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.

3 week Literacy Camp in Chinese
BOLD is organizing a 3 week Literacy Camp in Chines e from 28 November to 16 December 2016 for such children aged 6-8. The Camp is available at Pusat BOLD-PSDC (Minden Heights) . Teaching is by a group of team members who are well-trained and committed. Each child will receive individualized attention.

Parents of children with reading difficulties can register their child for a reading assessment now to determine whether the child will benefit from the program. For details call 6598611 / 010-4675133 Tues - Fri 11.30am-2.30pm or email to

Kem Membaca 2016 (Bahasa Malaysia)

The 6th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference  "Embrace Diversity Empower Families"

Great news!  The 6th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference, theme "Embrace Diversity Empower Families" is now open for registration.  

The 6th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference will be held from 24 to 26 November 2016 at Pearl International Hotel Kuala Lumpur.  

We kindly remind you not to miss the chance to register and pay the conference fees for an early bird registration rate which ends on 31 August 2016.

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.