Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

gov.uk 6th January 2019 Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas The scheme is part of funding awarded to innovative projects to help people develop digital skills Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Cash will also fund app for people with Down’s Syndrome to… Continue Reading Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

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Program Promotes Self-respect for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Women of China 20th November 2017 Program Promotes Self-respect for People with Intellectual Disabilities By Li Lei Editor: Hewater Liu The government and NGOs are working together to ensure that people can obtain work and improve their lives, as Li Lei reports. In some developed countries, people with intellectual disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy… Continue Reading Program Promotes Self-respect for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Charity event online rakes in donations

China Daily Charity event online rakes in donations A charitable art sale raged on WeChat on Tuesday, collecting 6.6 million yuan ($1 million) in four hours. Many WeChat users shared their newly bought paintings on their personal pages. Some even changed their phone’s wallpaper. The works were painted by autistic people and sold via Tencent’s… Continue Reading Charity event online rakes in donations

Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance

Shanghai Daily 8th August 2017 Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance By Xu Wenwen and Shi Jia To get a cup of coffee at Hangzhou’s Wisdom Tree Cafe, customers need to wait much longer than in usual coffee houses, but nobody minds because it’s all for a good cause. The baristas, cashiers and bakers… Continue Reading Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance

An education for everyone

South China Morning Post 9th July 2017 An education for everyone ESF long-serving staff: Jane Foxcroft Strong conviction regarding the importance of inclusiveness, excellence and community service has seen West Island School (WIS) establish itself as one of the trend-setters in the Hong Kong’s education landscape. “If a child walks through the door and we… Continue Reading An education for everyone

Extra Chromosome. Hong Kongers living with the challenges of Down Syndrome

Hong Kong Free Press 13th January 2017 Extra Chromosome.  Hong Kongers living with the challenges of Down Syndrome Ho Kit-ting and Fong Ho-pong both work seven hours a day as cleaners in the Down’s Kwan Ngai Service Team, doing tasks that range from car “beauty work” to cleaning public facilities and offices. They have received positive comments… Continue Reading Extra Chromosome. Hong Kongers living with the challenges of Down Syndrome

Don’t neglect siblings of special needs children

ThotsnTots 18th August 2015 Don’t neglect siblings of special needs children By BRIGITTE ROZARIO UNIVERSITY student Jhanani Siva Kumar, 21, knew her sister was special from the time she was 10. Her elder sister Naadhiya was then 13 and their special needs sister Nandhika was only two. “We knew something was not right because she… Continue Reading Don’t neglect siblings of special needs children

Disabled or not, everyone is equal in our society

South China Morning Post 31st March 2015 Disabled or not, everyone is equal in our society The world observed World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. The message this year was “My Opportunities, My Choices”, urging us to see those with the syndrome as people first, enjoying full and equal rights. Next up is World… Continue Reading Disabled or not, everyone is equal in our society