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甚麼是自閉症譜系障礙(ASD)?

自閉症也稱為自閉症譜系障礙(ASD),是一種廣泛、連續性的發展障礙和遲緩。至今還是成因未明及未有根治的方法。自閉症的徵狀一般在小孩出生後首數年出現,每個小孩的情況都不同,主要影響的範疇包括:

  • 語言和溝通缺陷

  • 社交能力及社會互動障礙

  • 缺乏認知能力及適應能力

  • 有限、重複及偏執性行為和興趣

自閉症會嚴重影響成長。根據美國疾病控制和預防中心的統計,目前在美國每54名兒童中,便有一名是有自閉症的。在香港,教育局在2015/2016年度發表的數字顯示有6,800名自閉症學童在普通學校就讀,並估計此數字在2017/2018年度會升至約10,300人。自閉症的嚴重性和後果是我們不能承擔及忽視的。

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)? 

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a severe disruption of the normal development process, with varying degrees of severity and levels of functioning. The cause remains unknown and ASD can be often diagnosed within the first few years of life. Although symptoms of autism vary from child to child, the core areas affected include:

  • Deficits in language and communication

  • Impairments in socialisation and social interaction

  • Undeveloped cognitive and adaptive functioning

  • Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour and interests

According to the statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, the ASD prevalence is now 1 in 54 children. In Hong Kong, there were 6,800 children with autism studying in mainstream in 2015/2016 and it was estimated that the number would be about 10,300 in the year of 2017/2018. Ever-increasing prevalence of ASD together with its impacts are something that we cannot afford to ignore.

關於愛培自閉症基金 (APF)

About Autism Partnership Foundation (APF)

​​ APF是於香港註冊的慈善機構,我們一直致力幫助自閉症兒童及其家庭。我們為來自基層家庭的自閉症兒童提供免費*的密集式「應用行為分析」(ABA)治療,並且舉辦家長講座及培訓,協助家長及早改善小朋友的行為問題。APF同樣重視公眾教育,肩負上宣揚認識自閉症及接受自閉症人士的訊息的責任,以改善自閉症人士的生活質素,讓他們在社會上得到應有的尊重與權利。

​APF is a registered charitable organisation in Hong Kong. We are committed to making a difference to the lives of the children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. We provide ​complementary* intensive Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy to children with ASD from low-income families and organise ABA skills training and workshops for parents, aiming to improve the behavioural problems of their children as earliest as possible.  APF also generates public awareness and knowledge about ASD through various public education and publicity campaigns in order to help individuals with ASD enjoy respect and rights in society.

* 需要通過入息審查 A means test is applied

聯絡 CONTACT 

電話 Tel           3583 0668

電郵 Email        event@apf.org.hk

網站 Website   www.apf.org.hk  

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