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Caregivers battle autism obstacles

A fuzzy interpretation of regulations is causing problems for the disabled

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  • Writer: Supoj Wancharoen and Paritta Wangkiat
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Many children with autism are not getting the care and attention they need from the state and the obstacles have to do with bureaucratic and legal recognition of them as being disabled. 

Children with autism try ‘autistic application’ computer software which helps them perform daily routines and improve their communication skills. THANARAK KHOONTON

Thailand currently has about 370,000 autistic children, 55,000 of them living in Bangkok. The Social Development and Human Security Ministry decreed autism a disability in July last year.

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