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Hong Kong, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural ASD Conference, one of the largest industry conferences of its kind, will be organized by Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) on November 7, 2015 at Lecture Room LT401, City University of Hong Kong. The Conference, under a topic of "A Multidimensional View of Autism Support Services", aims to bring attention and raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for clinicians, healthcare professionals, educators, government officials, industry professionals and families.

Covering a wide selection of topics across the lifespan of those with ASD, the conference will bring together international and local leading industry speakers to discuss current government policies, education, community support and treatment for ASD in Hong Kong and around the world. It will offer firsthand accounts from people living with autism, experiences of family members of individuals with ASD, evidence of research, academic studies and stories from people providing powerful lessons.

Mr. Toby Mountjoy, Co-Founder and Director of Autism Partnership Foundation, says, "Through this conference, we hope to create awareness about autism and draw attention from all walks of life. At the same time, we hope we can support individuals with ASD and their families and empower professionals in the field. We hope this event can become a signature feature of the ASD industry calendar."

The one-day conference will provide valuable insights and benefit parents, professionals and individuals with ASD. The conference will stage a powerful line-up of speakers such as:

  • Dr. Ronald Leaf, Co-Founder and Director of Autism Partnership Foundation
  • Dr. Simon T. M. Ng, Assistant Professor and Senior Programme Director in Law, School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE), HKU
  • Dr. Erica Li, Senior Academic Consultant, Graduate School, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Dr. Hon. Cheung Chiu Hong Fernando, LEGCO member of HKSAR
  • Mr. Simon Ling Fai, Hung, member of Progressive Teachers' Alliance
  • Mr. Chan Tsun Kit, Executive Member of Chosen Power (People First Hong Kong)
  • Dr. Fanny Wai-fan Lam, Specialist in Developmental-Behavioral Paediatrics
  • Ms. Kathleen Man, Principal of Aoi Pui School
  • Dr. John Tse, Associate Professor of City University of Hong Kong

The conference is complimentary and open for registration now. CEU and CPD points are also available for members of DCP-CEP, DEP-CEP, BCBA and APCPA. For details, please visit:

About Autism Partnership Foundation (APF):

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF), a registered charity body (qualified for the exemption from tax section 88 of the Inland Revenue) in Hong Kong, is committed to making a difference in the life of individuals with autism. Through various fundraising initiatives, APF aims to raise funds to generate public awareness and knowledge about autism.  We will also advocate ABA treatment and intervention through community programs of education and research and provide support and help for children with ASD and their families in Asia. Find out more about APF, please see: or Facebook/APFHong Kong




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