About Us
  • Mission

    Our mission is to protect,foster,develop and advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.


    Incorporated in 1986,the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped (AMHA) was launched as a local non-profit association that provides services and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities in Macau.AMHA was initially founded by a small group of caring people and we have been serving countless,women and children with developmental challenges.We are committed to create and establish care for them with the objective of promoting and providing comprehensive care and services.Through our wide range of caring activities,AMHA has achieved sustainable development and productive livelihood to all the intellectual disabilities.


    Over the 35 years of establishment,AMHA has developed a broad and profound service to the society.With a proud history and a promising future,we will continue to help our students to grow and thrive at home,at work,and in the community.


    Our visions

    1.We want a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued.


    2.We believe people with disability should have the same opportunities as everyone else.


    3.We work to build a community that protects rights,includes everyone,and supports people well.


    4.We believe in supporting families to advocate for their children and adult members with developmental disabilities.


    5.We strive to effect positive change in our society by offering and supporting developmental services.

  • About us

    AMHA Governance


    AMHA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated volunteers.If you like to learn more about our association,please feel free to contact us at 28340683.


    Our History


    In 1986,a new era was dawning for the people with developmental challenges.New attitudes and new laws would take those with disabilities out of institutions and place them in the community,more in the mainstream.We were excited about the better lives now promised to our intellectually challenged children.We saw the new system as an opportunity and as a responsibility to create the very best lives possible for them.We continue to advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities,to provide a safe and nurturing environment.From then on,it was full speed ahead for us.We learned about grants,foundations,licensing,city regulations as well as community meetings.Through the decades,the commitment of our staff and our generous supporters stays strong,keeping AMHA the place where people with developmental challenges thrive.


    Over the years,we have established many centres catering to different groups of intellectual disabilities.


    1.Kai Chi Early Training Centre that serves children from birth to 3 years of age who are considered at risk for developmental delay.


    2.Kai Chi School offers care settings and learning environment for children from 3 to 6 years old so they can access to opportunities and environments that promote optimal physical,cognitive,social,emotional,and spiritual development.


    3.Kai Lung Centre and Kai Hong Centre offer model programs of service for students over 16 years of age with developmental challenges.Our in-depth services provide developmentally challenged adults with day programs where our centres are cheerful and students are well cared for.They feel safe and they have fun.


    4.Sam Meng Chi Snack Shop provides a continuum of support to help our students to learn the necessary basic culinary skills and abilities to ultimately find and maintain employment and be fully included in the community.


    The Future


    In 2021 marks AHMA's 35th year of service to those with special needs.We have weathered many a storm financially but our commitment is stronger than ever.We have been serving more numerous students in our diversified day programs.Since the beginning However,despite our success,we cannot rest on our laurels.We must continue to advocate vigorously for our students and pursue new funding to provide the best care possible for all our developmental disability students.


    Tours


    You're invited


    AHMA is proud to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.We have 4 Centres and one school where we provide care for our adorable students.


    If you would like to tour one of our beautiful centres and learn more about AMHA,please feel free to contact us at 28340683 or via email us at amha@macau.ctm.net.


    We're looking forward to introducing you to the happy family of AMHA.


    Videos


    Check out our short film about our students of AMHA on YouTube.Our short movies were made by our staff and students who wanted to do something special for the society.


    http://www.amha.org.mo/index/index/movie.html

  • Giving

    Your donation supports much needed programs and services that make genuine differences in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.


    You can support our work in 3 ways


    A Donate by cheque


    You may donate by sending a cheque addressed to:


    The Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped


    Romal dos Mouros no.14 Edif Pearl Court 4 andar C Macau SAR


    For more information,please feel free to contact us at 28340683


    B Donate by bank transfer


    You may deposit your donation addressed to the accounts of the Macau Service Association for the Mentally Handicapped


    Tai Fung bank MOP:201-1-04864-8


    HKD:101-1-05305-5


    ICBC MOP:0119100300000416642


    BOC MOP:180101208024360


    HKD:180111238613313


    C Join the volunteer group


    We wish to have more people participate in our volunteer work to support the intellectually disabled in Macau.Your participation will definitely be a motivation and an encouragement for our work.If you would like to be a volunteer in our organization,please feel free to contact us via phone during our office hours:28340683

  • Inclusion Services

    Kai Chi Early Training Centre

    Kai Chi Early Training Centre is a family-centered,that means that you,the parent,will participate in what kind of help your child needs.Families play a vital role in every child's development.From birth to 3 years,a child develops at a rapid pace.Early childhood development depends in part on experiences provided by the infant's family.


    Once you are referred to the program,a consultant will meet with you to create a plan for service.Together we will plan activities together that best meet both your child's and your family's needs.Your consultant will provide up-to-date information about your child's routine at the Centre.Infant Development Consultants are university graduates with skills and knowledge specializing in child development.They will assist you to enhance your infant's most important years.


    Services provided:

    1.One-on-one training

    2.Group training

    3.Physiotherapy

    4.Occupational Therapy

    5.Speech Therapy

    6.Family Support


    Basic requirements:

    1.Applicant must hold either the Macau SAR permanent resident identity card or the Macau resident permit.

    2.An official health certificate signed by a medical doctor from the Conde S.Januário Hospital (C.H.C.S.J.) claiming no indication of infectious diseases is required before acceptance.

    3.Applicant needs to be referred by the Children Comprehensive Evaluation Centre or by the Joint Centre for Pediatric Assessment with developmental challenges.


    Kai Chi School

    Kai Chi School offers care settings and learning environment for children from 3 to 6 years of age so they can access to opportunities and environments that promote optimal physical,cognitive,social,emotional,and spiritual development.Our school promotes maximum development through evidence-based interventions,consultations,and education.Our quality programs support children and their families to develop understanding,acceptance,and respect for diversity as well as to provide a range of services including inclusive childcare,school-age programs and children's respite.


    Services provided:

    1.Full Time Schooling

    2.Physiotherapy

    3.Occupational Therapy

    4.Speech Therapy

    5.Family Support


    Basic requirements:

    1.Applicant must hold either the Macau SAR permanent resident identity card or the Macau resident permit.

    2.An official health certificate signed by a medical doctor from the Conde S.Januário Hospital (C.H.C.S.J.) claiming no indication of infectious diseases is required before acceptance.

    3.Applicant needs to be referred by the Macau Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ).


    Kai Lung Centre

    Kai Lung Centre supports students aged over 16 years and our day programs consist of recreational,social,educational,and behavioral skills training for individuals with developmental disabilities.Our students gain greater independence and quality of life through participation in community-based social,recreational and vocational activities.

    The curriculum of Kai Lung's day program includes speech therapy and communication skills training,sensory integration training,vocational skills training,physical therapy and gross motor exercises,art and ceramics classes,daily living skills training and community outings.


    Services provided:

    1.Self-care

    2.Pre-Vocational Training

    3.General Education

    4.Sensory Stimulation and Physical Training

    5.Communication and Interpersonal Skills

    6.Recreation and Leisure


    Basic requirements:

    1.Applicant must hold either the Macau SAR permanent resident identity card or the Macau resident permit.

    2.An official health certificate signed by a medical doctor from the Conde S.Januário Hospital (C.H.C.S.J.) claiming no indication of infectious diseases is required before acceptance.

    3.Applicant needs to be referred by the General Assessment Centre of the Rehabilitation Service of the Social Welfare Bureau (SWB).


    Kai Hong Centre

    Kai Hong Centre accepts students aged 16 or over with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.The Centre hosts an expanded program featuring a variety of activities for our students who cannot function at more independent levels.Their activities include repeated traditional disciplines such as motor skills development,life skills,and arts and crafts.Also,Kai Hong Centre offers day activities to medically fragile students.The programs at the Centre also include sensory stimulation,physical fitness,speech therapy,nutritional counselling and occupational therapy.


    Services provided:

    1.One-on-One/Group Therapy

    2.Counselling and Consultation

    3.Family Outdoor Activity

    4.Family Support

    5.Occupational Therapy

    6.Healthcare

    7.Community Education

    8.Workshops for parents

    9.Occupational Training Team

    10.Community Integration Program


    Basic requirements:

    1.Applicant must hold either the Macau SAR permanent resident identity card or the Macau SAR resident permit.

    2.An official health certificate signed by a medical doctor from the Conde S.Januário Hospital (C.H.C.S.J.) claiming no indication of infectious diseases is required before acceptance.

    3.Applicant needs to be referred by the General Assessment Centre of the Rehabilitation Service of the Social Welfare Bureau (SWB).


    Sam Meng Chi Snack Shop

    Sam Meng Chi Snack Shop accepts students aged between 16 to 45 years old and is a Macau Social Welfare Bureau (SWB) supported on site learning and employment centre.Sam Meng Chi Snack Shop has been in operation since 2002 assisting students with moderate developmental disabilities with motivation to become a part of the workforce in the society.The Shop hosts an expanded program featuring a variety of cooking activities for students who may function at more independent levels.The curriculum of the day program,besides communication skills training,sensory integration training,vocational skills training,and gross motor exercises,also includes a combination of hands-on approach to culinary operations with basic techniques and creativity.During the training,the basic culinary traditions and skills are brought closer together to create a unique and inspiring learning experience.These learning activities promote traditional disciplines such as motor skills development,offers on-site training students a safe and nurturing place to prepare for,find and keep community based work placements.


    Services provided:

    1.One-on-One/Group Therapy

    2.Counselling and Consultation

    3.Family Outdoor Activity

    4.Family Support

    5.Occupational Training Team

    6.Community Integration Program


    Basic requirements:

    1.Applicant must hold either the Macau SAR permanent resident identity card or the Macau SAR resident permit.

    2.An official health certificate signed by a medical doctor from the Conde S.Januário Hospital (C.H.C.S.J.) claiming no indication of infectious diseases is required before acceptance.

    3.Applicant needs to apply at the Rehabilitation Service of the Social Welfare Bureau (SWB).Suitable applications will be referred to Sam Meng Chi Snack Shop for interviews.

  • Join us

    AMHA is a non-profit association reliant on members for support.

    Membership gives you the power to influence.With a AMHA membership you have a voice to protect the rights of your loved one.membership with AMHA,a non-profit association,not only shows your support for the programs and services your loved one receives today but builds our base of support for the future.

    To accomplish our combined objectives,we need your support to our mission and embrace new leadership roles to sustain this association for generations to come.


    What do you get as a AMHA member?

    1.Show your support for the services AMHA provides to your loved one

    2.Voice at AMHA's Annual General Meeting

    3.An opportunity to volunteer or get involved

    4.Contribute to expanding AMHA's circle of support

    5.Receive relevant information and resources


    You can sign up for membership by downloading the membership form here and return by mail to The Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped

    Romal dos Mouros no.14 Edif Pearl Court 4 andar C Macau SAR

    For more information,please feel free to contact us at 28340683


    Membership application

    Terms and conditions:

    Membership qualification:In accordance with the statues of the association and adopted by board of directors

    ( the statues of the association: https://www.io.gov.mo/cn/entities/priv/rec/220 )


    Membership type:

    Category A member:General member with intellectually disabled family member

    Category B member:Permanent member with intellectually disabled family member

    (Or a category A member with us for over 10 years would become a category B member )

    Category C member:General member without intellectually disabled family member

    Category D member:Permanent member without intellectually disabled family member

    (Or a type C member with us for over 10 years )


    Procedure:

    1.Fill out application form;

    2.Provide

    (i) Two 1.5 inch recent colored photo;

    (ii) Resident ID copy of both applicant and intellectually disabled family member;

    3.Provide hard copy of “Disability Assessment Registration Card” of intellectually disabled family member


    Membership Application fee:

    1.Permanent member:MOP 200

    2.General member:MOP 20 per year,and general member with us for consecutive 10 years would become our permanent member.


    Fill the application online

    http://www.amha.org.mo/index/index/apply.html


    It would take 10 working days to process your application,and we would contact you for membership card pick-up afterwards

  • Contact us

    AMHA Head Office

    The Macau Association For The Mentally Handicapped

    Address:Romal dos Mouros no.14 Edif Pearl Court 4 andar C Macau SAR

    fax:28351221

    phone:28340683 28718475

    Email:amha@macau.ctm.net


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    1.Kai Chi Early Training Centre

    Address:CENTRO DE FORMACAO INICIAL- KAI CHI,Rampa do Padre Vasconcelos,

    fax:28366873

    phone:28761191

    Email:early-education@macau.ctm.net


    2.Kai Chi School

    Address:Escola Kai Chi,Rampa do Padre Vasconcelos,Macau,

    fax:28761203

    phone:28761191

    Email:kaichi@macau.ctm.net


    3.Kai Lung Centre

    Address:Travessa dos Curris n° 24,Edf.Macau bl.d,r/c+1(a) Macau,

    phone:28340709/28438497

    fax:28439301

    Email:kailungc@gmail.com


    4.Kai Hong Centre

    Address:AR/C EM MACAU,RUA NOVA DA AREIA PRETA N°456,EDF.TONG WA BLOCO XV AR/C

    phone:28221976/28768428

    fax:28221490

    Email:kaihongc@macau.ctm.net


    5.Sam Meng Chi Snack Shop

    Address:AVENIDA DO CORONEL MESQUITA No 11-X,KOU TEI WU TAI HA RÉS-DO-CHÃO A2

    phone:28481101

    fax:28481003

    Email:casasmc@macau.ctm.net