Promoting Sustainable Employment: Partnership for the Goals
29 Jan 2020 | Gamuda Berhad

Enabling Academy creates partnerships with local and national employers to increase competitive, community-based employment opportunities for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

In Malaysia, people with ASD find it hard to secure employment, especially in the white-collared sector. Still, through the support from our valued partner companies, Enabling Academy is committed to increase the employment rate among young adults with ASD.

Without the existence of partner companies, we cannot place our trainees. The Enabling Academy functions as a bridge between people with ASD and employers through its pioneering Employment Transition Programme.

These partner companies do more than just hiring these individuals – it’s also about providing support. They may want them also to get education and awareness.

Enabling Academy partner companies are to benefit from:

  • A more inclusive and diversified environment.
  • Access to an untapped workforce of excellent, dependable and long-term employees as individuals with autism tend to dislike change and will stay in the job for a long time if the work is the right match and the environment is conducive.
  • Increased productivity: Individuals with autism are known for their focus and ability to concentrate on repetitive tasks and processes, attention to detail, accuracy and high memory retention of facts and figures.
  • Opportunity to advocate, communicate and educate our greater community on autism.


It is also important to note that the Enabling Academy is in its third year in the Employment Transition Programme and placing its graduates into the workforce.

Employers listed below are currently employing adults with autism. Thank you to each of our partners for recognising the importance of expanding opportunities for people with autism.

  • CIMB Bank Berhad
  • Agrifert Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Macro Dimension Concrete Sdn Bhd
  • Feruni Ceramiche Sdn Bhd
  • Brick Dotcom Sdn Bhd
  • Hap Seng Land
  • Ringo Low & Associates
  • SalesCandy International Sdn Bhd
  • SalleWan Property Management Sdn Bhd
  • Maran Road Sawmill
  • HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • OCBC
  • GM Klang
  • Nehemiah Reinforced Soil Sdn Bhd
  • Gateway Bone & Joints Medical Centre Sdn Bhd
  • Times Media Sdn Bhd

Not all companies are mentioned above, but there are more than 25 partner companies that have embarked into this journey since Enabling Academy started in 2017. And with more awareness and also better inclusion, more companies can see the benefits in employing neurodiverse individuals, and learn how to tap into the strengths of the individual.

In Malaysia, there is no quota system in place in terms of hiring individuals with disabilities. Still, companies are taking their own initiatives to provide adjustments to be more inclusive in the workplace.

With this uptrend figure, the Enabling Academy believes that more companies will embrace this neurodiversity culture or value in the workplace.


For more information about our Employment Transition Programme, please contact our team at