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Scmp.com: How Google Glass can improve autistic children's social skills by reading facial expressions

Scmp.com: How Google Glass can improve autistic children's social skills by reading facial expressions

Google Glass – the once globally hyped smart glasses – seemed to have slipped off the radar after sales were suspended in 2015, just three years after they were launched. Now it is being hailed as a life-changing device for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

People with autism have

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Scmp.com: Malaysian director's debut feature film about autism up for top awards in Asia

Scmp.com: Malaysian director's debut feature film about autism up for top awards in Asia

Quek Shio Chuan‘s drama, based on his acclaimed short film about living with his autistic brother, has been shortlisted at film festivals in Shanghai and Japan

By Business Insider

8 Jun 2018

Director Quek Shio Chuan’s debut feature film, Guang, about autism has been shortlisted for four awards –

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Scmp.com: Life, Animated film review: how Disney films saved an autistic boy with the help of his family – heart …

Scmp.com: Life, Animated film review: how Disney films saved an autistic boy with the help of his family – heart …

4/5 stars

A family is torn apart by the horrors of autism only to be reunited by genuine movie magic in the Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated.

Through interviews, home video footage and newly created animation, the film explores how real-life autism sufferer Owen Suskind uses Disney cartoons to find his

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Scmp.com: Rude and cold? Hong Kong's cruel myths about autism go against ideal of inclusive society

Scmp.com: Rude and cold? Hong Kong's cruel myths about autism go against ideal of inclusive society

Some psychologists in Hong Kong have suggested that people with autism have difficulties making friends and will tend to talk only about their interests, because they lack empathy and do not consider the feelings and thoughts of others.

This is a misstatement. The claim that autistic people lack empathy has

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Scmp.com: Hong Kong's special needs children not getting the therapy they need past the age of six

Scmp.com: Hong Kong's special needs children not getting the therapy they need past the age of six

With some low-income parents using a huge chunk of their earnings to send their special needs children for therapy, the government should extend subsidies for rehabilitation from preschool to primary school, a community organisation said on Sunday.

The Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) based its suggestion on interviews with 10

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Scmp.com: Aerobics programme has big benefits for autistic children, Hong Kong study finds

Scmp.com: Aerobics programme has big benefits for autistic children, Hong Kong study finds

Almost 80 per cent of parents whose autistic children attended an aerobics programme believed the training had improved their children’s social and communication skills, the programme’s designers have found.

The findings were released on Saturday by the team from Education University, Chinese University and Baptist University.

The training includes various

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Scmp.com: Are vaccines safe? Doubts persist in Hong Kong despite reassurances

Scmp.com: Are vaccines safe? Doubts persist in Hong Kong despite reassurances

For several decades, the Hong Kong government has relied on citywide vaccination programmes to keep infectious diseases in check.

The Childhood Immunisation Programme protects children against illnesses including hepatitis B, measles and tetanus, while the Government Vaccination Programme offers free seasonal flu and pneumococcal vaccines to the elderly.

Hong Kong’s

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Scmp.com: Can extra HK$5 billion lead to greater inclusion in Hong Kong schools?

Scmp.com: Can extra HK$5 billion lead to greater inclusion in Hong Kong schools?

As a researcher at Cambridge University’s education faculty, I have been following the heated debate on how an additional annual HK$5 billion shall be spent on the education sector.

Regardless of the intention of this new funding plan, which to some is political rather than educational, such a proposal to

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Scmp.com: Two teachers sacked, school closed as police probe alleged abuse of autistic children

Scmp.com: Two teachers sacked, school closed as police probe alleged abuse of autistic children

Police in Beijing are investigating claims that children with autism were mistreated by their teachers at a specialist learning centre in the city, local media reported.

The incident came to light last week after video footage appeared online of two teachers from the Senxi Education centre in Changping district apparently

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