Comprehensive Support Services to Students with Special Educational Needs

To cater for the diverse needs of students with special educational needs (SEN), there are a lot of support services focusing on unleashing students’ potential and cultivating an inclusive campus environment.

  • Introduction of various Special Educational Needs
  • Provision of support
  • Barrier-free facilities and equipment
  • Individual Support Services
  • Non-academic Opportunities
  • Caring Leadership Scheme
  • Certificate Course: Mental Health First Aid
  • Supporting funds/ Scholarships
  • Useful Contacts

Leaflet on Support Services for Students with Special Educational Needs

Types of Special Educational Needs

  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Physical Disability
  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Mental Illnesses
  • Other Special Needs, e.g., Visceral Disability/ Chronic Illnesses

Depending on the nature and severity of functional limitations, students with SEN are given special care and support on a case-by-case basis subject to resources available.

Provision of support

To enable all students to actively engage in campus life and learning, the following services can be arranged according to individual needs:

  • Teaching accommodation
  • Special examination arrangements
  • Counselling services
  • Learning supports
  • Barrier-free facilities and equipment
  • Opportunities of non-academic experience


Barrier-free facilities and equipment

Support to Hearing Impairment

  • Wireless FM system

Individual Support Services

You are also highly encouraged to seek individual support services from Student Counselling Officers of CPCE Student Affairs Office (CSAO). Our counsellors are here to help you explore and understand yourself better in one or more of the following areas:

  • Adapting to a new environment
  • Setting up academic goals and articulation plans
  • Developing career or life plans
  • Enhancing soft skills
  • Self-understanding through personality assessments
  • Looking for internship opportunities or co-curriculum activities/ programmes
  • Joining the Caring Leadership Scheme


Contact Us

3746 0404 / 3746 0405 (During office hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.)


If you would like to talk to someone after office hours, you may call the counselling hotline: 5703 7224


Non-academic Opportunities

Internship Opportunity

We believe that students with SEN should enjoy equal employment opportunity, and we must ensure every one of them is well-prepared when the opportunity comes. Therefore, we offer a variety of internship opportunities for them to improve their employability.
We hope our students are not only capable to gain knowledge but also are ready for their future work.

Voluntary Services

It is important for us to provide students with a positive campus experience encompassing both academic and non-academic aspects. Non-academic activities such as voluntary services are offered for students with SEN to foster their engagement in communication and collaboration with others. These experiences are truly valuable as they shall enhance the soft skills and interpersonal skills of students with SEN.

Caring Leadership Scheme

Promotion of Inclusive and Caring Campus

One of our objectives is to promote a positive atmosphere on caring for students with diversity. To do so, a Caring Leadership Scheme was set up to train a group of students as caring leaders. The duties of caring leaders include providing learning assistance to students with special needs and promoting equal opportunities and awareness of inclusion on campus. It is believed that the Scheme would fulfill the special educational needs of students from all dimensions and cultivate an inclusive campus environment ultimately.

Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. You are welcome to join our Course if you would like to strengthen your knowledge and apply the skills when helping those in need.

Useful Contacts

PolyU Hung Hom Bay CampusPolyU West Kowloon Campus
CSAO Service Counter

Room 409, 4/F

N304, 3/F, North Tower

3746 0880

Counselling Services
Personal Development Area (PDA)

Room 410, 4/F

N312, 3/F, North Tower

6773 9700

HKCC Information Kiosk


Room N214, 2/F, North Tower

3746 0123

SPEED Service Counter

Room 807, 8/F

Room S1201, 12/F, South Tower

3400 2828

Career / CV Advising
Further Studies and Career Centre (FSCC)

Room 406, 4/F

3746 0193

Room N301, 3/F, North Tower

3746 0293

CPCE Libraries


3746 0850

5/F, North Tower

3746 0860

Health Centre

LG04, LG/F

3746 0777

NLG07, LG/F, North Tower

3746 0555

Information Technology Unit - Help Desk Counter

11/F, Student Computer Centre

3746 0818

5/F, South Tower, Student Computer Centre

3746 0819

Campus Facilities Management (CFM) Office - Help Desk

LG05, LG/F

3746 0666

SLG08, LG/F, South Tower

3746 0999