Workshop on the Development of Methodology for Mapping of Country Profiles on Autism
Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (ACPD) was assigned by ASEAN Secretariat to be the Implementing Agency of the “Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region” for the period of two years from May 2018 until April 2020 under the guidance of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD) and with the cooperation of ASEAN Autism Network (AAN) and the support of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). In this connection, APCD conducted the first activity, “Workshop on the Development of Methodology for Mapping of Country Profile on Autism,” from 23 to 25 July 2018 at APCD Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand.
The aim of the workshop was to develop methodology on mapping of country profiles on autism, which will contribute to the development of ASEAN Profile and Policy Recommendations. The workshop saw the active and enthusiastic participation of 30 representatives from SOMSWD, AAN from 10 ASEAN countries, and concerned autism organizations in Thailand. It was moderated by the Project Manager and two consultants from Malaysia to conceptualize information regarding Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region, update information regarding the national situation on autism, and develop the methodology for mapping country profiles on autism at the regional level. The result finally came out with the template of country profiles on autism to be utilized by ASEAN Member States as a framework for collecting data on autism. These country profiles will be compiled as a regional profile on autism called “Autism at a Glance in ASEAN”.