Autism parent, Volunteer, and Writer in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Salam and hello! I’m Adline Ghani. My friends and family call me Lin. On the internet, I go by Adline Writes, because it's what I've always loved doing.
I have a BA in Fine Arts and an MA in Art & Design. For 12 years, I worked in the arts industry as a museum curator, textile historian, researcher and writer.
In 2013, I decided to downshift my life and focus on family. My eldest son, Amir, was 9 at the time. The following year, at the end of April, I gave birth to our second child, Arif. Yes, my boys are ten years apart in age!
Arif was born premature with an Intraventricular Hemorrhage (brain bleed) and low birth weight, among other issues. But he was a fighter right from the start. Bit by bit, he grew stronger.
When he was around two, I noticed developmental delays. Soon, he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Among the challenges he faces are: learning difficulties, attention deficiency disorder, sensory processing disorder, a speech/language delay (he was non-verbal until he was four and a half) and social anxiety.
Since Arif was born, I've developed a passion for home education and parent-led therapy. I'm also cultivating simple living, mindful parenting and a window garden.
On weekends, I volunteer as a teacher at KAMI Playgroup, a non-profit playgroup for children with special needs, held at a mosque near my home.
If you'd like to get in touch, do email me. You're welcomed to visit my Instagram or blog. Cheers!