LONDON: Permata Kurnia – to be opened in 2015 in Sentul – will help educate and train about 100 children with mild autism.
The working committee for the Permata Kurnia programme is looking into getting the best technique for its learning and education programme for autistic children.
“It has to be the best method and approach taken and we have to get it right (from the onset),” said Permata Negara patron Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor after visiting the Tree House School in Muswell Hill in London, which is a special school for children aged three to 19 diagnosed with autism.
“I am definitely impressed with what I have seen at the Tree House. We are still in the midst of finding out what is the best technique.
“It can either be an American or British method, or even a combination of both,” she said.
Rosmah had in 2010 visited the Ivymount School in the United States where music is used to help children understand their lessons better.
The Permata Kurnia centre, which is a new programme under Permata Negara, will help teach autistic children and address the problems faced by them.