Autism – A Bridge from Massachusetts to China

Two of my cousins (Helen and Karen McCabe) first visited China in 1992 where they met a little girl with autism. Zhang Ge who was eight at the time changed their lives forever. Helen and Karen continued to visit China and continued to meet more and more children who didn’t have the kind of support services that they really needed. They talked and planned for many years and about two years ago, Karen and Helen created “The Five Project” to help provide services to children with autism in China.

We’re all proud of the work Helen and Karen are doing. You can visit their website ( for more information or listen to Helen’s interview on NPR at


You can also read more about Helen and Karen at;

Mike McCabe, Legislative Aide

Representative Sean Garballey’s Office


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