BOLD Association For Children With Special Needs, Penang

Welcome to BOLD Association For Children With Special Needs, Penang webpage.

BOLD is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to serving Children with Special Needs.

BOLD believes that Children with Special Needs have the right to:-
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Centered Services
  • Inclusion in Mainstream Education
  • Lead a full life in the community

BOLD seeks to work closely with parents, teachers, other agencies and organizations, as well as the government, towards these objectives.

Every child should have the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential.

Children with Special Needs require more support so they can be empowered to lead a full life in the community.

CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS: Management of Children with Special Needs on 31st Oct 2015

Date: October 31st 2015 (Saturday)   
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm (registration begins at 1:30pm)
Venue: Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang, Jalan Utama, 10450 Penang
Cost: RM 100.00 per person (20% discount for group of 5 and above)
       RM 60.00 (subsidized rate for staff & parents of welfare-based NGOs)
Target: Parents, Kindergarten Teachers and Educators

Talk Content:
* What is challenging behaviour?
* Underlying reason and function of the behaviour
* Rationale of behaviour modification
* Understanding and analyzing behaviour
* Ways to intervene
* Case studies
* Effective psychological tips in behavioural management

Speaker: Ms Yunice Ong
Ms Yunice is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist attached to Island Hospital and Hospital Pulau Pinang. She obtained her BSc, Post Grad Diploma in Health Science and Masters in Clinical Psychology from UKM. Her work is extensively focussed on learning and neuro-developmental, behaviour and emotional disorders in children and adolescents. Yunice is also an industrial advisor and curriculum planner for psychology courses in private and public universities. 

This talk is organised by BOLD Penang and Asia Community Service. Please confirm your attendance by filling up the Registration Form 

Please make cheque payable to Bold Association for Children with Special Needs, Penang. Or direct bank into CIMB account no. 8003946993 (Please send your transaction slip to

Closing date : Oct 23rd 2015  (or when places are filled)

Thank You, Epson Malaysia!

The gift of an Epson LCD Projector from Epson Malaysia in May 2015 arrived just in time for us to use in our Worshop on Early Mathematics on 30 May. Thank you Epson Malaysia for a very useful gift. 

3 Year Grant from Kuok Foundation 

BOLD is very happy to announce that we have obtained a 3 year grant from Kuok Foundation, starting in 2015, to grow our Focus on Literacy project through training programs and support for pre-school teachers. Best Practice Teaching Methods for Early Literacy will help pre-school children acquire early reading skills, thereby reducing the number who have reading difficulties. 

PSDC Annual Grant

    Grateful thanks to the PSDC Management Council. They have been the core funder for Pusat BOLD-PSDC since 2004! And, they have decided to continue to support Pusat BOLD-PSDC for another 5 years. Photo shows Mr Muhamed Ali bin Hajah Mydin, CEO of PSDC, handing the cheque for 2015 to Dato' Dr. Sharom Ahmat, President of BOLD. Witnessing the happy occasion are Ms Lim Wei Chen, COO of PSDC and Dr. Tan Liok Ee, Hon. Executive Director of BOLD.

8th Annual General Meeting

    BOLD’s 8th AGM was held on 14 March 2015.  Dr. Tan Liok Ee presented the Annual Report for 2014 as Honorary Executive Director, Ms Yep Beng Hong presented the Accounts for 2014 as Treasurer and Dato' Dr. Sharom Ahmat reported on the work of the Fundraising Committee as its Chairman. BOLD's 6 intervention programs, including 4 shared with partner Asia Community Services, reached more than 400 children in 2014. 

Thank you!

 BOLD is able to continue its work for Children with Special Needs from year to year because of the support of many people and organizations. We appreciate every single donation, whatever the amount, as a gift from the heart.  We wish to thank, in particular, the following for their generous support in 2014:- 
  • Penang State Government's continuing funding support  through MMK Pendidikan and Penang Education Council 
  • Penang Skills Development Centre 
  •  Heng Lee & Company Sdn Bhd.
  • Lim Lean Teng Foundation 
  • Inticraft Sdn Bhd
  • NLC General Pest Control Sdn Bhd
  • Marvelgold Development Sdn Bhd
  • Suan Huat Auto Corporation Sdn Bhd
  • Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn Bhd
 In 2014 well known local artist Mr. Tan Kuan Aw held a one man show in aid of BOLD. So did Mr. Kirtanraw Subramaniam, a promising young artist with ASD. We thank both artists for their support. 

Thank You to Mr. Lee Shok Mee, our internal auditor, and Ooi & Associates who have been our External Auditor on a pro bono basis since 2009.

Last but not least, a very big Thank You to all our dedicated staff, team members and volunteers. It is through your dedication, enthusiasm and energy, that we could reach as many as 400 children and their families in 2014.