Viet Nam News HCM CITY - Vocational training and occupational counselling for people with autism is needed to help them live independently and better integrate into society, experts said. At an ASEAN policy workshop held last Saturday in HCM City, Dr Nguyễn Xuân Thắng, director of the Centre for Rehabilitation and Support Children With Disabilities in the city, said that this kind of counselling is lacking in Việt Nam. Only a few establishments, most of them set up by parents of children with autism, are providing vocational training and occupational counselling, Thắng said. Students at Tuổi Ngọc Specialised School in the city's Bình Thạnh District, for instance, are taught how to make handicraft products, such as key rings, bracelets and postcards. They also learn to weave handbags, along with cooking and making cakes. According to Phạm Thị Kim Tâm, founder of the Tuổi Ngọc Specialised School, people with autism can work in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and supermarkets. … [Read more...] about Awareness low of autist needs, abilities – Society – Vietnam News Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports
At an ASEAN policy workshop held on April 1 in HCM City, Dr Nguyen Xuan Thang, director of the Centre for Rehabilitation and Support Children With Disabilities in the city, said that this kind of counselling is lacking in Vietnam. Only a few establishments, most of them set up by parents of children with autism, are providing vocational training and occupational counselling, Thang said. Students at Tuoi Ngoc Specialised School in the city’s Binh Thanh district, for instance, are taught how to make handicraft products, such as key rings, bracelets and postcards. They also learn to weave handbags, along with cooking and making cakes. According to Pham Thi Kim Tam, founder of the Tuoi Ngoc Specialised School, people with autism can work in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and supermarkets. Computer game testing could also be suitable for people with autism, Tam said. Pham Thi Yen, deputy director of the Albert Einstein Centre in Hanoi, says people with autism can also work in … [Read more...] about Low awareness of autistic needs, abilities
As the Olympic hoardings are taken down in Rio de Janeiro and the Carnival atmosphere subsides, there is relief that cash-strapped Brazil avoided making a mess of the Games but also a nagging suspicion it did not make the most of them either. Brazil overcame fears over the Zika virus, a painful recession that left government coffers bare, and the suspension of its president just three months before the opening ceremony of the first Games in South America. Two years ago, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned that Brazil's preparations were the worst he had ever seen. Yet a last-minute scramble meant that venues and a new metro line to the Olympic Park were ready in time. Security fears, which prompted the deployment of 85,000 police and security for the Games, were also proved wrong - there was no major attacks of the kind seen recently in Europe. Yet in terms of the long-term benefits to residents and the image of Rio to the outside world, the Games … [Read more...] about Olympics-Brazil didn’t mess up Games, nor did it make most of them
VietNamNet Bridge – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will celebrate its 50th founding anniversary next year. So, it's time for the organization to consider the near future. A particularly important question is how to help ASEAN become more effective in addressing the emerging security challenges. The biggest worry now is that currently ASEAN cannot form a common stance on the issue of the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea) dispute, mainly because of the principles of consensus of this association.The consensus principle Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang at the 38th Singapore Lecture forum, held by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, with the theme "Strengthening partnership for sustainable development of the region". Due to the great diversity of the ASEAN member countries, the association has considered the consensus principle as a fundamental principle of its activities. Officially put on … [Read more...] about How can the deadlock of ASEAN on the East Sea be overcome?
It was now 6:30 PM, the moment that might, according to westerners' beliefs, bring luck to anyone, good or bad. When it stopped near a secondary school, tall children and other waiting people tried to get on through the automatic front door while, at the central door, most of the commuters were getting off. Among the former group there was a trainee welder of about 17 coming from a far-away rural locality to work for an enormous 50-storey building project now under construction. Looking at the new passengers slowly moving further and further inside the aisle, the driver mumbled, "What a huge crowd!" and closed the automatic doors suddenly. At once, a loud cry resounded from the roadbed because the trainee's right foot got stuck at the half-closed door and he tumbled down on the pavement. "Just a minor incident!" remarked the ticket collector after he came down to help the unlucky guy stand up. "Why don't you call a taxi to take him to hospital at once?" asked one of the passengers. … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – Between two young men
VietNamNet Bridge - It is a famous US politician, whose life and political career has closely tied with Vietnam - Senator John McCain. The Vietnam - United States relations are approaching a milestone: 20 years of normalized relations (12/7/ 1995-12/7/2015). This event is more meaningful due to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to the US (6-10/7/2015) at the invitation of President Barack Obama. Twenty years in the long history of the two nations are just like a blink, but in that "blink", the two countries have made very important steps. Indeed, even with abundant imagination, 20 years ago it was hard to imagine that the relations between the two former enemies in an extremely brutal war can develop powerfully, with great promising prospects like they are today. Despite many existing problems, the US-Vietnam relationship exists today thanks to the joint efforts of the leaders and people of both countries. Among American … [Read more...] about A well-known American politician and the fate of Vietnam
A young doctor in Thanh Hoa Province is in desperate need of financial support to help save his life as now he is in a vegetative state after an accident. Nguyen Khac Thai, 26, from Thanh Hoa City’s Quang Thanh Ward faced an accident while bathing in the central province of Nghe An Province’s Cua Lo Town. Thai’s father Nguyen Khac Ngo said that after graduating from the Hanoi University of Medicine in 2015 with the excellent degree, Thai studied at an intensive training course of the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics. In October 2016, he joined a voluntary campaign. When the campaign ended, the voluntary group went to Nghe An’s Province Cua Lo Town to enjoy a holiday before coming back Hanoi. During bathing at a beach in Cua Lo Town, Thai began drowning. After being saved, he suffered from clinical death. Since then, he has been living with the vegetative state. Two months ago, Thai was taken home for self-treatment as his family couldn’t afford … [Read more...] about Young doctor in vegetative state needs urgent help DTiNews
Next week: How can Viet Nam promote its traditional intangible cultural heritage? Traditional Vietnamese music is highly diverse, ranging from Hue's royal court music or Nha Nhac Cung Dinh, cheo, a form of generally satirical , to ca tru and hat xoan, a form of art that originated in Phu Tho Province. Nha nhac Cung Dinh was recognised in 2005 by UNESCO as an intangible World Cultural Heritage. Recently, hat xoan has also been submitted to UNESCO for recognition as an intangible World Cultural Heritage. Viet Nam has been trying to promote its intangible assets to the world and to tourists who visit the country from open air theatres where you can see traditional art performances such as cheo or xam at night in Ha Noi's pedestrian streets, to performances of Nha Nhac Cung Dinh in Hue. If you have been to one of these shows, tell us about what you thought. Did you like them? Did you feel it was a good way to introduce the country's music to the world? What else do you think Viet Nam … [Read more...] about How can Viet Nam promote its traditional intangible cultural heritage?
Short Story (24-12-2006) Seven days in our new house by Thu Hang The first day On our first day in our new home, we paid homage to our ancestors and worshipped the spirits of the land. After setting aside some of our fruits, sweets and cakes, we divided the remainder into five equal portions to offer them to our new neighbours, a common practise in the country. The house opposite ours belonged to a young married couple: a brown-skinned, stout and loud-mouthed wife and a pale-complexioned, jovial husband. "These two mouths we've got to feed are good for nothing," The wife snarled. "Our first child's a drug-addict; we sent him to correction school a few years ago. His younger sister's a fast-liver... " Her husband elbowed her sharply to silence her. "Well, what's the use of hiding it?" she retorted. Feeling awkward, I made a quick getaway. "Tomorrow, I'll come by for a visit!" the woman called after me. I walked to the house on the right, which was practically vibrating … [Read more...] about Seven days in our new house
Can you repeat that? Australian artists explore the over-familiar The more things change : I Love You by Glen Glarke draws on the familiar spiral motif of conical hats and silk fans. — VNS Photo (07-01-2005) by Thu Ngoc HCM CITY— "Same same but different" is a popular catch phrase in Viet Nam, and one in which two Australian sculptors have found inspiration. ‘Difference in Repetition’ is a collection of installations using bamboo, paper, and Vietnamese iconic imagery created by Glen Clarke and Gail Joy Kenning. "Many things are repeated over and over in our lives, but each time and for each person it is different," said Clarke, a professional sculptor who graduated from the art and design programme at Melbourne’s Monash University. "In this exhibition, we are trying to show that even when things are constantly repeated, there is an evolution and change that makes them different," said Clarke. He said his works "combine facts and feelings" … [Read more...] about Can you repeat that? Australian artists explore the over-familiar