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Media Advisory: 5th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference

Children with Disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 June 2014 – UNICEF Malaysia and the National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) invite a reporter and photographer/TV crew from your agency to attend and cover:

The 5th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference
Opening Ceremony and Press Conference

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 * 8:30 am – 10:30 am


§ Ms. Wivina Belmonte, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia

§ Dato’ Dr. Amar Singh, President, NECIC

§ Dr. Wong Woan Yiing, Co-Chair & Secretary, NECIC

Dewan Sri Perdana, Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Sultan Azlan Shah, Tanjung Rambutan, Ulu Kinta, Perak

Children with disabilities have the same rights and needs as all children. They have the right to survive and thrive, to be included in the lives of their communities and societies, to live healthy lives and reach their full potential, and to become productive members of their society.

However, children with disabilities have too often been invisible in society. In addition to other approaches, early childhood intervention is vital for the development of children with special needs as early experiences will shape lives and lay the foundation for future years. The early years are also critical for the whole family as this is when the families can best begin to learn how to support and nurture their child, how to meet their child's needs, and how to adapt positively to having a child with a disability or a developmental delay.

This bi-annual national early childhood intervention conferences is aimed at linking professionals from health, education, social welfare with parents, policy makers, and civil society. It is also a unique opportunity for policy makers to engage parents and professionals in interactive dialogues.


For more information, please contact:

Sasha Surandran
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
+6019 658 5160,








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