First Fund for Autism Education Set up to Train 1000 Teachers

The signing ceremony for the Uplus Autism Education fund took place on Sept 15, 2017.
The signing ceremony for the Uplus Autism Education fund took place on Sept 15, 2017. (photo: Amity Foundation )
By Yetta YaoSeptember 22nd, 2017

The first fund for autism education was set up on September 15 with a contract signed by the Amity Foundation and the Uplus Academy. The fund will be used to cultivate 1,000 autism teachers holding a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential.

The Amity Foundation reported that the fund was initiated by the academy and co-founded by the two organizations.

The teachers will hold 20 offline salons and 30 exchange meetings for autism parents in cities like Nanjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.  Meanwhile, Uplus Academy will organize teachers specializing in autism to share knowledge about autism through online open classes and WeChat groups.

She Hongyu, the vice secretary of the Amity Foundation, stated in the signing ceremony that the current amount of special education teachers and their skills are not sufficient to meet the social demand. Moreover, most of the rehabilitation training is carried out only in organizations and intervene in families of autistic children that play a vital role in their rehabilitation.

Huang Zhenqiang, vice director of the academy, responded that the academy wanted to introduce related resources from the United States into China, including a certification system and experimental teaching shown by American teachers.

Founded in 2016, the academy is committed to becoming a highly ranked autism education and a qualifying certification institution, providing autism intervention methods, BCBA and RBT courses, tests, and certificate application.  

- Translated by Karen Luo

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