This project aimed to understand the social support experiences of Chinese families with children with disability in Sydney, Beijing, New York City and Taipei. The project conducted interviews with Chinese parents about their expectations, experiences and reflections on seeking, receiving and organising social supports. Findings of this project will contribute to the knowledge about culturally responsive disability support and generate implications for policies and support services for people with disability from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area

Disability | Chinese Social Policy


  • Xiaoran Wang and Fuhua Zhai (Fordham University)
  • Qin Gao (China Center for Social Policy: Columbia)
  • Henghao Chang (National Taipei University)
  • Qian Fang (Flinders University)

Fang, Q. et al (2024). Disability Policy Meets Cultural Values: Chinese Families of Children and Young People with Developmental Disabilities in Taipei and Sydney. Ethics and Social Welfare, 18(1), 37–53.

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