How to Join?
Who can join YES?
We welcome young individuals who are:
- aged 16-30 with special needs
- diagnosed with mild to moderate grade intellectual disability
- possess basic self-care skills
- enjoy small group learning
All applications are reviewed carefully by the YES Admission Panel on a case-by-case basis.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more.
What is the length of the YES programme?
YES is a transition programme that is intended to empower and equip individuals with special needs various skill sets before they move onto the next stage of adulthood.
Individual goals are set based on individual’s potentials and ability during their stay at the programme, these goals are reviewed regularly by the trainee, his/her parents/guardians and YES trainers.
While we cannot provide an exact number of years of stay for each trainee as it depends on individual progress and personal goals, it is an imperative goal of YES to plan and prepare for the most suitable exit path for each trainee. Therefore communication between YES and each family is maintained throughout each trainee’s stay at the programme in order to find the best appropriate, long term option for each individual.
What is the application procedure to YES?
To apply for YES, simply fill in the application form and either mail, scan or fax it back to us. There is a non-refundable application fee of HKD350.
When should I apply?
To allow time for administrative procedures as well as a transition period for your child, we recommend you to apply 3 months prior to your desired entry date of programme. You are also welcomed to talk to us any time should you be interested in the programme.
Other professional services?
We sometimes receive enquiries from parents who are interested in getting other professional services for their child such as Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy. YES does provide other professional service as supported by our parent organization, Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service. Professional services such as those mentioned can be arranged when needs are assessed. These services are not included in the YES programme, therefore will be out of programme hours and will be charged separately. To find out more, please contact us here.