Latar Belakang PDK Selayang

PDK Selayang (Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Selayang) telah ditubuhkan pada 1hb Sept 1991, oleh sekumpulan ibubapa kepada kanak-kanak kurang upaya (pada masa tersebut dipanggil sebagai kanak-kanak istimewa) yang anak-anak mereka telah dikeluarkan dari pembelajaran wajib di sekolah-sekolah aliran perdana di Selayang, dengan alasan mereka (OKU tersebut) "tidak boleh belajar". Alasan sebenar Guru Besar sekolah-sekolah tersebut ialah mereka takut graf pencapaian sekolah akan menurun.

Bermula dengan 15 orang kanak-kanak kurang upaya kelas diadakan sekali seminggu pada setiap hari Sabtu dari jam 8:30 pagi hingga 1:00 tengahari, dengan dilatih oleh seorang Petugas PDK (panggilan Cikgu PDK pada masa tersebut) iaitu Puan Noraini Othman.

Hari ini PDK Selayang telah berkembang pesat dengan jumlah pelatih OKU PDK seramai 102 orang melalui beberapa program iaitu Kelas Harian EIP, Kelas Harian LPV, Kelas Harian Pemulihan Perubatan (Pemulihan Anggota, Pemulihan Pertuturan dan Pemulihan Carakerja), Lawatan ke Rumah dan Program Rumah Kelompok (lelaki).

Kumpulan Sasar Utama: OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya)

Kumpulan Sasar Tambahan: Anak-Anak Yatim, Kanak-Kanak Kurang Bernasib Baik, Ibu Tunggal/Ibu Tinggal, Warga Emas dan Keluarga Miskin (dari lingkungan kumpulan sasar utama)

Kelas Harian EIP: 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 8:30am-12:30pm.

Kelas Harian LPV (Latihan Pemulihan Vokasional): 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 9:00am- 5:00pm.

Kelas harian Pemulihan Perubatan pula dijalankan seperti berikut:

Pemulihan Anggota: 5 hari/minggu; 8:30-11:30am; untuk OKU dari keluarga miskin dan berpendapatan rendah. Sabtu & Ahad pula dikhaskan kepada OKU yang keluarganya mampu bayar penuh kos pakar (OKU dari keluarga kaya).

Pemulihan Pertuturan: 3 hari/minggu 8:30am- 12:00pm; untuk OKU dari keluarga berpendapan rendah dan miskin dan hari 2 hari dalam seminggu dikhaskan untuk OKU dari keluarga kaya yang mampu membayar kos pakar.

Pemulihan Carakerja: 4 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat kecuali Khamis; 8:30-11:30am; untuk pelatih kanak-kanak; 2:30-4:00pm untuk pelatih remaja PDK.

Program Lawatan ke Rumah: 2 kali/minggu; Selasa (2:00-4:00 petang) dan Sabtu (9:30am-12:30pm).

Program Rumah Kelompok (Lelaki): menempatkan seramai 4 OKU yang telah bekerja.

PDK Selayang yang ditadbir-urus oleh satu Jawatankuasa yang dilantik oleh ibubapa/penjaga OKU.

PDK Selayang dipengerusikan oleh Y. Bhg. Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr Haji Azhari Md Salleh, dengan kekuatan Jawatankuasa seramai 13 orang.

Seramai 15 kakitangan berkhidmat di PDK Selayang yang diketuai oleh Penyelia PDK iaitu Puan Noraini Othman, 8 orang Petugas PDK, 3 orang Pakar Pemulihan Perubatan, 1 orang Pemandu dan 3 orang Pembantu. 3 orang kakitangan PDK Selayang adalah dari kalangan OKU.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Obama backs climb to highlight disease

US President Barack Obama met Dusty Brandom, 18,  at the White House in Washington, D.C., recently. Obama jokingly said that he would love to join the expedition to climb Mount Kinabalu.  — Picture courtesy of Catherine Jayasuriya
US President Barack Obama met Dusty Brandom, 18,
at the White House in Washington, D.C., recently.
 Obama jokingly said that he would love to join the
expedition to climb Mount Kinabalu.
— Picture courtesy of Catherine Jayasuriya

Read more: Obama backs climb to highlight disease http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/13duch/Article#ixzz1UfOkDQk4
KOTA KINABALU: An expedition to climb Mount Kinabalu to raise awareness about Duchenne muscular dystrophy received the support of United States President Barack Obama.

Throughout life’s ups and downs, the mountain remained the same, and so did a certain part of me. It reminded me that despite the changes that life brings, there are  things that  stay the same.
Catherine Jayasuriya, a Sabahan based in California, 
will lead the expedition on Sept 9.

She said Obama came to know about the climb when she and her Duchenne-afflicted son, Dusty Brandom, 18, met him at the White House recently.

The meeting with Obama was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organisation that grants wishes for terminally-ill children in the US.
Catherine, a singer, songwriter, author and photojournalist, said the expedition came up in their conversation when Obama asked them what they had planned for the summer.

"My son told the president about our Mount Kinabalu expedition to raise awareness about Duchenne and he (Obama) jokingly said he would love to come and that he wanted to hear all about it," she told the New Straits Times.

She said Obama spoke of his passion for travelling to exotic places and showed a keen interest in her heritage as he browsed through a book on Borneo, which she had presented to him along with a sompoton, a traditional musical instrument from Sabah.

She said as he flipped through the book, he stopped when he saw an image of Mount Kinabalu.

"The president was pleased to know about the expedition and wished me the best."

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the most common devastating genetic childhood diseases and affects one in 3,500 boys worldwide.

Boys and young men with Du-chenne face progressive muscle wasting that robs them of their ability to walk, breathe, eat and speak and eventually takes their lives, often before they reach the age of 20.

Catherine said the disease did not affect the mind of the afflicted, citing Albert Wong Kit Ming of Kuala Lumpur, who graduated with a law degree last year.

"I know that on Sept 9, as I climb Mount Kinabalu for my son and for all those with Duchenne, I will reflect on my meeting with the president, and on some of the inspiring words from his speeches."

She is here to make preparations for the expedition.

About 15 people, including five employees of Aston Martin in Singapore and a woman athlete from Sabah, will join the expedition.

Catherine, the daughter of Malaysia's former high commissioner to Canada, Tan Sri Thomas Jayasuriya, said she chose Mount Kinabalu for the expedition because it spoke to her of strength and endurance.

"Like an anchor, the mountain reminded me of where I was from and kept drawing me back, guiding me through some difficult years while I was away from home.

"Throughout life's ups and downs, the mountain remained the same, and so did a certain part of me. It reminded me that despite the changes that life brings, there are things that stay the same."

Brandom will flag off the participants. at Timpohon Gate.

"My son will watch from his wheelchair, as we climb Mount Kinabalu in honour of him and all boys and young men who suffer from Duchenne."


Read more: Obama backs climb to highlight disease http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/13duch/Article#ixzz1UfNxwLbn

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