About 100 disabled residents and their families were educated about their legal rights at a seminar in Pattaya.
City Councilman Choluek Chotekamjorn opened the Jan. 27 workshop at city hall organized to explain the benefits and protections provided under the Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities Act of 2007.
Teeraporn Srijan, director of the Social Welfare Department, said the training was needed to reinforce knowledge and understanding of human rights and the responsibilities of caregivers and guardians.
Chayada Wiriyasirivej, chairwoman of Chonburi Disabled Women’s Club, explained the law and how to claim benefits and report infringements of the act. (PCPR)