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Shenzhen Autism Society,  exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

About Autism

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.

In December 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 110 births in the United States and almost 1 in 70 boys. The issuance of this report caused a media uproar, but the news was not a surprise to the Autism Society or to the 1.5 million Americans living with the effects of autism spectrum disorder. Nonetheless, the spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve these families facing a lifetime of supports for their children.
Currently, the Autism Society estimates that the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism ranges from $3.5 million to $5 million, and that the United States is facing almost $90 billion annually in costs for autism (this figure includes research, insurance costs and non-covered expenses, Medicaid waivers for autism, educational spending, housing, transportation, employment, in addition to related therapeutic services and caregiver costs).
Know the Signs: Early Identification Can Change Lives
Autism is treatable. Children do not "outgrow" autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.
Here are some signs to look for in the children in your life:
    •    Lack of or delay in spoken language
    •    Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
    •    Little or no eye contact
    •    Lack of interest in peer relationships
    •    Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
    •    Persistent fixation on parts of objects

Place Description (Chinese/中文): 
背    景    深圳市自闭症研究会创立于2001年7月,当时深 圳市关于自闭症人士的服务非常缺乏,12位家长不畏艰辛自发组织“深圳孤独症人士家长资源中心”,致力于提供家长服务,因发展需求,2004年5月资源中 心创办康复中心提供康复服务,2004年10月开始提供学术服务,2005年1月正式在深圳市民政局登记注册成为非营利民间社团,正式成立为深圳市自闭症 研究会;2006年研究会开始提供社区倡导活动;2009年,由本会和廖艳晖女士出资筹办“仁爱和善(深圳市罗湖区仁爱康复服务中心、深圳市仁和社会工作 服务中心、深圳市仁善康复福利院)”单位,致力于为自闭症人士提供全方位专业化的服务。    愿   景 自闭症人士拥有完善其生涯规划的服务体系支持,在无障碍的社会里拥有平等参与的权利与机会,共享社会文明成果。   使   命  全心全意为自闭症人士服务,代表自闭症群体倡导及争取其共同权益,提供多元化优质的服务,推动自闭症服务行业的发展,整合社会资源促进社会融合。    价值观     仁融多元:所有人拥有平等参与的权利与机会。     爱启自闭:受助者并非依存者,尊重每一个人的个别需要并给予适当支援。     和谐社会:社会有责任确保每个公民享有基本资源以发挥其潜能,公民有义                   务履行社会责任。     善待生命:重视每一个生命的自我价值及自主自决的权利。    目   标    启闭—开启孩子的自闭及社会的封闭。           一、支援自闭症人士及其他弱势社群,提供多元化优质的康复训练,以                促进其成长与发展。           二、支援自闭症人士家庭及其他弱势社群自助互助,改善社会接纳环                境,建立社区支援体系。           三、支援自闭症服务同行机构及从业人员,提供多元化支持性培训服                务,构建自律共赢的行业发展平台。

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Chinese and Pinyin Name: 
深圳自闭症研究会
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
Floor 6, 5030 Luosha Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
广东省深圳市罗湖区罗沙路5030号阳光儿童乐园六楼
Place Phone: 
+86 (755) 2582 3211/ +86 (755)-25520642
Email: 
szautism@126.com

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