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1 Month Intensive Treatment

Currently in Hong Kong, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is only provided by private practices and is very expensive. Parents who are unable to afford private services are often required to wait for long periods of time before receiving government or subsidised services. Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) is here to bridge this gap.

Starting from 2016, APF provides a month of intensive ABA Treatment for free to children with Autism from low income families, this service is unique and the very first of its kind in Hong Kong. And the service of over 50 hours of direct intervention also includes parent education, providing training for parents so they can continue teaching their children when the service has ended.

One-month One on One Intensive ABA Treatment 

Children will receive a month of intensive 1:1 ABA treatment from our professionally trained therapists. These therapists will also be overseen and supervised by a behavioral analyst superviser. In addition, consultants from Autism Partnership Hong Kong and AP School will also provide free consultations to the APF therapy team to ensure the best results. 

Curriculum will be highly individualised, from increasing spontaneous language, cooperation and attention to reducing behaviour problems, and from enhancing cognition and language skills to play and social skills. 


Parental Continuity

On completion, parents will also be given a comprehensive list of objectives that their children can continue to work on in the future.

Parental Expertise

In addition to providing treatment for children, we will be working closely with each family to ensure effective teaching will be carried onwards when the children complete the program. We will achieve this through parent seminars and participation in our treatment sessions. Parents will be encouraged to work directly with their children in some of the sessions where guidance and direction will be provided from our therapists. 

Service Audience

This program is solely designed for 6 years old or younger children with Autism** from low-income families.
(income NOT more than average household income in Hong Kong*, household net asset value NOT more than 1.5 times of the total net asset limit of public rental housing^)
*Refer to Census and Statistics Department’s Domestic households by household size and monthly household income
^Refer to the Hong Kong Housing Authority

**Free Initial screening can be provided.

Treatment Location and Time

The treatment will last for 1 month, from Monday to Friday
(I) 9:00am-11:30am or
(II) 12:45pm-3:15pm or
(III) 3:30pm-6:00pm
Location: APF Therapy & Support Center  (21/F, Elite Centre, 22 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HK)


To apply this service, please download the form (DOCX or PDF) and return the completed form to us.

In order to make full use of the resources, we have the below arrangments:

1.      Meeting between therapist and parents
Prior to conducting treatment, our therapist will meet with the child’s parents for around 30 minutes. The purpose is for the therapist to further understand the child’s situation. The meeting will be held in the Therapy & Support Center. Parents are requested to come, in order to facilitate formulation of the treatment content.

 2.     Reservation fee
A reservation fee of HKD2,000 will be charged.
Remarks: An attendance rate of 90% or over (attending 45 hours out of 50 hours) will be required for a full refund. Otherwise, the reservation fee will NOT be refunded. The reservation fee will be refunded on the last day of treatment.
*If the child is absent due to illness, medical certificate should be submitted, otherwise it will be considered an absence.

3.      Service charge
APF will charge a service fee based on statistics from the General Household Survey released quarterly by the Census and Statistics Department, and the total monthly income of the household. All charges will be based on the total household income at the time of application.

The service charge is calculated based on whether applicant’s total household income reaches the median income’s:  

30% or below



5% of household’s monthly income

* If the total household income is higher than the median household income, the applicant will not be eligible for this service.

All service charges will not be refunded

4.      Asset Limit
APF will consider applications which the total household net asset value of the applicant does not exceed 1.5 times of the total net asset limit of public rental housing from the Hong Kong Housing Authority (https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/flat-application/income-and-asset-limits/index.html).

Family size

Total Net Asset Limit of Public Rental Housing (Effective from 4 April 2024)

Accepted total household net asset limit
(not include one self-occupied property)



















We welcome NGOs to partner with us so that the people in need will be benefited from this service program.  
If you are interested in this service, please email to service@apf.org.hk