is NOT a Tragedy, Ignorance is" which was held at Putrajaya Convention Centre, Malaysia from 22-23 April 2014. This seminar aims to enhance awareness on Autism Spectrum Disorder and its issue and to empore the parents 

Filipino Special Education Teachers and Professionals on a Study Visit to SMARTER Brunei

First Batch

SIX (6) STUDENTS of St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City, Philippines with Masters of Arts in Education, Major in Special Education came last February 2014. Their visit was with the intent to conduct a week-long observation coupled with hands-on training in our centres. The training aimed to widen their exposure thus,  experience assisting Children with Special Needs (CSN), particularly IWAs, adopt more techniques and teaching materials which would be of great help in meeting the needs of the CSN. They were also able to observed and joined the Community Adaptation Program for Relaxation and Recreation (CAP – R & R) for the month of February 2014 which is “Fun at Jerudong Polo Club” wherein all IWAs from the three (3) centres joined to enjoy with their family and friends the process of swimming, eating out and socializing with others in the community.

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