These young Malaysians with autism have jobs, thanks to their parents' love


Chia does basic tasks like packing sauces for fast-food chains at the centre. He also paints and makes bracelets and other decorative items. Photos: Katherine Ho

Jonathan Chia, 26, loves making handcrafted bracelets, necklaces and decorative items. He also enjoys painting in watercolour and acrylic, focusing on abstract and impressionist art. It is a skill he learnt during art classes when he was in primary school.

“I enjoy painting because I can explore my creativity,” he says.

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