Standing 'pie' young Malaysians with autism by giving them jobs and training


"I think this is my calling and I have so much satisfaction in helping people with special needs," says Sarjit. Photos: The Star/Yap Chee Hong

Sarjit Singh’s eldest son is dyslexic, and the father of four understands the challenges of raising a child with a learning disorder. Over the years, Sarjit and his wife Oretha Herrera, 47, have taken numerous courses to equip them with the necessary skills to bring up a child with special needs.

Two years ago, Sarjit received an offer he couldn’t refuse: a job managing Persatuan Stand (PS), a Kuala Lumpur-based social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities to young adults with autism.

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