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Daniel at We Rock the Spectrum Malaysia

Autistic teen doesn’t eat, but sure can bake – FMT News

March 26, 2018 | In:

PETALING JAYA: Although a little thin, Muhammad Daniel Mohd Idham looks like any other 17-year-old, but there’s something very different about him – he has never eaten solid food in his life.

Daniel suffers from an eating disorder brought about by his autism, which was diagnosed when he was seven years old.

His mother, Shuhaila Saidon, said her son refused to eat solid food and would only consume liquids such as milk or juices and food that has been blended in liquid form.

FMT met Daniel and Shuhaila at the Autism Youth Bazaar, an initiative by Autism Cafe Project (ACP) founder Mohd Adli Yahya and the daughter of former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Nori Abdullah, who is behind We Rock The Spectrum (WRTS).

Speaking to FMT, Shuhaila said when Daniel was three years old, her friends had noticed there was something different about him.

However, at that time, she did not know what to do about it.

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