Companion HK

Diversity & Special Educational Needs

Every child is unique, with their own strengths, interests and challenges. We hope that with the right support and nourishment, all Hong Kong students in the UK can flourish in learning and school life, each in their own way.

We adopt a “neurodiversity” model to inclusive education. While our activities seek to support families and students with special educational needs (SEN) and emotional needs, we also think it’s important not to confine students to boxes and labels . We embrace and appreciate the rich diversity in which we think, learn and relate to one another, as well as the many ways in which we process and express emotions. We hope our children will grow up knowing that “there isn’t one right way to be who we are” and that differences are just part of human diversity, rather than a sign of deficit or weakness.

Nonetheless, we do understand the unique challenges faced by families and children with neurodiversity, with the added stressors of migration and adjusting to a new language and education system. Our aim is to walk with these families and support them as they identify and remove barriers to learning and participation in social life.

We hope to provide individual consultation to parents, and to organise group interventions and self-support activities. We focus particularly on students who do not yet have access to an EHCP, or whose current needs are not met by their EHCP or school support.

Sign up for our next Mindful Parenting Group for parents of neurodiverse children to meet fellow Hong Kongers, to practice mindfulness together and to let us know how we can support you and your child.