The Children’s Institute of Hong Kong Limited (TCI) was founded in 2003 by the parents of two children with special education needs. Today, TCI operates as a leader to the provision of special education services in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). TCI has been granted charitable organization status under the Inland Revenue Department of the HKSAR.
TCI is located within and closely affiliated with The Harbour School, a general education and progressive kindergarten and primary international school (THS).
TCI serves children and their families using evidence-based and state of the art treatments derived from the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This is made possible, but not limited to the following three elements:
TCI’s relationship and close proximity to THS provides our students with opportunities for inclusion and to learn in a general education and international school setting. All of our students are THS students first. THS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Professional staff are supervised in-house and trained in evidence- based teaching techniques by international full time Board Certified Behavior Analysts from the Behavior Analysis Certificaiton Board, Inc. (USA). TCI was first in Hong Kong to have BCBAs.
TCI improves the community through training and consultation services to local schools (Cantonese), work with professional organizations (Hong Kong Association for Behavior Analysis), and through guest lectures and research with local universities.