April is Autism Awareness month. I was glad to be interviewed by Parenting Headline. My goal is to always get more people to know, accept and understand individuals with autism.
I was invited to a radio broadcast in 2020 by Vancouver DBoys Club 三個小生愛回家Thanks to AM 1320, I had the opportunity to talk to another group of audience about autism. I believe that it is not limited to the parents and public to learn about autism. Seniors also need to understand how to live and communicate with their family members who may have autism.
在2020年, 我被AM1320溫哥華DBoys俱樂部 “三個小生愛回家”邀請接受訪問，我有機會和另一群觀眾談論自閉症。我相信，了解自閉症不應該僅受限於家長和公眾。老年人還需要了解如何與可能患有自閉症的家庭成員生活和溝通。
I was super excited about this experience! I had the opportunity to chat with a celebrity for an hour before the live show. Anita is a very hard-working lady who is deeply passionate about her job. I was a big fan when I talked to her the first time. Many thanks to Anita who let me talk about Autism in her YouTube channel. Unfortunately, there were some issues with her old channel which resulted in her to create a new channel. Because of this, this live broadcast cannot be viewed anymore. I deeply thank her for the invitation because we reached a couple of thousands of views which helped raise autism awareness to the Chinese community.
This was a fun experience, but to be honest, I was quite nervous. I was invited to a show named ‘ 一份工的故事’ (Stories of a job) and was interviewed by Mary Lu and Reijen Lai. I was there to share my job working with individuals with autism. Many people found my job interesting and have not heard about the work I have done: Behaviour Interventionist, Behaviour Consultant, Educational Assistants…
I was again invited by AM 1470. This time, for a different show which was a phone-in show that talks about all kinds of topics related to our society and world. Sharing with the public about autism was such a rewarding experience!
這是一個很趣的經歷，但是說實話，我其實挺緊張的。我被邀請參加一個叫做“一份工的故事” 的節目，這個節目是由Mary Lu和 Reijen Lai採訪的。在那個節目當中，我分享了我如何與自閉症者工作的。很多人覺得我的工作很有趣但是從來沒有聽說過我曾經做過的工作: 例如，行為乾預導師、行為顧問、教育助理……等等。
I was thrilled to be contacted by Evergreen News, a free Chinese Newspaper by S.U.C.C.E.S.S in 2013. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is an international, intercultural, multi-service agency that assists people in all stages of their Canadian journey.I also volunteered at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. when I was a high school student!
In this interview, I shared my knowledge about the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Topics such as how common autism is, what Autism is and and how we can teach children with autism were covered. The purpose of this interview is to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and to foster a safe and supportive network for people with Autism.
在2013年，我非常高興能和《松鶴天地》，一個可供免費中文報紙的中僑機構取得了聯繫。 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. （中僑）是一個國際、跨文化、多服務機構，為身在加拿大各個階段的人們提供幫助。當我還是高中生的時候，我也曾在中僑做過志願者!
Photo 1: Autism Awareness Month Live show 2021
In 2021, I tried to do something different! I invited 8 professionals to share their experience with children and children with special needs. These are 30 minute clips. If you missed any of these, feel free to check out the videos here!
It was an honour to be one of the sponsors for this event. I got to teach 12 parents about ABA and behavior intervention from this group. I was incredibly happy that I could help parents in Hong Kong while I was in Canada! Everything is possible! All you need to do is to trust yourself and give it a try!
We have been participating in the Autism Speaks Walk since 2016! Those were great experiences, and we will continue to support such meaningful organizations.
自2016年以來，我們一直在參與“Autism Speaks Walk”這個活動!這些都是很好的經驗，我們將繼續支持這些有意義的組織。
Many thanks to Professor Chris Forlin who encouraged me to interview and record stories of parents who have children with autism. In 2012, we were able to find some resources on teaching children with autism in Hong Kong, but there were close to none with a focus on taking care of parents’ mental spirit. The mental health of parents plays an important role in parenting, especially for parents who have children with special needs. If you are feeling discouraged and helpless, you can contact me! Let me help you or at least I will try my best to direct you to someone who could give you a hand.
非常感謝Chris Forlin教授，她鼓勵我採訪和記錄那些有自閉症孩子的父母的故事。在2012年，我們在香港找到了一些關於自閉症兒童教育的資源，但幾乎沒有一個是關注父母精神層面的。父母的心理健康在養育子女方面起著及其重要的作用，對那些有特殊需要的子女的父母來說尤其如此。如果你感到沮喪和無助，可以聯繫我! 讓我來幫助你吧，至少我會盡我所能幫你找個可以幫助你的人。