The Pro-Talent Association Ltd. was established in 2016 as a project supported by the Chinese University of Hong Kong under the Sustainable Knowledge Transfer Fund. The initiative is to transfer scientific knowledge to the community so that the society can benefit from the research output of the university faculty.
Professor Agnes Chan, the founder and director of the Pro-Talent Association, established the association with her passion and about 30 years of clinical and research experience in children with special education needs. Since establishment, the Pro-Talent Association has provided various types of brain science based clinical neuropsychological training for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), dyslexia, etc.
For the past few years, some of the children trained at our association have demonstrated significant improvement in attention, memory, language, executive functions and psychological wellness. We are pleased to see a lot of the children are able to handle the academic requirement in mainstream school and some of them can even achieve excellent academic performance in mainstream school. Majority of the children have received our clinical training for at least four to five years and continue to show progress at different developmental stage.
Our training effectiveness has also been recognized by the government and professionals from different fields of expertise (e.g., education, helping professions, business, financial, social enterprise), and thus, starting from 2019, we become one of the social enterprises that is funded and supported by the Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme (ESR). The ESR of the Home Affairs Department provides grants for eligible organisations to set up social enterprises in order to enhance the self-reliance and social integration of the socially disadvantaged by provision of job opportunities and / or products / services meeting their specific needs.