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Some of the OpenMind Alliance Parents say...


In the past year Edmund has shown remarkable progress in academics, behavior, social skills and life skills after joining OpenMind Alliance (Special Education Center).

He is able to communicate well with his friends. He has also grown quickly and has turned into a mature young man.

It is our target to help Edmund to achieve even higher goals and we shall never give up when we encounter any difficulties.

Thank you very much for your extra effort and care for Edmund. We always remember that.

Ina and Charles
Edmund is a 15 years old teenager


. . . I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the principal and teachers of OpenMind Alliance.

My daughter, Grace is a 5 years old with Autism. It has been just 5 months since Grace joined your class and we have seen great improvements. It is so amazing to see that Grace had started to talk after 1 month and began to read after 3 months.

Grace had been to other special classes last year, but we saw no results. I wish I had not wasted all that time and money last year.

Please accept my sincere appreciation to your center. Your teachers are very professional, knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend any autistic children to join this excellent program without delay.

Parent of Grace Chan


. . .Tsochi has had significant improvements since she joined OpenMind Alliance 15 months ago. She was shy, had very little eye contact and very limited vocabulary before she started the learning program. Now, she enjoys playing with others, she recognises over 50 words and she is able to make simple conversation with us. She can now tell me what she likes and what she wants. Thank you for all the hard work, we really appreciated it.

. . .I'm very impressed with her reading the book "bubble trouble", and she loves to sing the song "head and shoulders"...see below for two video clips of her reading at home:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqpIVGj45E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIQ3yZwq0OA

Tsochi's Parents


My son is 5 years and 2 months old now. He got his ASD diagnosis on Sep, 2009. However, we had started sending him to OpenMind Alliance since July, 2009 – before he was formally diagnosed. At the same time we tried our best to teach him at home.

Only 13 months ago, he could not say even a single word. He cried and yelled for very small thing. He did not listen and couldn't follow any instruction. We could not understand his needs. He had lots of persistent and strange behaviors such as sitting on the same chair, walking the same road, not allowing us to change his shoes... always jumping, running… He was lonely in daycare, sitting in the corner or lying on the floor. We were all exhausted and frustrated.

Today, he communicates in simple sentences and he greets others appropriately. He can now count, spell, read and write short words. From our home program, he has learned to be totally self sufficient in self care. He has also become a good helper at shopping. In short, he has made incredible progress in a short 15-month period.

My son still needs a lot of guidance – as do any other 5 years olds.

I am glad that we have never worried about not being the experts. No ASD parent is a born expert. However, a positive attitude and always believe in my child get us through the difficult times.

Being positive and never to give up is very important.

the Hu family