Project Aspire offers a comprehensive model of care that focuses not only on the needs of the children with Asperger Syndrome, but also that of the family and the school. After year-long weekly training, children with AS learn the skills that enable them to integrate more meaningfully in the school environment. The family’s involvement and the support by Project Aspire enable them to understand their child more fully and become more able to offer guidance. Discussions and meetings with the schools further enhance their acceptance of the child.
It is such a pleasure to see children who have participated in the Project showing definite improvements in their behaviours. Parents also greatly appreciate the support that they have received and feel more empowered in meeting their child’s special needs. It is truly an invaluable service for this group of children for whom so little help is available in the community.
Professor Kelly Lai Yee Ching
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong