100 attend autism training

Friday, 10 August 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 32 By  Warunya Thongrod

More 100 parents of autistic children, teachers and public officials learned the educational challenges of special-needs kids and how to help them develop.

The July 23 workshop at Pattaya City Hall saw Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn and Social Welfare Department Director Pannee Limcharoen welcome speakers from the Chonburi Parents Club for Children with Autism, Pattaya Autistic Life Skills Development Center and Autistic Thai Foundation to help train the attendees.

Supang Samrit, president of Pattaya Autistic Life Skills Development Center, teaches how to help care for autistic and/or mentally challenged children. Supang Samrit, president of Pattaya Autistic Life Skills Development Center, teaches how to help care for autistic and/or mentally challenged children.

“Based on disabled-programs registration, it’s clear Pattaya has a number of autistic, attention-deficit and impaired individuals who have never received medical or training services,” Wutisak said. “Therefore, the city has provided the initial help for parents of these children through organizing the training with full hopes that the attendees will have learnt and will implement their knowledge in creating activities to correctly and fully restore the potential of the autistic children including creating an understanding and the right attitudes towards autistic individuals.”

Citizens requiring help from Pattaya Social Welfare Department can contact 038-253-260-1 or Pattaya Autistic Life Skills Development Center at 087-025-3020.

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