Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Concern for children as autism is redefined

Half of Hong Kong's children currently diagnosed as autistic may be denied treatment following a major change to the clinical definition, concern groups warned.

Monday, 20 February, 2012, 12:00am

Music and paint are a perfect mix

The children are the picture of concentration, swaying their bodies to the musical beat while making strokes and dots on their canvasses with their paintbrushes. They listen to instructions attentively, and draw with focus.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Special Needs Schools

Autism Partnership Ltd

North Point

7/F, 633 King's Road, North Point

Tel 2526-3812



13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Families have a lot in common with The Simpsons

For doctors, everything causes cancer. For psychologists, it's shaping up to be that everything about the family makes you, or your children, dysfunctional. A new study finds parents with psychiatric problems are twice as likely to have autistic children.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

Word play

Parents have been encouraged to spend more time talking with their children after a survey found that 10 per cent of early primary school children in Hong Kong have some form of communication disorder.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Kids taste toxic side of life

IN MONTREAL, CANADA, a man walks into a school and shoots students randomly, wounding 20, one of them fatally, before turning a gun on himself.

In south London, Britain, a four-year-old girl who can't read yells from the back seat of a car, 'Look mummy, there's McDonald's' because she recognises the logo.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Pawn of fate in his personal castle

AS A TODDLER, Stephen Shore's mind was locked in a castle. He lived his life unaware and unable to communicate with the outside world.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Youngsters Aspire to a better quality of life

THE GRADUATION WAS like many others with children smiling, laughing, but wistful at the thought of leaving behind not only a stage in their lives, but also a favourite place.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Urgent need to help families with autistic children

It was with sadness and a rather sour sense of deja vu that we read Donna Schmidt's letter ''Autistic' family leaving' (March 18). How many more families will have to leave Hong Kong because they cannot get the education they need for a child with autism?

24 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

ASD's environmental show of indifference

MR P L Kwan of the Architectural Services Department (ASD), offers only smoke-screens and excuses in his letter on the actions being taken by his department's contractor (South China Morning Post, July 3).

18 Jul 1995 - 12:00am