APCD welcomed two interns from Thailand and USA as online internship program for two months on 24 May and 31 May 2021

Mr. Krittamed Saman, a third-year student of the Faculty of Arts from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, receives orientation from the Community Development Department team. His internship will start on 24 May and be completed on 24 July 2021.

Mr. Krittamed Saman, a third-year student of the Faculty of Arts from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, receives orientation from the Community Development Department team. His internship will start on 24 May and be completed on 24 July 2021.

 

2.	Ms. Catherine LIN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing is an intern via virtual platform from 31 May–23 July 2021. Her orientation session was conducted on 31 May 2021.

Ms. Catherine LIN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing is an intern via virtual platform from 31 May–23 July 2021. Her orientation session was conducted on 31 May 2021.

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APCD broadcasted a live session on “Discussion on Process to Develop Disability Employment in USA” as a good practice for Thai partners and other stakeholders on 28 May 2021

Mr. Kevin Cook, Vocational and Community Services Consultant, Cape Fear Group Homes and Vocational Services facilitated Program introduction.

Mr. Kevin Cook, Vocational and Community Services Consultant, Cape Fear Group Homes and Vocational Services facilitated Program introduction.

 

Mrs. Rebecca Evans, Unit Manager, Department of Health and Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation showed key success on vocational rehabilitation and role of government agencies in vocational services.

Mrs. Rebecca Evans, Unit Manager, Department of Health and Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation showed key success on vocational rehabilitation and role of government agencies in vocational services.

 

Mr. Will Smith, Assistant Director of Cape Fear exchange knowledge of value-added experiences on job coach, job placements and how to strengthen relationship with employer or business partners for the long-term employment.

Mr. Will Smith, Assistant Director of Cape Fear exchange knowledge of value-added experiences on job coach, job placements and how to strengthen relationship with employer or business partners for the long-term employment.

 

Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Department, APCD facilitated questions and answers from Thai participants and summarized the session for future collaborations.

 

 

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APCD representative with autism was invited to deliver her voice in the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Disability Inclusion Video Campaign on 20 May 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

Closed and participant-limited with strict counter measures is applied to the filming procedure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Closed and participant-limited with strict counter measures is applied to the filming procedure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Ms. Supaanong (NuNu) Panyasirimongkol, APCD Networking & Collaboration Officer and Self-Advocate with Autism participated in a disability inclusion video produced by WFP, together with Mr. Fausto De Santis, the WFP Regional Protection Advisor.

Ms. Supaanong (NuNu) Panyasirimongkol, APCD Networking & Collaboration Officer and Self-Advocate with Autism participated in a disability inclusion video produced by WFP, together with Mr. Fausto De Santis, the WFP Regional Protection Advisor.

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APCD conducted the 2ndonline gathering of project implementation on “Protecting and Empowering Self-advocates with Intellectual Disabilities in Thailand in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic” funded by UNESCAP on 15 May 2021.

Members of Dao Ruang Group (Marigold) in Bangkok and Ban-saman Jai Group (Healing  Family Foundation) in Chiang Mai, representing of self-advocates with intellectual disabilities in Thailand participate in this Project.

Members of Dao Ruang Group (Marigold) in Bangkok and Ban-saman Jai Group (Healing Family Foundation) in Chiang Mai, representing of self-advocates with intellectual disabilities in Thailand participate in this Project.

 

Self-introduction and activities update of group members in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Self-introduction and activities update of group members in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

 

APCD explains the overview of the project implementation and facilitated group members, sharing expected outcomes from training courses.

APCD explains the overview of the project implementation and facilitated group members, sharing expected outcomes from training courses.

 

A training course application form is presented.

A training course application form is presented.

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APCD organized working group brainstorming meeting on manual production to promote physical activities to cope with COVID-19 in the ASEAN region on 6 May 2021.

1.	Representatives from JICA Thailand Office, Japanese Resource Persons team, and APCD provide inputs on content preparation to produce a user-friendly manual for parents/family members of children with disabilities.

Representatives from JICA Thailand Office, Japanese Resource Persons team, and APCD provide inputs on content preparation to produce a user-friendly manual for parents/family members of children with disabilities.

 

1.	Representatives from JICA Thailand Office, Japanese Resource Persons team, and APCD provide inputs on content preparation to produce a user-friendly manual for parents/family members of children with disabilities.

Attendees review three tele-workshops of Project on “Empowering Parents Groups of Children with Special Needs on Promoting Physical Activities and Health Promotion to cope with COVID-19 in the ASEAN region”, conducted during March to April 2021.

 

3.	Ms. Yuko Kawai, JICA representative Thailand office, share constructive feedback on table of contents of Hapi-ie Manual.

Ms. Yuko Kawai, JICA representative Thailand office, share constructive feedback on table of contents of Hapi-ie Manual.

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APCD joined a virtual meeting of ASEAN Autism Network (AAN) organized by the ASEAN Autism Network Secretariat Office on 30 April 2021.

Discussions on AAN involvement for the ASEAN Day 2021.

Discussions on AAN involvement for the ASEAN Day 2021.

 

2.	APCD will share a Summary Report of Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region as  well as its outcomes to celebrate the ASEAN Day, and AAN country members will produce video clips on Happy ASEAN Day for this celebration.

APCD will share a Summary Report of Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region as well as its outcomes to celebrate the ASEAN Day, and AAN country members will produce video clips on Happy ASEAN Day for this celebration.

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