XINHUA online
 Breaking News FLASH: CANADA'S PARLIAMENT PASSES NON-CONFIDENCE MOTION MONDAY,    Urgent: Blast heard in West Bank city Hebron: Witnesses    Half of offshore sea water polluted    Trial of Saddam postponed to Dec. 5    DPRK demands US compensation for stopping LWRs construction    Virus mutation found in human bird flu cases    
  About China
  CPC & Other Parties
  State Organs
  Local Leadership
  White Papers
  Major Projects
  English Websites
- Conferences & Exhibitions
- Investment
- Bidding
- Enterprises
- Policy update
- Technological & Economic Development Zones
Source Manufacturers and Suppliers from China and around the world
   News Photos Voice People BizChina Feature About us   
Japan donates US$81,000 for autism
www.chinaview.cn 2005-11-29 14:15:17

    BEIJING, Nov. 29 -- Japan donated US$80,840 to help treat Shanghai's autistic children, those who have difficulties communicating, interacting and often cannot respond to affection - a serious problem in a highly verbal society such as China.

    Shanghai has at least 10,000 known autistic children, mostly living in their own worlds, out of touch with reality and given to repetitive behaviors.

    The Shanghai Charity Foundation received the donation from Consulate General of Japan yesterday.

    It is the first local institution for treating children with autism. Funds will purchase more sports facilities and fix utilities for the school, according to Jiang Limin, director of the Shanghai Sincerity Children Convalescent's Kindergarten.

    Among the 1.8 million children known to be suffering from autism in China, over 10,000 of them are in Shanghai, based on the Sincerity Kindergarten. However, the Sincerity facility was only founded in 2003.Currently 20 professional therapists are helping about 35 children there under age of seven.

    "There is always a line-up on our enrollment list," said He Xiaoyun, the facility supervisor. "Expanded facilities will hopefully let us have more professionals and look after more autistic children in our institution.

    "The kindergarten so far has treated 160 children with autism, and 30 percent of them have been able to enter elementary schools.

    Ye Lan, a teacher, said that autism is a lifelong but non-progressive disability, and a cure has not been found.

    Jiang, the director of the school, also a mother of an 11-year-old autistic boy, says early treatment makes a difference. Enditem

(Source: Shanghai Daily news)

  Related Story
Flat-chest beauties
Trial of Saddam postponed to Dec. 5
Tom, Katie cause chaos in ancient China town
- Malaysia vows no cover-up of Chinese woman abuse
- Canadians head for winter election as govt falls
- One in six US Internet users sells online: survey
- Ex-minister to stand trial on graft charges
- Trial of Saddam postponed to Dec. 5
- White House: China not manipulating money
- Hangman dismissed before execution
- Platinum price hits 25-year high
- Pentagon admits "growing consensus" on troop cut
- Canadians head for winter election as govt falls
- Hangman dismissed before execution
- Euro-Med summit launches 5-year program
- UN climate conference opens in Montreal
- Malaysian PM orders inquiry into jail scandal
- Syria, Lebanon ready to enhance ties
- Germany urges US answer on reported CIA flights
Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.