Playing Golf To Help Autistic Kids
By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
Pix Ikhwan Hashim
BANGI, 20 September 2015 – More than 65 members of the Danau Golf Club and guests took part in the 2015 UKM Autism Charity Golf competition organised by the Faculty of Education and UKM Recreation Club.
Dubbed the ‘Chip For Autism’, each player paid RM300 to take part in the charity event to raise funds for the Autism Learning Laboratory.
Tee Off was of the Shotgun Start with the System 36 Stableford mode of play.
The top prize was a Proton Iriz for any golfer who manages to score a hole-in-one.
However, the winners recieved television sets and other electric appliances.
The prizes were given away by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (research and Innovation) Prof Dato’ Dr Mazlin Bin Mokhtar.
The Autism Learning Lab was established in 2009 at UKM to conduct research on the best methods of educating children with Autism.
In addition to research-based teaching and learning related to Autism, the lab also provides teacher-training and programme support to parents and families, and provide education service for children with Autism.
Autism occurs when a child has trouble communicating and understanding what people think and feel. This makes it very difficult for autistic children to respond to gestures, facial expressions, touch and even language.