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Over the past two months, Olivia’s Place Educational Psychologist Laura Lofy provided 3 training sessions on autism assessment to the developmental pediatricians at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. The training is part of a special project launched by the Center to create a systematic approach to identifying and providing intervention to preschool-age children with autism in Shanghai. Olivia’s Foundation is honored to be involved in the project and will continue to support its implementation over the next few months.

A grant through Olivia’s Foundation to Chen Xu School, a primary school serving migrant children in Shanghai, is supporting the

Occupational Therapist Durga Dass works with a student at Chen Xu School.

school’s mission of establishing a model school that provides inclusive education to children. There are over 300 migrant students and 3 local students with autism enrolled in the school. As part of the project, Olivia’s Place will provide technical expertise through several of our clinical staff in order to help the school’s teachers understand and address the individual learning needs of the special education students, while promoting inclusion in the regular education program. The project will help Chen Xu School to develop, implement, and monitor Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each of their students with special needs by taking them through this process and helping them develop procedures that they can continue to use going forward.

In Beijing, Olivia’s Foundation will be the beneficiary to a portion of proceeds from “Baby in Harmony,” an event that introduces parents to the benefits of classical music for cognitive development in children. The event is for families with children aged 0-7, as well as families who are expecting. Click here for pictures of last year’s event. This year’s Baby in Harmony event will be held:
May 5, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Grand Ballroom
1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing

Tickets are 100 RMB for adults and children over 1, and 50 RMB for children under 1. Tickets can be purchased at Eliott’s Corner or Counting Sheep Boutique.