Students with ASD are usually encountered various challenges in their day-to-day living in relation to their inadequacies in social cognition, social skills and problem-solving abilities. However, we believe that each and every one of them possesses unique strengths and potentials beyond the challenges. Through appropriate training and provision of opportunities, we believe that all of them will be able to utilize their strengths and make meaningful contributions to society.
The New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has started providing services for people challenged by ASD since 2010. Through systematic programs including social competence training, individual work, employment service, parent empowerment as well as community education, we hope to enhance their integration into the community and actualize their potentials to the full extent.
About "JC A-Connect: Jockey Club Autism Support Network”
In view of the increasing number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong’s mainstream primary and secondary schools, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust ("the Trust”) has earmarked HK$167 million to pioneer a three-year programme entitled "JC A-Connect: Jockey Club Autism Support Network” (JC A-Connect) to enhance support for children with ASD and their families and schools. The Trust is collaborating in the programme with the Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong, the Education Bureau, and six non-governmental organisations.
- To conduct individual needs assessment for each student, and follow up on their progress
- To provide appropriate and structured social skills training, based on each student's needs and ability
- To improve on students' social skills by strengthening their social communication, emotional regulation and problem solving skills, and to facilitate their integration in school
- Staged training programmes including training courses, seminars, sharing seminars and workshops, for teachers and other school personnel
- To Promote peers understanding and acceptance of students with ASD
- To provide parents' education and support network, and to enhance students' practice and generalization in the family context
Members included counselors and social workers, as well as senior clinical psychologists and educational psychologists who act as professional advisors.
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