Navigating SEN in Hong Kong

Families who have children with special educational needs face many challenges in Hong Kong

These challenges may be daunting and difficult to cope with; but with proper preparation, support and an open mind, many families find that they grow even stronger through these shared experiences.

To help families who have recently discovered their child’s special education needs, we have prepared the following guide which may assist the families’ future planning.

Hong Kong’s Special Needs Trust

Recently the Government announced that they would be setting up a Special Needs Trust in Hong Kong. This is expected to be in place around October 2018.

Hong Kong’s Special Needs Trust

Recently the Government announced that they would be setting up a Special Needs Trust in Hong Kong. This is expected to be in place around October 2018.

Getting ‘ahead’ with Special Educational Needs (SEN) School Applications (English speaking)

There are a number of SEN school options for English-speaking families in Hong Kong. These schools offer programmes for children with moderate to high needs.

Getting ‘ahead’ with Special Educational Needs (SEN) School Applications (English speaking)

There are a number of SEN school options for English-speaking families in Hong Kong. These schools offer programmes for children with moderate to high needs.

Parenting Challenges

Being a parent to a child with special needs is the most challenging, yet rewarding experience

Parenting Challenges

Being a parent to a child with special needs is the most challenging, yet rewarding experience

Other Family Members

Consider how you may want to let other family members know about your child’s special needs

Other Family Members

Consider how you may want to let other family members know about your child’s special needs

Siblings

It is important to be aware that having a child with special needs affects not only the parents but siblings

Siblings

It is important to be aware that having a child with special needs affects not only the parents but siblings

Schools

Having a clear understanding of your child’s strengths and available schooling options helps

Schools

Having a clear understanding of your child’s strengths and available schooling options helps

Waiting List

In Hong Kong there are many more children than there are spaces available at schools and service centres

Waiting List

In Hong Kong there are many more children than there are spaces available at schools and service centres

Finance

There is no better time than right now, to get financially-prepared for your child’s education and future

Finance

There is no better time than right now, to get financially-prepared for your child’s education and future