5-Day Intensive 1 on 1 Program
The Jumpstart Program is a concentrated 5-day intensive APM program designed to accelerate children’s skills and achieve goals that might normally take months to achieve.
It is a powerful opportunity for families to make rapid progress with their child in a short time frame. We will be able to identify critical learning areas, examine trouble areas and provide intensive focus to address these issues.
It is ideal for families who wish to experience APM treatment and evaluate whether AP is right for them before committing or having to give up other services. It is also suitable for families who wish to boost their child’s skills in a short period of time.
What does the Jumpstart Program include?
5 Days Oversight
by Director-level clinicians
Daily Direct 1 on 1 Therapy
by a Behavioral Consultant
An Overview report for Parents
At the completion of the Jumpstart week, AP will provide parents a report, including a thorough overview of the child’s current abilities and the future direction of the treatment process
Who is the Jumpstart Program for?
Jumpstart Program is ideal for local or international families of children with ASD who:
- Families who are new to APM and would like to experience what AP is able to achieve in a short time frame. This program can enable better decisions about joining longer term local services.
- Families who are experiencing specific difficulties and would like to be resolved quickly to enable more and more rapid progress.
- Families who cannot stay in Hong Kong for an extensive period and wish to experience APM treatment.
- Families starting a local service or/and overseas consultation and want a boost to start the treatment in the most optimal way.
Dr. Raymond Fung holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Bristol, a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. His doctoral thesis explored Progressive ABA, Autism and Technology. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has been teaching individuals with autism and training professionals for over 20 years.
Ms. Lai-Kan Wong is a Certified Progressive Behavior Analyst (Autism Professional), a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. She embarked on her journey with Autism Partnership in 2001. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience working with children across different settings, including individual therapy sessions, small group training, and ABA classrooms. Ms. Wong is now responsible for overseeing Autism Partnership centers in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai, and she provides clinical support to consultants in different offices.
Ms. Teri Mok obtained her Master degree in Early Childhood Education in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She joined Autism Partnership in 2002 and began working as a Program Specialist. She is experienced in working with children across different settings, including therapy session, small group training and ABA Classrooms. Moreover, she also helped conducting workshop for professionals in Mainland China and Hong Kong since 2013. Since 2014, Ms. Mok has been helping to set up an office in Manila, Philippine. She has been helping to design individualized programs, supervise cases, train local staffs, conduct school observation, provide parents and helpers training, and meet new families at AP Manila office. Currently, she is one of the Behavioral Consultant in our new established AP Beijing center.
Mr. Frederick Chan is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) degree from University of Melbourne, Australia, Master of Social Science from University of Hong Kong and Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College.
Dr. David Fischer received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, USA, advised by Dr. Sandra Harris. Since 1999, he was worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, Georgia working in the severe behavior unit, short-term-out-patient clinic, feeding disorders unit, and early intervention clinic. From 2007 – 2011, he trained public school teachers to instruct and manage the behavior of their students diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. He also was the clinical coordinator of the Asperger’s College Program, which provides support services to Rutgers students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder.
Renee Pang holds a Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Monash University, Australia. She joined Autism Partnership, Singapore, in 2010 and worked with children on both one-on-one and group settings and provided shadow-aide support in mainstream schools. In 2013, Renee became a Program Supervisor where she worked on designing and tailoring curriculum for the child’s needs under the supervision of the consultants. Additionally, she also ran social groups in mainstream schools and collaborated with teachers and principals to devise integration plans. Renee also provides staff and parent training sessions locally and overseas. She is also fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Since 2019, Renee currently works with Autism Partnership, Hong Kong, to provide consultation, parent training, and staff training for clients in Shanghai.
Ms. Jane Lai is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from The University of Hong Kong. She has experience in working with children in both one-on-one and group settings, social groups and school shadowing. Her responsibilities also include Parent Training, Train the Trainer and Jumpstart Programs for both local and international families. She is also an active member in supporting the development of our APSPARKS Resources platform.
Ms. June Tam holds a Master of Social Sciences in Psychology of Education from City University of Hong Kong. She has over 13 years of experience working with children with ASD across different settings including individual therapy session and group training. In 2007, Ms Tam took up the role as a Lead Teacher in AP School. For the past 8 years in AP School, she helped students learning in a big group setting and implementing individualized programs in both Chinese and English speaking classes. Her professional experiences include designing Individualized Education Plan (IEP), supervising cases and providing training to parents.
Ms. Christy Lai is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ms. Lai joined Autism Partnership (AP) in 2011 and she has extensive experience in working with children with ASD. Ms. Christy Lai currently take lead of the case supervision in the new established AP Beijing center. At the same time, she oversees the Little Learners program in Hong Kong and Shanghai and consults families in Asia. She directs overseas training to staff in the Train the Trainer program and provides parent education to families with children with ASD. She also conducts Jumpstart and PIIP programs locally and internationally. In additions, she is keen to take part in overseas ASD conferences and take lead of the design and production of AP teaching materials. Moreover, she helps with producing ABA training videos and articles in the APSPARKS website for public education.
Ms Sanna Kontinen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Master’s Degree in Language and Communication Impairment in Children from the UK’s University of Sheffield.
Mr. Justin Cho is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Masters of Applied Disability Studies in ABA from Brock University, Canada. He joined Autism Partnership in 2009 and has accumulated many years of experience in working directly with children of ASD in one-on-one, social groups, school shadow and Little Learners.
Ms. Smitty Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She has experience in working with children in both one-on-one therapy sessions and group settings. Smitty has also provided shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools and collaborating well with the school and family. Additionally, she has also conducted Parent Training, Train the Trainer and Jumpstart Programs for both local and international families. She is also an active member in supporting the development of our AP Sparks Resources platform.
Mr. Ambrose Cheung is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education in Endicott College and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honors from the University of Sydney, Australia. Mr. Cheung is experienced in providing one-on-one therapy and group sessions to individuals with ASD.
Ms. Winkie Ng is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. Ms. Ng is experienced in providing one-on-one therapy, group sessions, parent training in Accelerate Program. Winkie is also responsible in providing overseas therapy, shadowing for kindergarten schools. In addition, Ms. Ng has been involving in the Train the Trainer Program and conducting Jumpstart Program. Since 2020, she has been supporting AP Training Director, Raymond Fung, to design individualized programs, supervise cases and train new clinical staff in Sparks training program. She also partakes in the production of ABA training videos and materials for AP’s ABA resource platform. Currently, she receives ongoing training from Dr. Angel Au (Clinical Psychologists) and Mr. Toby Mountjoy (AP Director).
Jumpstart Program FAQ
The Jumpstart Program aims to jumpstart your child’s progress within a short period of time (5 to 10 days). The program is customised and may include one or more of the following goals* (depending on the needs of your child and clinical recommendation):
- Addressing challenging behaviors which may arise from various sources of frustration, the lack of understanding, and also possibly the inability to wait
- Building your child’s compliance to follow instructions
- Equipping your child with critical foundational ‘learning how to learn’ skills to help your child be more ready to learn
- Specific issues that are high on your priority
Following Jumpstart Program, parents can choose to:
- To do another week of Jumpstart Program to work on other goals
- To commence long-term 1:1 APM Therapy at AP Hong Kong
- To engage our International Consultation services and Train-The-Trainer Program