World Autism Awareness

Do you know that April is the month for World Autism Awareness?

To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, AkzoNobel, producer of leading decorative paint 🎨brand, Dulux celebrates the significant day by transforming National Autism Society of Malaysia’s (NASOM) vocational centre 🏡 in Jalan Ipoh, Malaysia 🇲🇾

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Bravo! AkzoNobel brings life in a new light to Autistic students!

Mr. Indra Laban, General Manager 👨🏻‍💼of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia has thanked Malaysia’s renowned colour therapist👩🏻‍💼, Ms. Evelyn Leong on her collaboration with AkzoNobel working alongside Dulux’s Colour Consultants to provide the colour schemes to create a better learning environment for both students & teachers.

Mr. Indra further elaborated that there are visual, symbolic, synesthetic, emotional, physiological & psychological effects of colours. AkzoNobel strongly believes that colours are vital in uplifting mood and will bring positive effects to people’s lives & the importance of the right environment in the vocational centre to bring out the best in student 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓 & teachers 👩🏻‍🏫👨🏻‍🏫

Ms. Evelyn Leong, colour therapist explains, “It is great to see AkzoNobel has constantly striving to improve the communities & people through the power of colours.”

Sharing some of the interesting facts about colours learnt from the event,

  • It influences people’s attitudes, grabs attention & evokes feelings.
  • Colour can have such transforming & uplifting effect on people & places.
  • It can promote both physical & mental relaxation as well as reducing stress.
  • Inspirational colours can be very effective in learning settings.

Sharing some facts about the puzzle ribbon learnt from the event,

  • This puzzle ribbon was adopted in 1999 as the universal sign of Autism Awareness
  • It reflects the complexity of the Autism Spectrum
  • The different colours & shapes represent the diversity of the people & families living with the condition
  • The brightness of the ribbon signals hope that through increased awareness of autism, early intervention & access to appropriate services/ supports

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing & life-long developmental disability that affects the functioning of the brain, thus impairing social interaction & communication skills, which makes it difficult for them to relate & communicate with others. People who have autism are also more likely to experience sensitivities in the 5 senses i.e. sight, hearing, touch, taste & smell.

As an autistic person, they tend to be more sensitive with their senses & the colours used in the vocational centre are mostly in shades of pastel with low stimulation. Each of the rooms in the centre is painted with a different colour to create different moods e.g. the staff room is painted light pink to further harness loving & compassionate teachers/ personnel; orange is used on the walls near the kitchen/ dining area to stimulate creative activities.

“Our students spend an average of 8 hours a day in the centre & it is important for us to provide a conducive environment for them to learn & grow. We are thankful to both AkzoNobel & Evelyn Leong to help transform our vocational training centre, to assist in livening up using the power of colour to provide a better learning space for our students”, says Feilina Feisol, Chairman of NASOM.

Everyone of us can contribute & make a difference to the autism community. You may help to support autism education, awareness, advocacy, research & families living with autism via http://www.nasom.org.my/autism/

For more information on Dulux, please visit http://www.dulux.com.my

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33 thoughts on “World Autism Awareness

    1. Thank you for your support & compliments Janell, am just doing my best to contribute where I can through my blogging to share awareness 🙂
      It’s part of my believe that ~ sharing is caring ~ through my passionate doodling & blogging 😀

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  1. To be honest, I really do not know much about Autism. It’s great to come across articles like this. It shares relevant information. I am amazed at how passionate you are writing about this and supporting this cause! Keep it up!

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    1. Most welcome & am glad that you are now understand better about Autism 😊☺️

      Thank you for your kind words to my passionate in supporting for good cases. Just a small contribution from my end, will definitely continue my best 🙂😉

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  2. It’s a good thing that in this time and age, awareness on advocacies like this can simply reach the audience easily. With social media and a lot of readers, the plans on raising awareness on these situation is easily absorbed by the people. You’re passion is totally in a different level as you help on raising awareness by posting this on your blog.

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  3. That is a nice way of Dulux to get involved in the community and help the ones less fortunate. All brands should do this really it’s not all about profit but giving back too. Autism is such a hard disease to live with and it needs constant care from the parents in order for the children to progress and hope to lead a normal life.

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  4. This is a wonderful project! It’s so simple but it goes a long way. I agree that color really influences one’s feelings and moods. There are certain colors that make you feel more relaxed and positive. I love those colorful stairs! I would enjoy going up and down those happy-looking stairs!

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  5. Got a number of friends who.have autistic kids. and I always salute their dedication and love for their children. I hope.and pray cases.of.autism lessen.if.not.totally diminish. Everyone.deserves a normal.life…

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  6. Most people doesn’t know that there are people living the non-normal life. Articles like this are best example of making people aware that there are people who suffer from autism and they should not be neglected nor make fun of. These causes are truly full of heart.

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  7. Great work by you. You have done a good coverage of the activities.
    The awareness has to be increased because many are still not well read about this.
    Here in Bollywood a movie was made on this issue and many people are more aware of autism now.

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  8. This is just so lovely to read. I didn’t know about all these, from the colors to the design that really give impacts to everyone. Thank you so much for sharing about this rare opportunity to understand what autism is all about. I truly like it and I really learned a lot.

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  9. Wow. I didn’t know April is world autism awareness month. Great to know! And I agree, color can impact us humans in a very big we don’t really know as for us it’s just color. But I think it’s science! I read that fast food chains often use the color red because it stimulates our appetite. I think pink suppress hunger and well, my favorite color, green keeps us relaxed. This is such a great act because yes, students should be well taken care of. even in the most simple way.

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