LQ: Lions Improve the Lives of Children with Autism
One of the exciting aspects of being a member of a Lions club is that you can help your club decide how to improve your community. In Penang, Malaysia, the Lions REACh Center provides vital resources for children with autism and their families.
When our video crew filmed this segment of LQ, Lions offered more than 25 programs and services. Since 1987, the instructors have partnered with the families of the children to advance the students’ motor, language and language development. More than 60 percent of the children attend mainstream schools, a testament to the Lions’ commitment to encourage social, life and community-living skills.
According to Lion Engchye Lim, the center is successful because of the community atmosphere Lions built. “What we are trying to do here is to get more people involved, especially the parents, not only to help their child, but to help other people’s children,” he said.