"This is the 30th anniversary of the Joint Council. We started as a self-help organization solely run by a volunteer group of parents of people with intellectual disability and now we have grown to have six full time staff. As a governance body, we value the importance of setting directions, financial governance and the change and succession of board members. We believe effective governance could enhance our support to people with intellectual disability and their families. Hence, we are pleased to learn humbly and equip ourselves to meet greater challenges ahead." said Mrs Gillian Lo, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped.