The Autism Café Project, was founded in Aug 2016 by Mohd Adli Yahya, a father of an autistic child. Just like many other parent, Adli was uncertain of his son's future and realise there is a need to train him to be independent and earn an income. He then left his corporate job as an executive director of Standard Chartered Foundation and started ACP.
Adli’s vision for the Autism Café Project is to provide a safe space for individuals with autism to undergo training and work in. The café runs by Autistic youth, welcomes anyone who wants a better understanding of Autism. Located at iM4U Sentral in Taman Perindustrian Puchong, they serves local delicacies such as nasi lemak, noodle and roti jala as well as cookies and cakes. On weekends, ACP operates in biJÖEx Restaurants at Glo Damansara.
With Adli's knowledge about Autism, thoughtful planning and continuous mentoring, his Autistic employees are able to learn and practice some productive skills. Some of the basic skills includes how to interact with customers, assist to prepare meals, serving food and washing dishes. These skills will eventually open up employment opportunities for the Autistic youth.
Although sponsorship and donation is welcome, Adli’s goal is to make this social enterprise as self-sustainable as possible in the long run. Aligning with its main goal, Autism Café Project provides catering services. There are also merchandises like t-shirts and handicraft sold to help further generate a revenue for the cafe. Do follow their Facebook page and Instagram for more updates.
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AUTISM CAFE PROJECT
Address : Ground floor, iM4U Sentral, Jalan TTP1/7, Taman Perindustrian Puchong, Selangor
TEL: 03-8064 4488