own wealth experiences and treatment was further expanded and complimented
with the attachment of more occupational therapists and social workers
from Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, Japan and India who worked
with the foundation local professional staff and therapy assistants.
In addition to our own staff we have many physicians on a voluntary
basis, especially the orthopedic physicians from the government hospitals
extending the support and the passing on of identifying and assessing
the associated problems and treatment of the disabilities. On a regular
basis these physicians take time off their busy schedules to have an
open day medical advice and assessment at the foundation, and assist
our staff in every way possible.
The renowned involvement of rehabilitation services ad activities at
the foundation and its strength of the multidisciplinary approach, soon
introduced the posting to the foundation, nursing students from the
various colleges of nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy
students from their respective schools locates in Hospital Kuala Lumpur
having established such postings as part of their curriculum. Attachments
and research studies also included those from overseas, such as Mr.
Kenji Kuno from JICA Japan, Ms. Sunita from Switzerland, Ms. Cecilia
Santiago from Scotland, Ms. Gurdrum Pantel and Lore Schilberg from Germany
success of YSIS mission is its multidisciplinary approach whereby persons
and children with disabilities are treated as a whole including their
psychological and social well-being in the process of maximizing his
full potential in functional living. In addition to the above, five
fundamental services at the centre, the foundation also provides:
Assistance - Advice Medical doctors specializing in rehabilitation
services from government hospitals attend to people with disabilities
at the Main Centre - Bercham and also make home visits for severe cases
with the CBR officers. They also advice on the appropriate surgeries
required and the relevant prosthesis aides and equipment for people
and children with disabilities.
Consultative Services - YSIS staffs are available to assist
other organizations and the people with disabilities in areas such as
assessment, planning programmes for individual clients, designing appropriate
low cost equipment, procuring funds and sharing information. Advice
and assistance is also given in areas relating to SOCSO, EPF, Road Transport
and Social Welfare eligibility.
Resources and Information Services - Our resource centre caters
for various books, journal articles, pamphlets and notes on disability.
With these, we have a small collection of conference papers and journals
for reference and also video tapes and cassette tapes on disability.
Professional Development - We offer training to our own staff
of other organization so that quality services is available to people
and children with disabilities. This includes leadership training and
other skills training.