Keyword: autism rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and relief system for disabled children to be launched nationwide

Currently there are 1,678,000 disabled children under six years old in China, and every year there are 200,000 new disabled children. It is important to diagnose illnesses and disabilities in children as early as possible in order to have better outcomes. To help parents recognise problems earlier and seek treatment, the following measures have been implemented in China: 2009 – “Management for neonatal screening” to identify illnesses in new borns 2013 – regular testing of 0-6 year olds for vision, hearing, four limbs, cognitive ability and autism 2017 – free testing of psychological and mental behaviour development for 0-6 year olds From the 1st of October 2018 China’s first rehabilitation and …read more

Abuse scandal in Beijing rehab center that treats “fake autism”

On August 13, China National Radio reported on a case of child abuse that occurred in the Senxi Education Group, a Beijing rehabilitation centre for children with autism. Surveillance camera footage obtained by the parents appears to show teachers mistreating several autistic children, tying them up, beating them and forcing them to perform various exercises. The police are now investigating the case. The Senxi Educational Group is notable for claiming that more than 90% of children diagnosed with autism actually have “fake autism”. The concept of “fake autism” was created by Chenqi, the group’s founder. He is known to tell anxious parents that their children are not autistic, but rather just suffer from …read more