[News] Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh wins SENIA Advocacy Award 2016

2Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh of Malaysia is the SENIA Advocacy Award winner for 2016. The SENIA Advocacy Award celebrates the achievements of a student, adult or group who encourages awareness and advocates for the aspirations of people with disabilities. The award honors those who exemplify the vision mission of SENIA, which is to advocate in behalf of exceptional people in Asia.

Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh is an exceptional man who has dedicated his life to working with persons with disabilities. For the past 25 years, Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh has tirelessly worked with children and parents of various types of disabilities. He is the current president of the National Early Children Intervention Council (NECIC) in Malaysia, the senior consultant, community paediatrician and head of the paediatric department of the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh and the head of the Clinical Research Centre in Perak state.

Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh’s advocacy for special needs spans many fruitful years. He has initiated and developed registered associations for people with disabilities including the National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC), the Association of the Network for the Needs of Children with Disabilities, and Pertubuham Ibu Bapa Kanak Kanak Keperluan Instimewa Sarawak. He has also initiated informal family support groups for various disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh’s committed work has made him a respected expert and consultant for various international organizations. He has participated in dialogues with senior officials from the Ministry of Education in Malaysia and UNICEF.

His life work is truly remarkable and an inspiration to special education practitioners worldwide.

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Congratulations, Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh!
Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh with his lovely wife.

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