Congratulations to Helen and Karen McCabe and the rest of “The Five Project for the release of their first training video “Understanding Autism.”
The Five Project, an NGO that helps Chinese autism and other disability organizations provide effective services and directly helps families by providing self-help resoources, is a great example of academia-in-action.
FIVE’s inspiration is Zhang Ge, a young woman with autism in Nanjing, China PRC. FIVE’s Board President, Helen McCabe, met Zhang Ge in 1992 when Helen was 22 and Zhang Ge was 8 years old. Over the years, Zhang Ge and Helen have remained important parts of each other’s lives. Helen and other board members have met Zhang Ge and other individuals with autism and other disabilites in China and realized the need for more services to help families.
FIVE is a collaborative effort between the founders and board members who have career backgrounds and personal interest in adult literacy, special education and mental health. Founders and Board Members wish to help meet the need in China (and for Chinese-speaking families in the United States) for individuals with disabilities and special educational needs. With that in mind, The Five Project, Inc. was incorporated in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA in December 2006.
The training video is a much-better use of Youtube that JK’s Wedding March!
Check it out for yourself at the link below.