GENIUS Kurnia or PERMATA Kurnia is an early intervention centre for children with autism and their families. GENIUS Kurnia provides a high quality early intervention and education to children with autism to prepare them for the mainstream schools. Intervention strategies in GENIUS Kurnia incorporate evidence-based practice and naturalistic teaching with the cooperation between the transdisciplinary groups and active participation of parents.  


GENIUS Kurnia were aims to:

  • Educate children with autism to become independent, contributing members of society.
  • Empower parents to enable them to provide appropriate care giving to nurture their children’s development.
  • Provide training and consultation to teachers and therapists on evidence-based strategies in educating children with autism.
  • Heighten public awareness on autism and the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families.
  • Become the model demonstration centre for future centres throughout the country.


1. Early Intervention

To enhance basic skills of children aged 6 and below and prepare them for the pre school programme. During the sessions, parents are guided by interventionists to to train their children.

  • Early communication skills
  • Toilet training
  • Compliance to instruction
  • Behaviour modification
  • Pre academic skills
Admission Requirements
  • Children aged between 2 to 6.
  • Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Referred by GENIUS Kurnia panel of medical doctors.
Intervention Approaches and Strategies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Behaviour Intervention Plan
  • Social Story
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Visual Support
  • Structured Teaching
  • Parental Training
  • Family Support

2. Pre-school

To prepare children with autism to enter mainstream classes in Year 1. This program operates from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday).

  • To train social and adaptive skills to prepare children for school readiness.
  • To assist children in mastering  the 3Rs (reading, writing & arithmetics)
Admission Requirements
  • Children aged between 4 to 6.
  • Completed the early intervention programme at GENIUS Kurnia
  • Fulfilled the entrance criteria set by GENIUS Kurnia  for the pre school programme.
Domains of Curriculum
  • Communication
  • Social emotionals
  • Academic
  • Physical
  • Daily lifes skills
  • Spiritual

3. Community Education

This programme includes training workshop for parents,allied health professional & medical professional, university students and general publics.

Weekend Workshop

A series of workshops held on weekends to enhance knowledge and skills in managing and educating children with autism.
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Weekend Workshop

Educational Visits

Visitor will be taken on a tour of our facilities to learn about evidence based practices for children with autism and their families.
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Educational Visits

Online Education: iKurnia

The first online course on autism in Malay which provide information and training on the latest, accurate and evidence-based practice to parents, teachers, therapists and the community.
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  1. GENIUS Kurnia: iAutism.my
  2. GENIUS Kurnia: intervensiawal.my


  • 24 Learning rooms
  • 2 Intervention rooms
  • 1 Movement room
  • 3 Gymnasium
  • 1 Music room
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • 1 Living skills room
  • 1 Hall
  • 6 Multi purpose rooms
  • 1 Prayer room
  • Administrative block
  • Canteen


“Volunteering is a Work of Heart”

The success of our events will not be possible without the tremendous
support and dedication from our wonderful volunteers. GENIUS Kurnia
always looks for volunteers  who aspire to help in our upcoming events.
Click here if you would like to become volunteers and be notified
about upcoming opportunities to volunteer.

Register here


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Just completed the GENIUS Kurnia workshop. Such an eye opener and it is very informative.
Shaik DawoodParent
I hope GENIUS Kurnia will be expanded throughout Malaysia.
Effyzan IzziatyParent
My son is in year two this year. Everything goes well in the primary school thanks to GENIUS Kurnia.
Olivia Teo Wee PhengParent
My daughter loves going here and has benefited from its structured activities. 
Joan Chan Liling Parent
The course offered is really helpful and practical to teach children with autism.
James JslimParent
My son has improve tremendously. We are forever thankful.
Azura Mohamad ZawawiParent
A model centre for autism early intervention to be followed by  other centres and schools throughout Malaysia.
Adilah SetafaParent