at a Glance
The Sultan Idris Shah Foundation for the Disabled [YSIS] a voluntary
organization was established in 1982, in a makeshift plank building,
on an abandoned housing construction site office, with bare amenities
and just four people with disabilities. In 1992, the foundation moved
to an eight-acre piece of land donated by the state government and under
the royal patronage of the late Sulatan of Perak, Almarhum Sultan Idris
The mission of YSIS is to improve the socio-economic well-being and
quality of life for the people and children with physical disabilities
regardless of colour, race, religion or age and free of any costs. The
early years of YSIS was devoted to establishing a sound rehabilitation
Initially due to lack of technical expertise, YSIS focused their programmes
on providing people and children with disabilities with financial grants
for equipment and artificial aids. Tan Sri Dato Seri Jeyaratnam, the
Chairman and founder member of the YSIS together with his Board of Trustees
did recognize that an organization such as Yayasan would require funding
to ensure effective operations. Together they worked extremenly hard
to raise funds and establish a state of the art rehabilitation centre
at Bercham names Pusat Pemulihan Sultan Azlan Shah.
initial office dated back in the 1982
1985, two Australian Occupational Therapists were recruited through
Australian Volunteers Abroad (AVA) Scheme. They initiated therapy programmes
that YSIS is now famous for. Over the years, YSIS increased its professional
team while maintaining its commitment to providing effective rehabilitative
therapy for people and children with disabilities.
YSIS core service is centers on physical disabilities and provides physiotherapy,
occupational therapy and speech therapy with two support groups of the
Spinal Wheelers Club and Special Bikers Club. It is best known for its
rehabilitation services that brings about rehabilitation within the
community, the family and the environment which includes treatment programmes,
personal counseling & practical advice, education programmes & employement
opportunities and advice in appropriate ais and equipment.
Today, it has also establishes a Skills Training Centre which train
straff & caregivers of various similar organization with the right grassroot
skills and techniques for rehabilitative care.
YSIS welcomes any child or person with disability to share our services.