Raising a child with disabilities in China can be overwhelming due to a lack of resources and a cultural misunderstanding of disability. Since 2008, ICC has sought to support families raising children with disabilities in an effort to prevent child abandonment and to empower families to remain together. The program was expanded in 2018 to provide services for even more families, including those in rural areas.

We currently have a waiting list of families and can only expand our support services with your help. Will you please becoming a Family Partner through monthly sponsorship of $20, $50 or $100?

By becoming a Family Partner through monthly sponsorship, you will: 

  • Be connected with a group of 5 Chinese families receiving support from ICC (see our current family group that needs sponsorship below).

  • Receive two updates each year on the needs and progress of this group of families.

  • Receive an annual update on the overall impacts and future opportunities of this program.

  • Get the opportunity to visit these families and children by joining our Short Term Teams.

We are currently seeking Family Partners for the deeply-loved Family Group below.

The Camellia Family Group

These families, all of whom live in the same area of Changsha, have children with disabilities and engage in ICC’s Family Partners Program. Your sponsorship helps ICC provide social services, therapy and education for the children and support for their carers to lighten the load on the family. The children receive individualized therapy and education and the caregivers receive training and counselling.

The TAN Family

Haolan is a 9-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy who needs therapy and special education. He enjoys planned activities through ICC as well as his special education classes.

ICC Family Partners Program child Haolan
The TONG Family
ICC Family Partners Program child Xuanxuan

Xuanxuan is a 6-year-old girl with Down syndrome who needs therapy and special education. ICC currently provides both therapy and special education, and she also attends special activities.

The LI Family

Photo coming soon!

Yujun is a 7-year-old girl with Down syndrome who needs therapy and special education. She receives both through ICC’s Family Partners Program.

The MENG Family
ICC Family Partners Program child Xiaoyu

Xiaoyu is a 5-year-old-girl with a cognitive delay. Her parents do not have access to state-supported benefits and her therapy costs at the hospital are very high. The family is in need of low-cost or free therapy and ICC’s Family Partners Program is currently helping provide for her therapy and education needs.

The MA Family
ICC Family Partners Program chid Xiaoding

Xiaoding is an 18-year-old young lady with an intellectual delay and speech disorder. Xiaoding needs therapy and vocational training and her family needs respite care.  Currently, she participates in special activities arranged by ICC’s Family Partners Program.

For more information about Family Partners Sponsorship, contact Erin Schmidt via email or (360) 746-8520.