on 18 December 2021, APCD conducted a monthly meeting of self-advocates with intellectual disabilities and their families for preparation for the APCD-ESCAP collaboration program which will be organized the in-person training in Buriram for the following year. This discussion was intended to assist self-advocates with intellectual disabilities and their families to develop their own training courses. "Protecting and Empowering Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic" is the title of this initiative. The Project was implemented by APCD. The purpose was to enhance the capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, food-secure, and independent lives during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.