Gifted People Services is a registered non-profit organization that provides training, support, resources, and respite services to families touched by developmental disabilities. We empower these families with knowledge and advocacy skills, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
My name is Dianna Jiang, the Founder of Gifted People Services. We believe that everyone is gifted including people with special needs. We devote ourselves to working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to discover their unique talents & skills and utilize special training methods to develop those potentials. I have a daughter who has a Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I know how hard life is and how important it is for a parent to have various supports both before and after diagnosis. To address this issue I created this organization in August 2012 to be a real G.P.S. service for other families in need - to provide various services and help parents to navigate through
challenges to find better solutions for their children. Parents helping parents. Gifted People Services is a safe home for parents with individuals with special needs to share, laugh, cry, learn, and grow.
EVERY CHILD IS GIFTED
Sophia is a beautiful little girl who has been diagnosed with severe Autism and global developmental delay. Her intelligence is that of a 3-year-old. She is non-verbal but can understand basic instructions. Because of the challenges Sophia faces, it took much longer than usual for her to learn these simple skills:
- Three months to point using her index finger
- One year to spoon-feed herself
- One and a half years to swim at a basic level
- Two years to be toilet trained
- Ten years to say “Mama”
Sophia’s story is not unique. We have more than 1000 children at our centre that face similar challenges.