T.Jacket Travelogue: Ipoh, Malaysia
Location: National Early Childhood Intervention Conference
When: June 2014
It was great speaking with everyone who came down during the conference - thanks for dropping by and trying T.Jacket! We hope it will be able to help in some way, and we're really encouraged by the comments we received!
We had a really fruitful time sharing T.Jacket at the National Early Childhood Intervention Conference and even managed to accomplish some shopping!
We bought several items (keychain, soap, coin pouch and a t-shirt) from Asia Community Services (ACS). ACS manages the Stepping Stone Centre, a work place for individuals with intellectual disabilities which provides a platform for them to explore and develop their talents in hand-crafts. Collectively, these items are called Special HandS items, and they even have a catalogue.
We also added to our library shelf with a book written by parents chronicling the family's journey with a daughter who was born deaf. After an operation at a very young age, she now she can hear with the help of a hearing aid. We got the autograph of the little girl (now 8) who bought the book.
Well, that wraps up our time in Ipoh! We'll be heading to the Annual Autism Society National Conference in Indianapolis next from 23-26 July, so if you'll be there too, do pop by! Looking forward to seeing you! :)