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Autism and the Chinese Community UK

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Looking at the cultural perspective of autism in the Chinese community UK with Hazel Lim from Chinese in Wales Association.

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A2ndvoice CIC hosting a range of online sessions looking at the different perspectives of autism locally, nationally and internationally in supporting the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities ... This also includes dual heritage families where discrimination and race can be overlooked in groups.

Hazel Lim

"As you are aware due to the strong stigma around the condition in different cultures, many families have hid away their children's difficulties and for many families who have diagnosed children at home are feeling very isolated. We hope this booklet can raise some awareness of autism and clear some of the myths among the minority families as well as the social and health professionals. "

It was great pleasure to meet Hazel at the National Autistic Society Professional Awards and also to being a judge for the NAS Professional Awards where Hazel won the Someone who 'changed my life': Hazel Lim

This award recognises an exceptional professional or volunteer who ‘changed the life’ of an autistic person.

Hazel is the holder of an MSc in Autism and Related Conditions from Swansea University, Hazel is a race representative of the ABMU Health Stakeholder Reference group, the organiser of the first Festival of Autism Swansea in 2017, she has an Asperger’s husband, Asperger’s son, a daughter with permanent hearing impairment and her youngest son is on the autism assessment pathway.

As a multilingual autism specialist at Chinese-In-Wales-Association (CIWA), a charitable organisation whose ethos is to deliver services that will make a positive impact on the lives of ethnic Chinese residents, Hazel advocates for autistic people and their family and support professionals of how to more effectively assist their clients from Chinese ethnic minority. Additionally, Hazel is a passionate international autism speaker, a dedicated leader of a range of autism related workshops and wellbeing activities. She has a diverse range of skills and personal experience which give her a profound understanding of people with autistic conditions, and she is committed to working alongside them to make a positive impact.

Prior joining CIWA, Hazel has served as an interpreter in the public services, supporting and advocates for the Chinese living in the UK to overcome cultural and language barriers.

DOWNLOAD BOOKLET: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sFyX3LT5CovD7P1csSPrHg2VfC4DEbSO/view?usp=sharing

ITV WALES: https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-09-21/woman-who-has-son-with-autism-launches-workshop-to-help-parents

BBC NEWS WALES: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-45202285

To host one of our sessions: E: online@a2ndvoice.com

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Dr. Prithvi Perepa - https://www.northampton.ac.uk/directories/people/prithvi-perepa/

Mahlia Amatina -Autistic Artist https://www.mahliaamatina.com/

Caroline Stevens - Chief Executive for National Autistic Society

Carol Povey - Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society

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