The School of Education (SoEd) organized a webinar on special education in Malaysia, in conjunction with the World Autism Awareness Day 2021. The webinar focused on the existing challenges and the current situation of children with special needs and education for them. The panelists for this webinar were Prof. Datuk Dr. Yasmin Hussain, Ms. Feilina Feisol, Dr. Grace Annammal Piragasam, and Ms. Sharon Vyner.
The discussion was moderated by Prof. Dr. Sopia Md Yassin, a senior research fellow with SoEd. A total of 75 guests attended this webinar. The panelists and audience shared how remote learning has been particularly challenging both for children with disabilities and their parents. The webinar concluded with a discussion on the way forward for special education in Malaysia during and post COVID-19. In addition to that, this event was also featured in the Star Newspaper dated 23 May 2021 and many other media coverage.
Other media coverage on Special Needs Education are as below:-