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  1. Asperger's syndrome parents' time for talk

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. About 30 parents meet once a month at a bar to discuss their children, learn from one another and sometimes have a private vent. All the families have one thing in common - a child with Asperger ...

  2. No one exempt from our disability law

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and US. It is perhaps not inconceivable, then, that a visually impaired man travelling by himself says an airline refused to let him board a plane because of his disability. Details ... a wheelchair. The allegations, if substantiated, will be shocking to disabled people in other developed nations, where laws protecting their rights have been in force for decades. In Hong Kong, though, ...

  3. New hope for children with learning difficulties

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dore believes that these problems are caused by incomplete physiological development, and that certain exercise programmes can alleviate them The number of children being assessed with learning difficulties is growing, according to a recent report by the ...

  4. Society is failing the mentally disabled

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is something wrong in a community when a mother caring for a son who is mentally disabled turns to suicide. Such circumstances are tragic and should not have been allowed to happen in Hong Kong in the 21st century. Raising a child with a mental disability is stressful. Coping with the challenge involves strong family, community and government support. If any of these fail- ...

  5. Definition of learning disability vital to making a judgment on the issue

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your editorial 'Re-education needed on learning difficulties' (April 20) raises an interesting point: is the figure for the prevalence of children with learning disabilities ... the definition of specific learning disability used in each country. Where definitions are broad and inclusive, the tendency is for more children to be labelled 'learning disabled ...

  6. Special Needs Schools

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With a 1:3 teacher student ratio, the centre caters for a range of difficulties, including learning disabilities, speech and language delays, physical and intellectual impairments, and autism. ... Kong Tel 2813 4550, Fax 2813 4536 info@nesbittcentre.org.hk www.nesbittcentre.org.hk English-speaking service for post-16 young adults with learning disabilities. Originally inspired ...

  7. HKUST team in genetic discovery on schizophrenia

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A mutating gene associated with schizophrenia makes some people more susceptible to the devastating mental condition, Hong Kong scientists have found. A team led by Hannah Xue Hong, of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, f ...

  8. Help wanted

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... Autism is a growing problem worldwide but in Hong Kong families with autistic children are being pushed to the edge by a lack of government support, writes Rosheen Rodwell When Alex Trakakis was 12 months old, he would sit on the window ledge of his paren ...

  9. Campaign encourages students to help the blind

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Young people experience how difficult daily life can be for the visually impaired, writes Michelle Chan A charity activity helped more than 300 students gain first-hand experience of the difficulties faced by blind people during their daily lives. The Exp ...

  10. Special Needs

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Vocational Centre Sai Ying Pun G/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, 2 High St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong Tel: 2813 4550 info@hkvc.org.hk www.hkvc.org.hk English-speaking service for post-16 young adults with learning disabilities. Originally inspired by a parent and established in 1993. Seeks to provide core lifelong learning and vocational skills. The education programme ...




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