April 2 is the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. It encourages member states of the United Nations to take steps to raise global awareness of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.
According to the report, there may be more than ten million people with autism in China, which includes more than two million under 14 years old, and the number is increasing by nearly 200,000 every year. More policies and regulations have been announced in recent years. The Beijing Association for Rehabilitation of Autistic Children has been committed to raising public awareness about autism since 1993, and has hosted many local events to call for action to improve social welfare for this special group of people. Recently, Beijing health authorities have also rolled out policies to tackle mental health problems and neurodevelopmental disorders.
On March 31, a public welfare event entitled “Just Like You” was co-hosted by China Social Welfare Foundation, Beijing Association for Rehabilitation of Autistic Children, Beijing BISS International School (BISS) and ETU Education with the aim of raising public awareness about autism. It is now in its twelfth consecutive year.
It began with a sale of paintings and artworks by BISS students and children with autism, and the most memorable part of the event was the coming of age ceremony for senior students of BISS International School and the older autistic children. A total of RMB 43,000 raised from the auction of the paintings will be allocated to the autistic artists and the rehabilitation of autistic people through the China Social Welfare Foundation.
In addition, our sister brand Jingkids has provided the following list of international schools which provide special education:
Let’s Play Daycare Center: 6508 0898
3e International School: 6437 3344
House of Knowledge：400 6507 747
Western Academy of Beijing：5986 5588
International School of Beijing：8149 2345
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi: 8047 3558