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What are the Chinese government’s subsidies to families with autistic children?

The government is responsible for ensuring the survival and development of autistic children.
Cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Changzhou have not only formulated
relevant policies for autistic people, but also provided corresponding assistance policies for
autistic children.

For example, Shanghai provides an annual subsidy of 3,000 yuan to families with diagnosed
autistic children aged 0-7, while Jinan provides an annual subsidy of 4,800 yuan and Nanjing
12,000 yuan.

When the government provides subsidies and subsidies for the rehabilitation training of autistic
children’s families, it usually does not directly give the money to the parents, but selects the best
and most excellent local rehabilitation institutions with the best hardware and software facilities
and sets them as designated rehabilitation institutions of the Disabled Persons Federation.

Then local autistic children who do rehabilitation training in designated rehabilitation institutions
can get government subsidies, and the government will allocate the money to designated
rehabilitation institutions for autistic children, and finally the institutions will reduce the child’s
tuition.

China has invested 30 million yuan in 31 pilot cities to carry out rehabilitation training for autistic
children.
Since 2009, we have provided rescue rehabilitation assistance to families under the age of six
who are in extreme difficulty. Provincial Disabled Person Federations have also adopted
different forms and standards of rehabilitation training subsidies.

Over the past five years, China has invested RMB432 million to carry out the “Rehabilitation
Program for Children with Autism in Poverty”, providing rehabilitation training subsidies to
36,000 children with autism in poverty, and actively encouraging local governments to formulate
policies to increase the rehabilitation and assistance for children with disabilities, including
children with autism. 

 

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