Founders & Milestones of Qamara Centre

Qamara Therapy and Special Education Sdn. Bhd. is the brainchild of Sufaini Bidin and her husband, Army Rosdi Abdul Razak. Unable to find a suitable program for their daughter in 2012, they decided to open a new early intervention program centre, not just for their daughter, but for other autism and special needs children. They believe that with a proper early intervention program, these children will be able to fully integrate into the community as their potentials are unleashed. Therefore, Qamara Centre was established in 2012 as Qamara’s Sensory Therapy and Intervention Centre.

Qamara’s Early Intervention Program (QEIP) is specialized for two (2) to six (6) years old. Occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy and social communication training are the key components of this program. The therapists will address the functional needs and treat each child for adaptive development, adaptive behaviour, play skills, sensory processing, motor and social skills development.

Qamara Centre aims to fill the gap in the industry as a therapy centre that provides Sensory Integration Therapy which is previously not widely known in Malaysia. Sensory Integration Therapy is designed for children with sensory processing issues to normalize sensory inputs to make body function effectively integrate with the environment. The sensory processing issues are common for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome and other learning disabilities.

Apart from QEIP, Qamara Centre also provides Qamara’s Advanced Learning Program (QALP) for seven (7) to twelve (12) years old who facing difficulties to adapt and learn in a standard school. This program has two main objectives. The first objective is to promote self-determination and foster independence in autism and special needs children. The second objective is to support them to master the 3Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic). In this program, each child will get exposure to pre-vocational skills. It is a preparation for the transition process from childhood to adolescent.

As of 2019, there are six (6) branches in Lembah Klang. In the year 2020, to be better services and facilities, Qamara Centre had set up the seventh (7th) branch, Qamara’s Skills and Development Centre. Qamara’s Skills Development Program (QSDP) designed for 13 to 18 years old. QSDP aims to help autism and special needs person to be able to play roles in families, community and society. The main courses consist of pre-vocational, basic living skills and social communication skills. The founder believes that mastering all these skills, autism and special needs person will have a better opportunity to get employment and able to manage self-care with minimal assistance.

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Qamara Centre strives to provide the best services for autism and special needs children and persons. We will guide each family on ways to incorporate learning opportunities into their everyday routines as we believe that every moment can be a learning process. At Qamara Centre, parents can find the proper support and resources to enhance their children learning and development.

Mission

To empower children with autism and special needs to achieve independence and reach their full potential.

Vision

To be recognized as a special educational and therapy centre of excellence for autism and special needs children.