Transitioning into adulthood
What happens next when children with special needs and disabilities become adults? Our line-up of expert speakers and representatives from supportive community groups will talk to you on how to help your child on their journey to adulthood.
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm, Saturday, 26th October
Venue: Events room, Skadden, 42/F Landmark, Central
Price: HK$150 / person
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Dr. Ng, Simon Tat Ming - Parent
Assistant Professor in Law/Senior Programme Director, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
Simon has written and lectured on disability issues and equal education rights of disabled/SEN students, and plays an active part in the promotion of disability equality and inclusion, working with global experts researching, teaching and advocating disability rights and equality. At HKU SPACE, he initiated the Workshop on Disability Rights and Equality in 2015, which is a training course aiming to empower self-advocates, third-party advocates, civil societies and others working on the disability cause, based on the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Simon has worked with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) with local communities in China and Taiwan, serves on the Advisory Group of the International Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream Project, and is pursuing a project to accommodate blind students to pursue LL.B. degrees via HKU SPACE.
Ms. Lilian Ma - Parent
Certified Financial Planner, Unit Manager at Manulife
Financial Committee Member of the Guardianship and Estate Management Policy Monitoring Group
Lilian has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry in Canada and Hong Kong. Lilian is also the founder of JLM WELLNESS and website www.12minerals.com, and the Hong Kong Representative of the Institute of Biochemic Medicine (Asia Pacific). Lilian is interested in estate planning for families of disabled children. She is a member of the Concern Group of Guardianship System and Financial Affairs in Hong Kong and is closely following the development of the Special Needs Trust recently launched by the Social Welfare Department of Hong Kong.
Ms. Lindsay Ernst
Lecturer in Human Rights Experiential Learning Associate Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law Co-Director, LLM in Human Rights, University of Hong Kong
Lindsay Ernst specializes in developing interdisciplinary experiential learning opportunities focused on advancing social justice and human rights. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong as a researcher and part-time lecturer in 2012, Lindsay was the Head of Clinical Programmes at the Justice Centre Hong Kong (formerly the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre) where she designed and launched the Refugee Legal Assistance Clinic in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brooklyn Law School and the University of New South Wales. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2007, Lindsay was a Skadden Fellow with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York City, and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law. She has also served as a law clerk with the King’s County Family Court in New York and the Public Defender Service in Washington DC.
Ms. Amy Fernando - Parent
Head of PR & Business Development, Sensational
Consultancy Operations Committee (Marketing), SNNHK
With over 20 years’ experience in corporate training in Europe and Asia, Amy has worked with many global, local and governmental organizations in sales, training and marketing roles. Diversity and Inclusion is a topic very close to her heart; she is also a member of the Operations Committee of Special Needs Network Hong Kong, and she volunteers for other charitable organizations.