Self-Advocacy Society of Persons with Learning Disabilities Selangor & Kuala Lumpur


"Given the Right and Opportunity, persons with Learning Disabilities can be empowered & enabled to contribute in an inclusive society"


Programs
Self –Advocacy Skills Training
Learning self-advocacy is important for a Persons with Learning Disabilities:
- Gain more self confidence
- Self-Determination
- Learn to speak up
- Learn to be responsible and take better conrol of their life
- Able to integrate into the community

United Voice conducts self-advocacy skills trainings for members and other self-advocacy groups and Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti(PDKs) in Malaysia.

Self-Advocacy Awareness for Parents
United Voice conducts self-advocacy awareness workshop for parents to understand the importance of self-advocacy in the lives of a person with learning disabilities. It is hoped that parents would understand their roles in supporting persons with learning disabilities to lead a meaningful life in their adulthood. It gives the avenue for parents to support one another in understanding the needs of their ‘child’ as an adult with their own rights and responsibility.

Re-Energised! Social Thinking Transition Training
Members will learn how to understand themselves, understand perspective of others and relate to others. Training will be conducted through experiential learning and group learning. The training is conducted twice a week for 3-6 months (maximum of 12 month) in view for employment with job coach support. A 6-month review would be conducted to chart the next cause of recommendation for employment or otherwise specified.

Employment Support
United Voice source Employment for Persons with Learning Disabilities. We contact companies to find employment opportunities for those who are unemployed. Under this program United Voice will provide Vocational Training and Job Coach Support to members who are ready to work in the open employment.

Job Coach provides job matching and support for members in finding sustainable employment by:
- Consulting with employers
- Finding suitable employment
- Support during employment

During employment, United Voice encourages members to keep their membership and be active in our pre-planned activities, i.e. monthly social meetings and yearly outings. Keeping friendship is equally important for our members who are in the open employment.

Counselling Service
Services offered by United Voice includes:

Career Assessment
– Is offered to assist individual with career concern to help individuals to assess his/her interest, skills, personality, traits and values. Discover career option that matches each individual’s character. Psychological Assessment – To assess the level of stress, anxiety and depression of individuals Individual Counselling Session – Confidential short or long term therapy is available to all UV members at a minimum charge. Individual counselling can help one deal with many personal issues in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship challenges.

* Counselling services are by appointments only.

Special Olympics
SPECIAL OLYMPICS (SO) is a non-profit international program of sports training and athletic competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics International is the world’s largest amateur sports with more than one million athletes in over 150 countries.

SO Mission is to provide year- round sports training and athletes competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with learning disabilities (LD) giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship, other SO athletes and the community.

United Voice is a member of Special Olympics Selangor (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sosgor/)
We highly recommend our members to take part in SO activities. Sports activities that UV members can join:
  • Bocce
  • Bowling
  • Track & Field

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      All cash donations to United Voice are tax exempt
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    Address: 603, Jln 17/12, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
    Tel: 603-79540701 Email: unitedvoiceinfo@gmail.com