Frequently Asked Questions


About Autism
1.What is Autism?

Autism is a brain-based developmental disorder with no scientifically proven cause or cure. It is a spectrum disorder, ranging from mild to moderate to severe. No two persons with autism will exhibit the same symptoms. Each person with autism is unique.

People with autism and their families need our support and acceptance to safely navigate in our world.

2.How common is Autism?

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network reported that approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children. In the 1980’s autism prevalence was reported as 1 in 10,000. In the nineties, prevalence was 1 in 2500 and later 1 in 1000. It is problematic to compare autism rates over the last three decades, as the diagnostic criteria for autism have changed with each revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). In 1983 the DSM did not recognize PDD-NOS or Asperger's syndrome, and the criteria for autistic disorder (AD) were more restrictive.

ASDs continue to be almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189) and they are reported in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Studies have been conducted in several continents (Asia, Europe, and North America) that report a prevalence rate of approximately 1 percent.

3.Where can I go for more information about Autism?
4.Is Autism caused by poor parenting?

It is a myth that poor parenting causes autism. Parents do not and cannot cause autism. While there is presently no known cause for autism, it is known that parental behaviour before, during, and after pregnancy does not cause ASD to develop.

About CVC
5.What is the service provided in CVC ?

CVC is a non-profit organization in Johor Bahru which specifically caters and offers Special Education Programmes for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children from ages 3 to 25, regardless of their socio-economic, ethnic or religious background.

CVC uses TEACCH methodology to teach and train our autistic students.

6.Where is CVC ?

Bangunan PKK, No 3, Education Hub, Persisiran Sutera Danga 1, Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Click Here)

7.What are the school hours in CVC ?
School operates 5 days a week
Monday - Thursday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)
8.What are the school activities?
9.How did we set up the school?

CVC was registered under, and is one of the ministries of Pusat Kebajikan Kalvari (PKK) which is a registered non-governmental welfare organization (NGO) initiated by a local church, the Calvary Charismatic Centre.

10.How do I register my child in CVC ?
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016 -721 7723 (Christine) / 016 -721 7722 (Lily) /07-556 3311 (Office)
for enquiry.
11.May I visit the school?

Please call to make an appointment:
016 -721 7723 (Christine) / 016 -721 7722 (Lily) /07-556 3311 (Office)


12.How can I help the school?

13.How is the financial status of the school?

In 2015, our finances fell short by RM549,938. Operating costs such as manpower, staff training, administration, upkeep of the premises and utilities exceed our yearly revenue.The donation fund helps to absorb some of these costs. We are deeply grateful for your kind contribution as it continues to help us serve our special children.

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