APCD has significant collaborations on implementing programmes/projects/activities with various organizations to promote social inclusion. Main focus areas are Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBID), Disability-Inclusive Sports (DIS) and Disability-Inclusive Business (DIB).
We plan to initiate the new approach on Disaster Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) in the near future.
Currently, we are implementing the ASEAN Autism Mapping Project which aims to contribute to the promotion and protection of the rights and empowerment of persons with autism in the ASEAN region. This will be done through a mapping of the situation of persons with autism in the ASEAN region and developing country profiles.
The main expected outcomes of the project are:
1. A regional document ‘Autism at a Glance’ by compiling all 10 country profiles on autism.
2. Raising awareness activities on autism at the national and regional levels were conducted.
3. Policy recommendations in protecting and promoting the rights and empowerment of persons with autism.