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Online and Home-based Robot for Autism Behavioral Intervention (RABI)
We provide services for children with autism from 3 to 18 years old. More than 1,500 children have been served, and their social and communication skills have been significantly improved. Through professional assessment, treatment, counseling and community education, and the application of innovative technologies to help autistic children and their parents understand and face the obstacles, changes and challenges in the development of autistic children, and inspire their personal potential. We are committed to conducting scientific research and building big data, designing and implementing tailor-made interventions for children with autism, sharing and communicating with colleagues in the industry, so as to improve the quality of services for the development of local children with autism. Regular seminars are organized to allow parents to fully understand other resources in the society, enhance family energy, and refer cases to relevant agencies to receive the most appropriate services according to the needs of children with autism. We train young people and adults with autism to serve the autistic community and promote social inclusion.
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STAR uses robotics (RABI) courses through professional assessments to improve the social and emotional problems of children with autism, and uses innovative technologies to assist children and parents with autism. RABI is developed based on the theory of special needs of autistic patients. Through social robots, RABI courses reduce the severity of autistic people from 3 to 18 years old and increase the social and behavioral functions of autistic people. So far, more than 20 local and Macau NGOs and (mainstream/special) schools have adopted RABI and benefited from it. Their positive comments included "greatly improved students' verbal and non-verbal communication" and "application of acquired skills to students' daily lives." The government has also identified the RABI course as an innovative and successful autism support method. Since 2015, RABI has provided a large number of social and behavioral skills training, including self-care, social dialogue and vocational skills, to 1500 people with autism aged 3 to 18 in Hong Kong and Macau. Additionally, STAR provides alternative medicine, example, pediatric massage, for young children with autism.