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Special needs youth outgrow hospital

Model scheme finds it cannot meet the needs of patients as they become adults

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This border province has become famous for its healthcare programme for special needs children, providing early detection and medical treatment for kids with development issues such as Down's syndrome, autism and mental retardation. 

Ranong Hospital has run its healthcare programme for special needs children since 2007.

It aims to empower communities and create local networks to help diagnose children with mental handicaps at an early age so they can start to receive medical and physical therapy.

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