The National Autism Team is committed to working co-productively with autistic individuals, parents/ carers, and professionals across Wales. We recently met with Hazel Lim in Swansea Grand Theatre to speak with her about how autism is viewed in the Chinese community, and what information and advice she had to share with professionals, and those who work with autistic people, about how this can affect practice.
Hazel is the founder of the Chinese Autism Support Group, a platform created in partnership with the Chinese In Wales Association in Swansea, where Hazel is now based.
She has an MSc in Autism and Related Conditions, and is also the mother of an autistic son.
Here, she talks about how understanding her son’s condition set her on the path to help support other parents/carers in the Chinese community, and how professionals can adapt their practice to ensure services are accessible for autistic people and their families within the community.
Click here to find out more about the Chinese Autism Support Group
Click here to find out more about The Chinese in Wales Association.
Why was the film created?
This is the third film in a series that the National Autism Team are producing (the first film in the series was Getting to know Gerraint
and the second film was Working with Willow
), where we ask people within the autistic community what they would like parents/carers, professionals, and the general public to know about autism.
The National Autism Team will continue to produce digital stories to celebrate the achievements of those within the autistic community across Wales.