[Explanation] Cai Jianzhi is 52 years old this year. After graduating from Taiwan University of Science and Technology 30 years ago, he participated in an 11-year autism research project.

In 2003, Cai Jianzhi opened the first child development center in Taiwan that integrates medicine and education, and has since been invited to the mainland many times to share the concept of integrated teaching.

  [Explanation] In 2014, Cai Jianzhi successively carried out integrated education training lectures in Shandong, Shanghai, Jiangsu and other places.

In May 2020, he came to Wuhan and opened the first full-time integrated education center in Hubei.

  [Explanation] On June 4, Cai Jianzhi, an autistic therapist and child development education expert, said in an interview with reporters that whether in Taiwan or the mainland, there is only one goal, and that is to help these special children.

  [Concurrent] Autism Occupational Therapist Cai Jianzhi

  The country has been promoting this thing. In fact, I personally feel that I am fortunate to be able to participate (helping children with special needs) at this time. It is actually quite touching.

Because I am in this industry, I think it’s not like I’m the other person. In this industry, let’s not say that children with autism are in Wuhan, but they are all in need everywhere in the country.

  [Explanation] The reporter walked into the education center and saw that 17 special children with physical and mental disabilities were happily learning roller skating under the leadership of special education and rehabilitation teachers, in order.

According to the teachers of the center, children always keep their heads down and refuse to walk or eat independently. Now they are almost the same as ordinary children, and many of them will soon be able to enter ordinary kindergartens.

  [Concurrent] Autism Occupational Therapist Cai Jianzhi

  Our philosophy is to help him understand the world, to help people and things around him also understand him, (everyone) can live in peace, then basically his quality of life goes to the next stage.

Then our intervention to him at this time is to help him and improve his quality of life.

As long as we can intervene in this part, it is usually effective.

  [Explanation] Compared with ordinary children, children with autism are inherently extremely sensitive to environmental perception and emotionally more unstable.

Cai Jianzhi often wears green and yellow T-shirts. The bright colors can make children feel warm and peaceful.

  [Concurrent] Autism Occupational Therapist Cai Jianzhi

  In fact, these special children are not venomous snakes and beasts. As long as we go through some special treatment, these children can go to school with our children. I think these children should be treated fairly.

As long as we can de-stigmatize them, it is not a disease, he is a child with special needs.

  [Explanation] It is understood that in the past 30 years, Cai Jianzhi has treated more than 4,000 autistic children on both sides of the strait.

  Reporter Zheng Ziyan reports from Wuhan, Hubei

Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]

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