By participating in the conference and study tours in organizations working with autistic children, Vietnamese experts expected to gain more experiences on autism from Canadian experts, new autism researches, and autism support services applying in Canada. On this basis, SCC towarded to set up concrete foundations for Autism Project under the framework of “Working With Others” programme.
During the trip, the group’s members built good relationship with some experienced experts, such as: Mr. Raun Kaufman – the Director of Global Education and former CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America; Ms. Heather McKenzie – Music Therapy Ph.D; Ms Susan Watt – founder of Autism Intervention Clinic and Jackie McMillan – an Autism Tour Guide. All of them really cared for supporting and academic sharing for autism programme in Vietnam.
The discussion with Kaufman-Director of The discussion with
the Son Rise Program Dr. Heather Mackenzie
| Visiting the Ottawa Treatment Center
||Visiting the Monash Cafe – served by people with autism|
The trip to Canada for Autism Conference and study tours finished well. “Working With Others” programme of SCC would continue to support and strengthen the autism projects in Vietnam to gain more experiences, build strong relationships with local partners, as well as local and international experts on autism. Thus, this helped to build a professional training programme that is suitable with Vietnamese conditions for teachers and medical staff working in Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces.