Aizat Izzuddin is an art enthusiast as well as a poetry performer, a storyteller, a voice actor, an illustrator and an orator. He, along with his classmate, narrated three short stories and recited three poems at the art festival “2020 Tiny Lit Fest”, hosted virtually by an association in Brunei.The two students became the first Malaysians to take part in the art festival as performers. In early 2021, Aizat represented Malaysia to compete at the Asian English Olympics organized by an Indonesian university where he participated in the storytelling category, together with two of his classmates. He was one of the first individuals with disabilities to take part in the event as contestants. His accomplishments in literary, performing and visuals arts have catalyzed the active participation of special needs learners in various arts events in his community. More students have been inspired to participate in the art festivals being held locally, nationally and internationally.

Congratulations to Muhammad Aizat Izzuddin Bin Azme as the recipient of the 2021 May World Changer Award!

Aizat’s short story presentations and poetry along with his classmates can be accessed via this link:


A year ago today, my family and I made the difficult decision to leave our host country of Thailand to return to our home country. Our son, who is profoundly affected by autism and intellectual developmental delay (IDD) was not coping well with lockdown. It made sense to remove him from that stressful environment and into one where he felt most at peace. We thought it would “just be for the summer,” but it turned out that COVID had other plans and we were unable to get back. We are now in the US and call ourselves “COVID refugees.”

We are all sensory beings. In this month’s roundtable, Matt Barker, Erin Madonna, Lori Boll, and special guest Kira Luanganggoon discuss all things Sensory.

We are very pleased to share our brand new social media networks.

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Our April 17 virtual event was attended by over 60 people, and received rave reviews. Thanks for the positive support and feedback! We hope to host another similar event soon.
As promised, these are the recorded interviews with all of our guests. Materials promised will be emailed to participants, and watch our Facebook page for articles recommended. 

Alicia Chodkiewicz: Creating a Student Snapshot from the Psycho-educational Evaluation

Vera den Otter & Susannah McGlamery: Building resiliency and social emotional competencies in the classroom (focus on the upper school age student)

Kerry Mees: Supporting Students with Language Difficulties in the Primary Years

Nele Geuns: Sensory Integration Strategies in the classroom

Petal Jaffrey: Building resiliency and social emotional competencies in the classroom (focus on the young child and families)

Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez is the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting.

Caroline is a passionate advocate for students with disabilities, and their families. She has been educating children since 1995 and is currently an Assistant Principal and Students with Disabilities Coordinator, with a Masters of Education (Leadership & Management) and a Bachelor of Children & Families (0-14yrs). Caroline has two teenage boys with learning disabilities, which, for Caroline, reinforced the importance of advocating for our young people with disabilities, so they can have the same opportunities as their peers.