Disability Equality Training For Malaysian Advocates for Cerebral Palsy

DET Forum Malaysia facilitated a one-day workshop for members of the Malaysian Advocates for Cerebral Palsy (MyCP) on 27 April. It was held at the Kuala Lumpur Campus of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) which is situated at Bangunan Yayasan Selangor Kampung Baru.

This workshop was the collaborative effort between DET Forum Malaysia, MyCP, UKM and the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia. Elizabeth Ang co-facilitated with me for the eighteen participants comprising parents, doctors and physiotherapists.

From the action plan that the four groups presented, it was obvious that there is a dire need for accessible and inclusive education for disabled students. These include increasing the number of teaching assistants for disabled students and making the school environment accessible. I hope the participants will carry through their action plans to make schooling easier for disabled students.

Participants identifying problems faced by a wheelchair user at Disability Equality Training workshop.

A participant sharing his thoughts on disability issues at the DET workshop.

Participants at the DET workshop working on their action plan.

Group 2 participants with their action plan at DET workshop.

Group 1 participants with their action plan.

Group 3 participants with their action plan.

Group 4 participants with their action plan.

Group photo after the DET workshop with MyCP members.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.