The Intellectual Disabled Education and Advocacy League 30th Anniversary Seminar on Carer Support was held on 25 September at the Yasumoto International Academic Park. More than 200 participants from the disability field and carers attended the Seminar and discussed on the stressful situations faced by the carers of people with intellectual disabilities as well as the appeal for establishment of case management system by the government. Various carers who have children with intellectual disability at different stages shared their personal experience. Prof. Phyllis Wong of the Department of Social Work explained the challenges faced by carers in different stages and transitions in the concept of family life cycle and pointed out the importance of setting up a case management system.
This article was originally published in No. 545, Newsletter in Oct 2019.