Malaysian families sell goods made by their children with autism

By encouraging her son to bake and sell his cookies, Haslinda hopes her special child can earn some money and eventually become self sufficient. Photos: Izham Izhairy Zaini

Animation student Saiful Zafran Fauzi, 21, has been busy fulfilling orders for his Florentine biscuits and chocolate chip cookies. In the last two weeks, he has baked over 50 tubs of his signature treats to meet the demand for Hari Raya hampers.

Saiful is a youth on the autism spectrum. His mother Haslinda Abdul Rahman, 50, is extremely proud of her son’s ability to earn some pocket money selling his homemade cookies.

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