Founding Members

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
President and Co-founder:
Dr Sharina Yunus is a mother of a child with Autism.

She has a PhD in Optoelectronics from the University of Bath and is currently employed as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering at Institut Teknologi Brunei.

She works tirelessly to promote awareness on Autism in particular the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. A strong advocate for science based educational strategies for children on the Autistic Spectrum, she is dedicated to improving the outcome and the quality of life for these children by striving to ensure that they receive the education they deserve.

Vice President and Co-founder:

Norhaslinda Ibrahim has children on the spectrum.

She has a strong background in Biotechnology having studied at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and trained at National University Hospital Singapore. She has worked with BSP as a Med Lab Technologist and as Lab Information Systems Analyst in Panaga. She has also worked in JPMC Lab.

Linda has been instrumental in creating and designing all the publicity/publications  materials for the various Learning Ladders activities. 

She is a proponent of biomedical intervention for children with Autism and through her own experience has seen significant improvement in her own children due to biomedical intervention. 

She strongly believes that through awareness and knowledge of Autism comes understanding, tolerance and acceptance.

Treasurer and Co-founder:

Dr Terry Fairclough
He is the key person handling the financial matters of the society. 

Currently he is employed as a senior lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering at Institute Teknologi Brunei. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Nottingham.

Dr Terry is originally from United Kingdom and has spent many years working overseas in various Universities. He has written many International journals and won many prizes for Mathematics.

He helps the society in many ways on a voluntary basis and does so diligently.