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Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Today I've found these sites for those who're interested to get some information:-

1. From You Tube

2. From facebook "Autism"

3. From Facebook "Autisme Malaysia" (dengan ihsan Rosnita Sadali) :

Rosnita Sadali
Salam.. sharing doa utk anak2 yg speech delay kaedah rawatan As-Syifa.
1) Baca Surah AzZumar (surah no 39) ayat 24-37, baca 3 kali + doa apa yg dihajati setiap kali lepas Solat Maghrib & Isya'.
2) Baca Surah Al-Hajj (surah no 22) ayat 40-55, baca 3 kali + doa apa yg dihajati setiap kali lepas solat Subuh, Zohor dan Asar.
Semoga dgn usaha kita yg sedikit ni, dapat dimakbulkan doa kita spy anak2 dpt bercakap. insyaAllah yakinlah bahawa doa ibu2 ni mustajab :

4. From Facebook "Autism Mothers"
A useful website for you :

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Alternative Medication for Autism

This page is made available for those who're interested to find an alternative medication for their Autistic children. I'm not an experts in Autism, neither a medical Doctor. I'm just a mother, with a Food Science background and very fond of seeking for advice, also seeking for some materials regarding to my son's treatment. To me, I don't mind trying any product as long as it is safe, HALAL/certified by Islamic body IFANCA, and most important thing it's nothing to do with drugs. I had already made a survey on a particular products or foods available in the market. This is what I'm going to share with you.

1. A company called Fortune Resources  from Malaysia had already implemented Islamic Manufacturing Practice (IMP) and had come up with a series of products such as  Smart Cocoa A+, AL Khaira Juice, Bird's Nest Al Munawara etc. Today I heard there's a Autistic boy aged 4, had shown some improvement only a month after his mother gives him the Smart Cocoa A+. The information is available at http://smartcoco2u.com

2. Acupuncture treatment. - I'd once read an article about  this in a magazine, but sorry, I'm yet to remember exactly the name of the magazine. But the same issues was discussed on TV3 during "Buletin Utama" when they talked about acupuncture and how it can be used to treat Autism

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Here I list down a few support groups :

1. Facebook Autisme Malaysia Parent's Support Group

2. Blog Makmal Autisme UKM


For donations please refer to 

Friday, 23 September 2011

The burden of Autism

By HARIATI AZIZAN (The Star, Sunday April 27, 2008)

Autistic children need a range of intensive therapies

In Malaysia, awareness of autism has increased in the last few years but more research is needed to assess the situation and to draft an efficient support system to address it.
A MAXIMUM of US$80,000 (RM251,075.12) a year – that’s the cost estimated by the Autism Society of America (ASA) for the average parent or family to look after an autistic child in the United States.
Broken down, this amounts to US$6,666.70 per month (RM20,992.90).
This figure covers the cost of “modern” treatment such as early intervention, physiotherapy, speech therapy, behavioural therapy and others.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Autism Spectrum Disorder Statistics

Experts estimate that two to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.

Therefore, it can be summarized that between 1 in 500 (2/1,000) to 1 in 166 children (6/1,000) have autism.

 autism spectrum disorder in the United States. However, using the occurrence data stated above, we can estimate that if 4 million children are born in the United States every year, approximately 24,000 of these children will eventually be diagnosed with an ASD.

Distribution of Autism Disorders among Interactive Autism Network (IAN) with ASD, by first diagnosis
This chart shows the distribution of the parent-reported first diagnoses that the affected children enrolled in IAN Research received from a professional. Many parents report a change in their child’s diagnosis over time. This sample chart displays only information on the child’s first diagnosis. This chart may indicate how autism spectrum diagnoses in a state vary from the national pattern

What was the child's FIRST autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis?
Parents are given the following choices:
  • Autism or Autistic Disorder
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) (choose only if none of the above apply)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (choose only if none of the above apply)
Assuming the occurrence rate has been constant over the past two decades, we can estimate that up to 500,000 individuals between the ages of 0 to 21 have an autism spectrum disorder. However, many of these individuals may not be classified as having an ASD until school-age or later. Because behaviors related to the autism spectrum disorders are usually present before the age of 3 years, it is important to make sure the individuals are being identified and are receiving appropriate intervention services as early as possible.

  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
  • ASDs are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, yet are on average 4 to 5 times more likely to occur in boys than in girls.
  • If 4 million children are born in the United States every year, approximately 36,500 children will eventually be diagnosed with an ASD.  Assuming the prevalence rate has been constant over the past two decades, we can estimate that about 730,000 individuals between the ages of 0 to 21 have an ASD.
  • Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with an ASD with an approximate prevalence of 0.6% to over 1%. A recent study in South Korea reported a prevalence of 2.6%

Saturday, 13 August 2011

How does autism affect communication?

The word “autism” has its origin in the Greek word “autos,” which means “self.” Children with autism often are self-absorbed and seem to exist in a private world where they are unable to successfully communicate and interact with others. Children with autism may have difficulty developing language skills and understanding what others say to them. They also may have difficulty communicating nonverbally, such as through hand gestures, eye contact, and facial expressions.

Not every child with an autism spectrum disorder will have a language problem. A child’s ability to communicate will vary, depending upon his or her intellectual and social development. Some children with autism may be unable to speak. Others may have rich vocabularies and be able to talk about specific subjects in great detail. Most children with autism have little or no problem pronouncing words. The majority, however, have difficulty using language effectively, especially when they talk to other people. Many have problems with the meaning and rhythm of words and sentences. They also may be unable to understand body language and the nuances of vocal tones.
Below are some patterns of language use and behaviors that are often found in children with autism.
  • Repetitive or rigid language. Often, children with autism who can speak will say things that have no meaning or that seem out of context in conversations with others. For example, a child may count from one to five repeatedly. Or a child may continuously repeat words he or she has heard, a condition called echolalia. Immediate echolalia occurs when the child repeats words someone has just said. For example, the child may respond to a question by asking the same question. In delayed echolalia, the child will repeat words heard at an earlier time. The child may say “Do you want something to drink?” whenever he or she asks for a drink.
    Some children with autism speak in a high-pitched or singsong voice or use robot-like speech. Other children with autism may use stock phrases to start a conversation. For example, a child may say “My name is Tom,” even when he talks with friends or family. Still others may repeat what they hear on television programs or commercials.
  • Narrow interests and exceptional abilities. Some children may be able to deliver an in-depth monologue about a topic that holds their interest, even though they may not be able to carry on a two-way conversation about the same topic. Others have musical talents or an advanced ability to count and do math calculations. Approximately 10 percent of children with autism show “savant” skills, or extremely high abilities in specific areas, such as calendar calculation, music, or math.
  • Uneven language development. Many children with autism develop some speech and language skills, but not to a normal level of ability, and their progress is usually uneven. For example, they may develop a strong vocabulary in a particular area of interest very quickly. Many children have good memories for information just heard or seen. Some children may be able to read words before 5 years of age, but they may not comprehend what they have read. They often do not respond to the speech of others and may not respond to their own names. As a result, children with autism sometimes are mistakenly thought to have a hearing problem.
  • Poor nonverbal conversation skills. Children with autism often are unable to use gestures—such as pointing to an object—to give meaning to their speech. They often avoid eye contact, which can make them seem rude, uninterested, or inattentive. Without meaningful gestures or the language to communicate, many children with autism become frustrated in their attempts to make their feelings and needs known. They may act out their frustrations through vocal outbursts or other inappropriate behaviors.

What causes autism

According to Autistica Science In The Services of Autism (base in the UK)
  • No one knows exactly why but the brain develops differently in people with autism.
  • Finding the causes of autism is one of the most challenging areas of medical science.
  • The absence of a clear understanding about what causes autism makes finding effective therapies very difficult.
  •  It is now widely accepted by scientists that a predisposition to autism is inherited with the underlying genetic cause of up to 40% of autism cases having now been identified.
  • It is not clear why a genetic predisposition affects some family members and not others.
  • Improved detection, identification and diagnosis of autism means that we now estimate that 1 in 100 people has an autism spectrum disorder.
  • There are currently no biological tests to confirm a diagnosis of autism. Identification of the condition is at present based solely on observed behaviours.
  • Research is also taking place to establish the part played, if any, by environmental factors either prenatally or after a child is born.
  •  Autism is no longer attributed, as it once was, to lack of affection in the child's mother.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My Gratitude to All Blog Visitors

Today I received a lot of comments from the blog visitors, also some suggestions for me to treat my son, (with all the ustaz and traditional medication). I really appreciate those comments and those magical words from peoples out there. Thank you for helping me out with all these issues in coping up with my son's behavior and tantrums. May God bless you. Hope this blog will become a TWO way communication between us.

As a said earlier, sharing of experience with focusing on Parent's Health and Education is one of  my major objectives in initiating this Blog. Thus, I hope you'll always keep yourself updates with "Parent's Health and Education" section as I'd already allocate this section for you to improve your health and parenting knowledge.

May all of us get the maximum benefit from our sharing through this medium. You can also get more tips on health and education by becoming a member of my facebook account "Kelab Nutrisi Herbalife Norlaila" and my blog

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Parent's Health

To all caregivers of children with special needs, I understand all of us have our own health problems. I need to share some knowledge with you on how our life constraints (as caregivers) can lead us to an unhealthy lifestyle. Some situations are explained below:-

1. Not enough sleeping time - we use to have less than 6 hours sleeping at night due to our inablility to go to sleep early. As for me, my son use to sleep late, average 3 am everyday, resulting me to have an average of just 3 hours sleeping time since he was 2 years old. How it can contributes to my health problems?

Answer:Lack of sleeping will cause Leptin hormone (satiety hormone) which works as a signal telling that we're already full. Meaning that, the deficiency of Leptin hormone will caused you to eat more, resulting obesity problem.

Lack of sleeping time can also elevates the level of Cortisol Hormone. This is a stress hormone that can bring stress to you. It's not only makes you feel stress, but also it helps in accumulating fats in your body resulting to abdominal obesity. For further information See this

Lack of sleeping can also cause Angina (Chest pain)

Lack of sleeping can also cause Anxiety Disorder

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Please post your your comments!!! It can be your experience, some tips for us to cater with our problems in handling Iman's behavior and may be some other resources of materials that might be useful. Thank you!!

Latest update (till July, 28)

I got these feedbacks from my e mail (Lotus Note UiTM). Hope this can help you.

Dear Norlaila,

I am touched by your  sharing. I am a lecturer with APB UiTM Sarawak with a 21 year old autistic son. I founded the Sarawak Autistic Association which is now known as the Kuching Autistic Association. That was in the 1990's with little awareness of autism among people. He was diagnosed only at the age of 7 in KL.  Together with two other families, my husband and I  started the first autistic class using our own funds to train and pay the teacher before the association was registered.  Now the association is building a permanent centre for the autistic children including educational and vocational training as well as group homes. I have written a book "Into a New World" published by UPENA sharing some of my experiences with my son. Maybe you can try to get a copy. In fact, I have written a novel but I did not publish it as some of the things are personal. If I want to share it, I will need some editing first.


Roselind Wee
salam puan.

saya bersimpati dgn takdir yg menimpa ....semoga Allah SWT memberi ganjaran pahala yg besar berkat ketabahan puan sekeluarga dlm menjalani ke hidupan ini...sekadar utk makluman puan dan lain lain keluarga yg memiliki anak yg senasib ini. pihak Fakulti Sains Kesihatan khususnya jabatan kami memiliki ramai pensyarah berpengalaman (working experience beside teaching experiences )  dalam bidang pediatric rehabilitation. puan boleh meminta khidmat nasihat pemulihan berkaitan dgn nasib anak ini dari kami....insyallah kami sedia membantu...

Halil Rusdi
Jabatan Occupational Therapy
Fakulti Sains Kesihatan
Kampus UiTM
Bandar Puncak Alam
Kuala Selangor.

Salam Sejahtera
Here are the details of the PUsat rawatan Islam Al Hidayah. Plz read & give it a try yar.
Alamat & Nombor Telefon

No. 1, Jalan Bestari Indah, Villa Bestari
Sungai Pusu
53100 Gombak
Kuala Lumpur
019 315 9377
03 6187 3001

Jadual Klinik

Assalamualaikum wbrt.

Kepada pesakit-pesakit dan orang ramai yang kami hormati,

Kami ingin memaklumkan bahawa mulai January 2011, klinik Perubatan Syifa Al-Hidayah akan bertukar operasi dibawah organisasi baru iaitu


Memandangkan permintaan pesakit yang sangat ramai, waktu urusan klinik baru ini akan ditukar mengikut waktu masa bekerja iaitu dari 9 pagi hingga 5 petang dari hari Isnin hingga Khamis. Klinik akan buka pada waktu malam dari jam 9 malam hingga 11.30 malam dari hari Isnin hingga Khamis sahaja.

Jadual rawatan di cawangan-cawangan klinik kami di luar Lembah Klang yang kami lawati sebulan sekali atau dua bulan sekali adalah sama seperti sediakala. Pada masa ini cawangan-cawangan klinik kami ada di bandar-bandar berikut - Melaka, Kuala Terengganu, Pulau Pinang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan, Langkawi dan Singapura.

Dengan perlaksanaan jadual operasi klinik yang baru ini kami perlu menjalankan perkhidmatan perubatan sepenuh masa. Dengan itu kami akan mengenakan bayaran untuk perkhidmatan yang diberi bagi menampung kos pengendalian klinik dan sara hidup keluarga kami, memandangkan kami tiada lagi bekerja sepenuh masa seperti dahulu.

Bayaran perkhidmatan untuk setiap pesakit untuk satu rawatan di klinik Gombak dan di klinik cawangan-cawangan di luar Lembah Klang adalah sebanyak RM50, kecuali kes-kes rasuk bayaran rawatan adalah sebanyak RM80. Sebanyak 20% dari bayaran perkhidmatan ini akan disalurkan kepada Tabung Pembinaan Rumah Anak Yatim Nur Hidayah di Janda Baik.

Kami harap dengan perubahan jadual klinik dan penglibatan kami sepenuh masa di klinik ini dapat meningkatkan perkhidmatan dan juga mempercepatkan lagi jadual temujanji pesakit. Nombor talian talipon klinik baru ialah 03 6186 7368 (waktu pejabat isnin hingga khamis).



Kami ingin memaklumlan mulai 28 January 2011, kami akan sertai rancangan NASI LEMAK KOPI O di TV 9 dalam slot "SYIFA" pada setiap hari Jumaat dari jam 9 pagi hingga 10 pagi.

Slot "SYIFA" dalam rancangan Nasi Lemak Kopi O ini akan dirakam secara live setiap pagi Jumaat. Dalam rancangan ini kami akan membincangkan topic-topic tertentu seperti kemurungan, rasuk, kanser, gangguan saka dan lain-lain lagi.

Kami juga akan memberi rangkaian ayat-ayat AL-Quran sebagai penawar kepada penyakit-penyakit yang dibincangkan pada hari itu. Para penonton boleh menalifon dan bertanya kepada kami soalan-soalan atau sebarang kemushkilan berkenaan topic yang dibincangkan.

Puan Norlaila,

It's an honour for me to read your story.  My respect goes to you for standing tall & STRONG for Iman and your family.  What makes me respond to your email is because my son's name is also Iman. and he is only 11 months and 26 days.

Please never ever give up.  Allah had a grand plan for you and family.
I have watched this Darul Syifa conducted by Ustaz Lokman & Asyraf Muslim on Nasil LEmak & Kopi o.  They did cure a Autisme child by reciting Al Quran verses.  If i m not mistaken, there are certain verses in the Koran where you can recite daily just like taking medicine daily...
Please try yar..

Warmest regard,
Razanawati Haji Nordin

Assalamualaikum Pn. Norlaila,

Terima kasih di atas perkongsian pengalaman puan sekeluarga.
Ianya sebagai eye opener to me as a mother to 3 lil' ones (5yrs girl -2.5yrs girl -1.5yrs boy).
Tears came running down my cheeks as i was reading iman's blog.

Begitu berat ujian yang puan sekeluarga terima,

Begitu tinggi kesabaran yang dituntut,

Begitu besar pengorbanan yang dicurahkan,

Begitu berharga kasih dan sayang yang terpancar,

Begitu mendalam keinsafan yang datang menerpa,

Begitu terkesan pengajaran (tarbiyyah) yang Allah berikan.

Semoga tindak tanduk kita sentiasa mendapat petunjuk dari Allah SWT dan semoga Allah SWT memilih kita termasuk di kalangan "those rightly guided".

Bilamana mendapat ujian berat, kita selalu diilhamkan bahawa segala yang datang adalah dgn izin Allah, Tuhan yang Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang. Tiada sesuatu pun yang lebih pengasih dan lebih penyayang melainkan Dia.

Terimalah kita, ujian anak dan tarbiyyah ini dari Allah dengan penuh redha, syukur dan insaf kerana ada balasan terbaik yang Allah ingin kurniakan kelak.

<nasihat kepada saya juga> Buatlah yang terbaik sehingga bila kita kembali kepadaNya nanti, amanah anak (termasuk anak istimewa) yang diberikanNya, insya Allah telah kita sempurnakan sebaiknya.

Be strong and be patient,
You both are the choosen parents for Tajul Iman,
You are not alone, Allah is always with you.

Ainul Haniza Mohd Rashid
Pensyarah Pengurusan,
Fakulti Pengurusan Perniagaan,
UiTM Perak.

From facebook Autisme Malaysia

Jouyin Teoh -
Dear parents, how to get the most out of your occupational therapy sessions - posted earlier but link didn't show properly so reposted - this article is written by an OT so don't be shy about asking the right questions!
The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: What to Ask of an Occupational
Hi parents, a helpful post on what to ask from your occupational therapy services :)


Monday, 27 June 2011

Iman and his father

A diary by Iman's father - June 28, 2011

Today I sent  Iman to UKM Autism Lab. Started from this month (up to Sept.) MaIA conducted a classroom intervention for five autism children including my son. It is like a classroom setting. Iman really improves a lot since he was sent to MaIA, he started to interact with our family members. Thank’s God.

At 9:15 am Iman and his friends started to go to the class. They were marching to the class by holding a long rope so as to make sure all of them goes straightly to the class. I feel so sad to see his faith as an autistic child. What will happen to him when I was no more in this world. Thus educating these children at younger age is crucial for their future development.

I keep on watching all of them marching to the class. All of them look so excited to get into their classroom heading by their teacher. To all the teachers at MaIA, I really appreciate your contribution in educating our children. May God bless you.

Tip's In Handling Iman's Sensory Problems

The following list tells you about Iman's sensory problems. We've got some solutions towards some of his behaviors, but the rest remains unsolved (thus I need some help if you can suggest something to us regarding his sensory behaviors) :-

1.He couldn't stand the sound of a blender, so we use to ask him to push the start button, it takes so long for him to get use to it. At last it works. My friend told me, autism children do have a very sensitive sensory, that blender might sound so irritating to his ears, thus we should be able to convince them that 'it's ok - there's no threat"

2.He is still playing with his own saliva - this problem remains unsolved

3. He likes to bite on plastic materials, also his clothes resulting them to have some holes all over his t shirts. I also need to change to a new handbag, sometimes once a month. One thing that worries me a lot is his behavior in biting the electrical wires, telephone wires etc. This is so dangerous. That's why I can't sleep early at night as I'm so worry about him - this problem also remains unsolved

Thursday, 23 June 2011


My son, Muhammad Tajul Iman was born on 15th June 2003. He was like a normal boy when he was born until he was up to 2 years. We noticed something not right in him. He's physically normal, but there are a few things that makes us so worry. When he was 2 1/2 year old, we referred him to Hospital Besar Kuala Terengganu as I noticed my son always knocked his head for no reason. Also, I noticed he was not able to speak or communicate with us thoroughly, no eye contact, and temper tantrums. After a series on treatment and follow up, the Doctor at HUKM diagnosed him to have Autism and ADHD (Attention Defisit Hyperactive Disorder) problem. It was in July 2005. That was only 2 months after my Phd registration at UKM Bangi. Now, he is already 8 years, eventhough he's yet to speak, but he seems to have lots of improvement since I sent him to MaIA (UKM Autism Lab) in March 2009. I hope this blog will help you to get a clear picture on what is Autism and help you to cope with your children, students and also with those Autistic person in your neighbourhood.

We need to educate parents, teacher and caregivers, also to help them to cope with their daily lives. It's not an easy way to deal with children with Autism. We're chosen by the God and to have such a good commitment in our lives, education and all the support materials are crucial for us to survive and to help other people in  need. Not just among us, we hope this page will be able to make people out there to understand more about Autism World. So that they will always be there to support us. Thank you.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Video Interview With Parents at MaIA UKM

To all my friends, here I show you our video interview among parents of Autism Children. I'm sorry as this video is yet to be translated to English version. For the time being it is in Malay Language, hope to get you an English version ASAP.

VIDEO - Press to Preview

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Iman's/Parents's Diary - A process to know you Iman

30th June 2011- Mum's Diary

Today we're on our trip to Petrosains KLCC. Today I noticed that we parents should be more attached to our son's education centre. When we spent time together on a trip to KL, it's gives us an opportunity to interact with teachers and other parents also. I do bring Iman's other siblings as I believe it'll help them to release their tension also. To me going for a trip today is like a "Wow moment". I remembered a book form Jamilah Samian "Cool Mum Super Dad" that said parents should have their own precious moments together, so start thinking about a candle light dinner, going to watch movie, bowling, etc etc with my beloved hubby. My daughter thank me so much and ask whether it's possible for us to go to karaoke, I said "YES". She's so happy and I suddenly aware that all this while we've been so stressfull and have limited time for ourselves. My husband and I seems so busy with our Phd since 2005, also we really committed to Iman's treatment and trying to cope with his situation, at the same time, we tend to ignore the rest of the family members. Poor kids. Mummy will never do that again.

Back to Iman, while talking to his teachers today, I got a positive feedback about him in school. He seems to be the most behave student in class. It really surprises me a lot as at home he seems to be the opposite side of him in school. He keeps on pass urine (once in 10 minutes), doing all his bad habits like biting on his clothes, playing with the water at our kitchen sink etc. Something is wrong somewhere. I'm in need to parents education I think. Dr Hasnah gives her positive feedback. There'll be a weekend class for us on parents education. Well I hope so Dr Hasnah. Thanks for your concern!

20 th June

Today is my 40th Birthday. On the way to school, I forced him to eat some bread in the car as he refused to have breakfast this morning. I didn't know that my son will be very angry and threw his temper tantrums again. I cried in the car. After a while I noticed. There's a new lesson for today. "Never force autistic child to do something that they don't want to". So to all my friends out there, please do not do the same mistake. he almost broke my windscreen today (for the 3rd time this year). Thanks to God, it didn't happen today.............. 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Health Tips For All The Parents Out There

Well this is my advice to those parents with autistic children. We got to stay healthy in order to live our life. Thanks to Allah as last year I came to know about Herbalife. I admit that my live was so terrible the first 3 years after my son was diagnosed having 2 in 1 (Autism and ADHD). He's severe Autisme. Iman was diagnosed having Autisme and ADHD in Sept 2005 and I registered my Phd at UKM in July 2005.  Until now I'm yet to complete my study. And I don't know whether there's a "YES" to my hope. My health condition get worse, I was obese, I got asthmatic problem (maybe because too much crying at night) and diabetes.

Back to my health profile. My weight was already 90kg when he was diagnosed. I was also a GDM (Gestational Diabetic Mother) for all my 4 pregnancies. Thus all were Cesarean babies. I started to jap insulin (10 units) since I carried Iman in my womb. I didn't know if this might contributed to his Autistic and Hyperactivity problem. My husband also got High Blood Pressure since 2006 as the whole family can't be in bed early (as the earliest for Iman to sleep was at 3.00 am everyday and this continues until June 2009).

I was growing up to my maximum weight (108 kg on 10th March 2010) and I was ordered to jap insulin (15 units) on 1st April 2010 if my Blood Glucose stays at 15-19. Alhamdulilllah, with Herbalife I managed to get myself free from Insulin Injection as a miracle happen to me. I met a person on 10/3/2010 (only after I got an accident as I cried all the way from the clinic to the University since I was ordered to jap insulin. I can't see a car at the junction as I was really burst in tears that day. Thanks God as nobody was injured that day).

I came to know about a Nutrition Club while I waited for a bank to open. I drink a free sample at the Club (only 1 hour after the accident). That lady who offered me to have a drink that day is my Angle. Her name is Azlinah Ahmad. She made me came to the club for 8 days consecutively (for her to monitor my Diabetic level) but I came to the club 2 weeks consecutively. Thanks to God that on the 1st April the Doctor said that I no need to take insulin. I remembered that day when I cried on the Doctor's shoulder after she said "Laila, if this result stays (for another 2 weeks - Blood Glucose 6.5), you no more have to jap insulin. Just control your diet. Until now my fasting Blood Glucose result stays at 4.5 - 5.5, the most is 6.

My husband's blood pressure also back to normal 4 months after we took Herbalife. The best part is his eyesight became better as he managed to reduce the power of his lense! Thanks to Allah. God still loves me and my husband as he want us to be healthy for our gifted child. Now we enjoy a healthy lifestyle with Herbalife. Only with this product we can increase our plain water intake everyday as the products itself enhance our healthy eating habits. I reduced back to 90kg only after 2 month with Herbalife!! And today (18th June 2011) I'm already 85 kg.

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Iman's diary

15 th June 2011 - Today's Iman's birthday. He's already 8 now. This week he starts a new habit, he pass urine once in 15 minutes. It was almost a year since UKM Autisme LAb (Maia) managed to toilet trained my son. Unfortunately, this week we'd to put on the diapers again. I can't cope with his behavior. Live is becoming so stressful again as once I put on his diapers, he starts tearing the diapers, he's happy to see the cotton out from the diapers. It's a mess. It's all over the place now, in my house. The maid was so upset and I wonder what will happen next, this is the 3rd maid in a year. Indonesian maid used to ran away from our home nowadays, again, how can I cope with all this??  God please help us, to be though all the way through........ 

Friday, 17 June 2011

Autism Spectrum

The autism spectrum, also called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or autism spectrum conditions (ASC), with the adjective autistic sometimes replacing the noun autism, is a spectrum of psychological conditions characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviour.

The terminology of autism can be bewildering. Autism, Asperger syndrome, and PDD-NOS are sometimes called the autistic disorders instead of ASD.Whereas autism itself is often called autistic disorder, childhood autism, or infantile autism. Although the older term pervasive developmental disorder and the newer term autism spectrum disorder largely or entirely overlap,  the former was intended to describe a specific set of diagnostic labels, whereas the latter refers to a postulated spectrum disorder linking various conditions. ASD, in turn, is a subset of the broader autism phenotype (BAP), which describes individuals who may not have ASD but do have autistic-like traits, such as avoiding eye contact. Some autism are severe or moderate or light.

Our first experience dealing with Tajul Iman's behaviour

Tajul Iman at 6 years old
My son was born on 15th June 2003. Everything seems to be normal, our baby was such a cute boy. The main difference between him with other siblings was he stay speechless until the age of 2 years. We notice a few other symptoms : no eye contacts, no social interactions and he always knocked his head, also with temper tantrums.

I registered my Phd (in Food Science & Nutriton at UKM) in July 2005, only then, just 2 months after my registration my son was diagnosed having Autism and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Can you just imagine, how I cope with his condition? I was just not prepared to take this initially.

My life was like a roller coaster. I didn't know what was Autisme before. I prayed to the God, asking Him, "Are You Punishing me now?". Everyday my son throws his tantrums.  I couldn't sleep well every night. Iman used to stay up until 4 am everyday, busy biting things like plastic materials, electrical wires. I didn't dare to sleep while he was busy playing with those electrical items. He was so fond of fan. I shouted at him almost  everytime when he plays with the standing fan. I was afraid that he might hurt his fingers.

He broke down our sliding doors 3 times in 4 months, he broke down our windsreen twice in a month. I was like crazy. I couldn't stand his behavior and tantrums. I cried in agony. My predicament took me to another serious problem when I couldn't concentrate on my PhD. I just managed to defend my proposal during my third semester. I didn't see my supervisor for so long. She was so angry with me. I cried every time I saw her in her office.

I kept on hiring and firing a few maids. There's no use to pay them a sum of money when they couldn't take care of my son. Some of them even abused my son. He couldn't speak or report anything to me. I remembered one day when I saw my Indonesian maid kicked my son's tummy. I fired her on the same day. I  feel like kicking her out of my door.  But I end up crying. The next day she ran away from home. At least she learnt a lesson.

My health get worse. I suffered from diabetes, asthma (maybe too much of crying especailly at night), anxiety disorder and the worse part, I got Gout at the age of  35. I am a type of person who got a tendency to eat more when |I was stress. I grew up to 108 kg in March 2010. Then it was a turning point in my life when the God saved me from Insulin Injection. (Please refer to "Parent's Health and Education" section from this blog). 

Thursday, 16 June 2011

What is Autism

Autism is a neural disorder in the kids which results in an abnormal growth of the kid. The growth of the brain cells is hindered in Autism resulting in poor communication and senses. The symptoms appear during the early age and if not attended well, then can result in a hindered growth of the kid. The symptoms appear by the age of six months and can stick to the child even in his adulthood. The children suffering from Autism cannot communicate well with the kids of their age group neither they are interested in making friends as they become under confident. The behavior of the kid also becomes abnormal and he finds it difficult to react normally to the things happening around him. The thought process is also affected and the kid might not be able to understand things properly.

Autism makes a kid very vulnerable and fearful. It can result in the situations where the kid would not be able to find the appropriate words while speaking. Moreover, the learning ability of the kid also decreases gradually as the disease worsens. The kid would not be able to interpret the things happening around him like sense of light, color, weather and temperature.

Autism can be treated by providing a safe and secure environment for the kid to grow. Regular counseling, treating kid with utmost care are the best ways. Psychologists and therapists help kids to learn in a special way so that they understand all the things around them. Working in a group with kids, group tasks, social skill development can help the kids. Some kids even need help in performing basic tasks like bathing, brushing, dressing up etc. To treat Autism, the parents and the therapists, both are required to show highest level of patience as the only thing which a kid suffering from Autism needs is your time.

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