The Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation

Non-Government Organization

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About The Organisation

The Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation (KDSF) focus on the education of children with Down Syndrome from 2 months - 6 years of age.

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that happens when a child is born with an extra chromosome. The extra chromosome affects the way the child's brain and body develop, leading to developmental delays, intellectual disability and an increased risk for certain medical issues. Early intervention Programme which is a systematic programme of therapy, exercises and activities designed to address developmental delays is highly recommended for children with Down Syndrome.

There are five (5) KDSF Centres in Malaysia. All centres provide the Early Intervention Programme (EIP), a special educational curriculum which emphasizes the following areas: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech & language development, social development, perceptual-cognitive skills, pre-academic skills and independence skills.

The Centres are run like kindergartens with the usual kindergarten activities such as biennial Sports/Concerts,annual Graduation, social and educational visits. Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy services are alsoprovided as part of its educational services.

KDSF accepts children with Down Syndrome regardless of race, religion and economic background. Our mainconcern is providing children with Down Syndrome the critical early years foundation and preparing our studentsto be ready to attend the special classes in the Malaysian Government schools. Our EIP is classified into three (3) main categories to cater for each individual child’s developmental needs and strengths. They are:

1. Infant Stimulation Programme (ISP)

Students in ISP are from 2 months – 24 months. ISP is a therapy-based programme solely handled by qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. The session is conducted on a weekly basis for 45 minutes to one hour.

2. Toddler Programme

The Toddler Programme is catered to children 2 years to 3 years old. Children attend a 2.5-hour class, 3 times a week, facilitated by Special Education Teachers and Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists on activities that are based on thematic approach and according to each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

3. Special Education Programme (SEP)

The SEP caters to children aged 4-6 years old with 3-hourly classes 4 times a week. The programme conducted very similar to a kindergarten programme focuses on preparing the students to be ready to attend the Special Education classes in the typical Government schools.
Besides educating children with Down Syndrome, KDSF Centres organize a lot of activities with the aim to create awareness and to help educate the public on Down Syndrome. As a Non Profit Organization KDSF relies solely on donations and fund raising efforts to maintain its operations. Your contribution will help our organization to continue with our cause for children with Down Syndrome.

Note: Tax exemption receipt will be issued for donation of RM100 and above.
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