The art gallery at BTMC is a unique initiative to support NASOM.


BUKIT Tinggi Medical Centre (BTMC) has taken a step to support autism awareness by launching the "Art of Giving" initiative and establishing an art gallery to showcase the unique talents of children with autism while raising funds for The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).

Over the past decade, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Malaysia has steadily increased. In 2021, 589 children aged 18 and below were diagnosed with ASD, which is a five per cent increase from the 562 diagnosed in 2020.

The art gallery at BTMC is a unique initiative to support NASOM, featuring 42 pieces of art created by individuals with autism aged 17 to 29 years old. To date, 10 paintings have been sold, with a total collection of RM5,990.

The public can purchase these paintings at the gallery, and the funds raised will be channeled towards the development of children with autism under NASOM's care.

NASOM chairman Julian Wong says the partnership between Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre and Nasom is an example of how two organisations can collaborate towards the common goal of providing care and support for individuals with autism.

"Let us champion and celebrate the exceptional talents of these individuals, as we empower and uplift them with unwavering commitment."

At the launch ceremony, three top artists were presented with mock cheques in recognition of their talents and dedication towards art, namely Husna Qisdeena Mohd Hatta, Amira Daniea Saiful Amri and Pua Zhe Xuan. The art pieces created by these talented individuals will be available for purchase at BTMC

Source: NST