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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2008): Mental health services - overseas

Two decades of serving children with autism in the People's Republic of China: achievements and challenges of a stste-run mental health center

H. McCabe

Disability and Society, vol. 23, 2008, p. 271-282

Autism was first diagnosed and recognised in China only in 1982, and even today many doctors do not know what autism is. This article examines the development of service provision for children with autism at the Nanjing Child Mental Health Research Center founded in 1984. Specifically, the intervention model for autism, factors influencing the development of the model, and how structural and organisational features of the institution impact on the implementation of the model are explored.

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