English-Chinese review of: The Society For the Welfare of the Autistic Persons

Review by: Siu Man Woo, Special Educator & Hunter College Graduate Student

I would like to introduce a Chinese website for parents of children with autism. The Society For the Welfare of the Autistic Persons has a Chinese site to provide up to date Autism information that offers support to parents in Hong Kong. This organization is registered as a non-profit agent by the Hong Kong Government. There are also many enthusiasts/professionals who actively participate as members to facilitate conferences and workshops through this organization.

This organization can meet the purposes of the families of children diagnosed with and ASD through their website. The purposes of the organization’s website include arousing public awareness of autism, providing useful links to valuable resources, promoting educational advocacy for children with autism, and helping families of children with autism to overcome their challenges. The website is targeted towards families who are beginning to understand and come to terms with the diagnosis of and autism spectrum diagnosis in a child.

The website is easily navigated. First, this website provides a detailed section introducing the characteristics of, and challenges faced by, a child with autism, significant obstacles faced by children with the disorder, and strategies to teach and enhance learning and social skills, in order to educate the public. Everything on this website is written in very simple language, yet is detailed and easy to understand. The website also uses everyday examples to help parents to understand how to use the strategies suggested in a proper way.

The website also provides links to different organizations related to autism workshops, parent support groups, media reports and videos, suggested books and other reading materials, as well as a listing of family activities. Parents of children with autism can access all the updated information effectively and efficiently. The website uploads updated information about the special examination arrangements made for autistic students, and other relevant details and educational reforms that have been passed in connection with autism to parents as an important reference source. The website uploads the full version of “Understanding Children with Autism” handbook for parents of children who have just been diagnosed with autism. The handbook explains the process from first suspicions that a child has autism, to assessment, parental psychological adjustment, strategies for taking care of children with autism, responses to bulling, how to communicate effectively with school personnel and other resources. There is a blog area for parents to exchange their feelings and thoughts about the sight and offer advice and support to one another.

I would like to recommend this website for parents of children with autism because the presentation of the information is informative and easy to understand. Parents can get all useful information they will need to begin to understand and deal with a child’s diagnosis of autism from this website. Adding a comment area for collecting parents’ feedback or reflections will help the website to provide even more outstanding services. There is a saying, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Parents need a lot of help to raise and educate their child. Raising a child with special needs is even more difficult. It certainly requires the government’s commitment and the community’s involvement to effectively manage such a difficult diagnosis, and this organization and its website offer a stepping stone into a community of well-informed journeymen who have made such a commitment to aid those families affected by autism.

 

我想介紹一個有關「自閉症」的中文網站給一些自閉症兒童的父母。「自閉症人士福利促進會」為一個中文網站,提供最新的自閉症資訊,以支援在香港自閉症兒童的父母。這個組織是一個香港政府註冊的非牟利的機構。也有不少熱心或專業人士作為成員,積極協助該會舉辦不同會議和工作坊。

透過分享一些資訊給自閉症兒童的父母,以逹致該機構的設辦目標,包括讓公眾更認識自閉症、提供社會上合用資源的的連結、推廣相關的教育予自閉症兒童、及幫助自閉症兒童及家庭面對種種挑戰。網站更提供不同的資料給剛被診斷為自閉症的兒童及其家庭。

這個網站設有一個很清晰的導航列。首先,為了加強公眾教育,這個網站介紹自閉症的特點、所面對的挑戰、兒童自閉症患者所面對的障礙等,並教導自閉症患者一些提升學習和社交技能的策略。該網站用語淺白,容易理解,且內容詳盡,更附有日常生活的例子,好讓家長能夠掌握怡當的教導方法,正確地導引自閉症兒童。

該網站還提供了不同的組織與相關的自閉症工作坊、家長支援小組、媒體的報導和視頻、參考書和其他閱讀材料,以及一系列的家庭活動。自閉症兒童的父母可以有效地獲得更新的資訊。該網站上載有關自閉症學生的特別考試安排、詳細資訊和教育改革,這對於自閉症兒童的的父母,確實是一個具參考價值的資源。另外,網站還上載「給新手家長的──認識自閉症兒童手冊」,對象是被診斷患有自閉症兒童的父母。這本手冊詳述最初懷疑孩子有自閉症,之後需要的評估、以及父母的心理調適、照顧自閉症兒童的策略、欺凌的回應、及有效地與學校人員溝通的方法。還有家長交流區,家長間可互相交流感受和意見,彼此支援。

我想推薦這個網站給自閉症兒童的父母,因為該網站內容豐富、容易理解。家長可以獲得所有合用的資訊,加深對自閉症兒童的認識及了解診斷的過程。若網站能加入收集父母的回饋或思考的評論區將會更能提供更出色的服務。有句諺語說,「養育一個孩子,需要全村的力量」。每位家長都需要很多支援去撫養和教育孩子,有特殊需要的孩子就更困難。當然,政府的承諾和社會人士的參與,能夠有效地管理到一些較困難的診斷,這個網站提供一個踏腳石,持守服務承諾去幫助自閉症兒童及其家庭。

 

 

我想介绍一个有关「自闭症」的中文网站给一些自闭症儿童的父母。「自闭症人士福利促进会」为一个中文网站,提供最新的自闭症资讯,以支援在香港自闭症儿童的父母。这个组织是一个香港政府注册的非牟利的机构。也有不少热心或专业人士作为成员,积极协助该会举办不同会议和工作坊。

透过分享一些资讯给自闭症儿童的父母,以逹致该机构的设办目标,包括让公众更认识自闭症、提供社会上合用资源的的连结、推广相关的教育予自闭症儿童、及帮助自闭症儿童及家庭面对种种挑战。网站更提供不同的资料给刚被诊断为自闭症的儿童及其家庭。

这个网站设有一个很清晰的导航列。首先,为了加强公众教育,这个网站介绍自闭症的特点、所面对的挑战、儿童自闭症患者所面对的障碍等,并教导自闭症患者一些提升学习和社交技能的策略。该网站用语浅白,容易理解,且内容详尽,更附有日常生活的例子,好让家长能够掌握怡当的教导方法,正确地导引自闭症儿童。

该网站还提供了不同的组织与相关的自闭症工作坊、家长支援小组、媒体的报导和视频、参考书和其他阅读材料,以及一系列的家庭活动。自闭症儿童的父母可以有效地获得更新的资讯。该网站上载有关自闭症学生的特别考试安排、详细资讯和教育改革,这对于自闭症儿童的的父母,确实是一个具参考价值的资源。另外,网站还上载「给新手家长的──认识自闭症儿童手册」,对象是被诊断患有自闭症儿童的父母。这本手册详述最初怀疑孩子有自闭症,之后需要的评估、以及父母的心理调适、照顾自闭症儿童的策略、欺凌的回应、及有效地与学校人员沟通的方法。还有家长交流区,家长间可互相交流感受和意见,彼此支援。

我想推荐这个网站给自闭症儿童的父母,因为该网站内容丰富、容易理解。家长可以获得所有合用的资讯,加深对自闭症儿童的认识及了解诊断的过程。若网站能加入收集父母的回馈或思考的评论区将会更能提供更出色的服务。有句谚语说,「养育一个孩子,需要全村的力量」。每位家长都需要很多支援去抚养和教育孩子,有特殊需要的孩子就更困难。当然,政府的承诺和社会人士的参与,能够有效地管理到一些较困难的诊断,这个网站提供一个踏脚石,持守服务承诺去帮助自闭症儿童及其家庭。

 

 

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