Embracing Life

Abigail Tannis Porter is mother to a beautiful, incredibly headstrong, cheeky and passionate boy called Jacob who just happens to have Down syndrome.

Living and working in Hong Kong Abi found access to relevant, up to date resources, information and medical support for children with Down syndrome challenging to find. And it was from there that A Little Bit Extra was born.

The objective of A Little Bit Extra is to support, connect and enhance the development of children, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome – a condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 – and their families as they journey through life.

Mission

To become the universal resource partner for individuals with Down syndrome and their families and communities that support them.

Vision

Providing relevant and accessible up to date resources on health, therapists, educational training programmes and career opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome.

Key Services

Health & Development

Through our online platform, you will be guided through key developmental milestones and health checkups from diagnosis through to adulthood.

Connect & Interact

The online platform will enable individuals with Down syndrome and those who support them to connect and foster a community.

Therapists

Understanding the role each therapist will play and providing access to a directory of therapists in Hong Kong.

Virtual Marketplace

Partnering with specialist providers to sell specialised equipment and resources at discounted prices.

Education & Training

Courses tailored for the individual with Down syndrome and those who support them on parenting, development, education through key milestones and preparation for the workplace.

Donate & Support

If you would like to support the work that we do at A Little Bit Extra, we are currently accepting donations here.

Key Services

Health & Development

Through our online platform, you will be guided through key developmental milestones and health checkups from birth through to adulthood.

Connect & Interact

Understanding the role each therapist will play and providing access to a directory of therapists in Hong Kong.

Therapists

Through our online platform, you will be guided through key developmental milestones and health checkups from birth through to adulthood.

Virtual Marketplace

Partnering with specialist providers to sell specialised equipment and resources at discounted prices.

Education & Training

Courses tailored for the individual with down syndrome and those who support them on parenting, education through key milestones and preparing for the workplace.

Donate & Support

If you would like to support the work that we do at A Little Bit Extra, we are currently accepting donations here.

Who We Are

A community that embraces, supports and inspires individuals with Down syndrome to live healthy, self-determined and fulfilling lives.

Your Donations Will Help Us:

To provide information to assist people with Down syndrome and their families to better understand and arrange for services through purposeful programmes and skilled volunteers.

To provide networking opportunities for people with Down syndrome and their families.

To promote greater public understanding of people with Down syndrome and the syndrome itself.

To effect change in policies and behaviour to improve services, education, employment and overall quality of life for people with Down syndrome and their families

Drive awareness through events, activities, content and press

Engage corporates and our public to raise funds

Events

We have two exciting events coming up in January and February. On Sunday 28th January at 10.00am we will be lacing up our shoes and hitting the harbour for a family walk from Wanchai Ferry Pier to Central Pier. Register at hello@albextra.org to join us.

On Wednesday 21st February at 6.30pm - 8.00pm we're excited to be hosting our first parental workshop in collaboration with The Child Development Centre (CDC) at their centre in North Point - 3/F North Point, Welfare Facilities Block, 123 Java Road. The workshop will be delivered in both Cantonese and English and available in person and via Zoom.  
Register at https://forms.gle/SsPSkNXcBQtgddb87

With help and support A Little Bit Extra is planning and hoping to change lives in Hong Kong and all across Asia. With Hong Kong as our base what we achieve in this magical city will positively affect lives across the region as the charity expands.

Awareness, access to resources and support is key and our core mission.

Donate

Your donations will assist in changing the lives of children and families who will be able to use our resources and services throughout the year. Funds raised will also be used to create programmes, events and activities to enrich the lives of our families.

Volunteer

If you would like to give a little bit of your time to support our cause, please email us at hello@albextra.org.

Connect with us

A community that embraces, supports and inspires individuals with down syndrome to live healthy, self-determined and fulfilling lives.

Abi Tannis Porter

Founder & Director

Alex Brazendale

Director

Kay McArdle

Director

Abi Tannis

Founder & Director

Alex Brazendale

Director

Kay McArdle

Director

Donate

If you have a little bit extra to give and would like to support the work that we do, we are accepting donations via bank transfer or PayMe

Donations of HK$100 or above are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.  Please send a screen capture of the donation together with your full name, address and phone number to hello@albextra.org.

A Little Bit Extra is a registered charity (Charitable Institution Licence: 91/18222) and is incorporated in Hong Kong.

Bank transfer

Bank Transfer Beneficiary: A Little Bit Extra
Bank: HSBC (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation)
Bank Account Number: 747-285260-838
Swift Code: HSBCHKHHHKH