Autism Partnership School, Hong Kong

26 January 2011



Andiappan Yoga Community Partners with the Autism Partnership School

Note: This program is not currently active. If you would like to help restart or teach in this program, please click the ”Volunteer for this project” button below or contact AYC at info@yogacommunity.org

The Autism Partnership School (APS) is a non-profit, non-subvented, special needs school in Hong Kong. It is also the biggest private registered special needs school that can cater to as many as 64 primary students. As the only school in HK specialized in teaching children with autism, they accept students at different ages and levels of functionality.

Over the past 12 years, APS has come across many parents who have expressed their concerns over the lack of specific school placements for children with autism. This school was founded for these parents who desire a quality, individualized education program for their children in a regular school setting.

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Dr.Yogananth Andiappan

Yogananth Andiappan, was born to India's famous Yoga Guru, Dr. Asana Andiappan. He started learning Yoga from his Father and Guru at the age of two. By the age of thirty, Yogananth is well qualified in the field of Yoga having completed two diplomas (Yoga and Naturopathy, Yogic Science and Education), a Bachelor and Master of Science in Yoga and Naturopathy from Manonmanian Sundaranar University in Chennai, India. He has completed his Ph.D. thesis on the effect of yoga therapy and natural yogic diet on cancer patients with the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University in India. He not only has won many State, National, and International Titles in Yoga Championships but has also given workshops, demonstrations and conducts Teacher Training across different countries including Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, and France. He is also appointed as the 'Honorary Professor' at Zhangzhou University in China. His contribution in the field of yoga from the very young age was appreciated by two presidents of India. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Smt.Pratibha Devisingh Patil. Yogananth specializes in Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. His passion and mission in life are to spread the benefits of Yoga to all those who are interested and open to its philosophy. In addition, he wishes to continue his research on the countless Asanas and its benefit. Yogananth published a high-quality coffee table yoga book called 'Yoga from the Heart', and launched a DVD titled 'Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga'  and Andiappan Yoga Therapy Series which is a Yoga video DVD for home practice. He is the Founder and Director of  Andiappan Yoga Community and Anahata Yoga a professional Yoga Centre in Hong Kong.

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