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  • Organisation

    The Association for Autism (ATA) is a registered non-profit association founded by parents of children with autism in Laos. It evolved from a small self-help group which started in 2005 whereas the association was officially registered in 2012. ATA represents the interests of persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Laos by promoting their rights, improving their access to appropriate services, and providing them and their families with education, therapy, and training to better equip them to live full and productive lives.

    On 24 September 2011 the General Assembly adopted the Charter of AfA and approved the regulations of a small scholarship fund. In addition the members of AfA adopted the Strategy and Action Plan for the years 2012-2020. As the organisation grew, an executive board was elected  consisting of 5 members and a control board of 3 members.

    The vision of ATA is:
    Persons with autism can live a fulfilling life in an understanding environment.

    Its mission is:
    Represent the interests of persons with autism by promoting their rights and improving their access to appropriate support services.

    • Organisation

      The Association for Autism (ATA) is a registered non-profit association founded by parents of children with autism in Laos. It evolved from a small self-help group which started in 2005 whereas the association was officially registered in 2012. ATA represents the interests of persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Laos by promoting their rights, improving their access to appropriate services, and providing them and their families with education, therapy, and training to better equip them to live full and productive lives.

      On 24 September 2011 the General Assembly adopted the Charter of AfA and approved the regulations of a small scholarship fund. In addition the members of AfA adopted the Strategy and Action Plan for the years 2012-2020. As the organisation grew, an executive board was elected  consisting of 5 members and a control board of 3 members.

      The vision of ATA is:
      Persons with autism can live a fulfilling life in an understanding environment.

      Its mission is:
      Represent the interests of persons with autism by promoting their rights and improving their access to appropriate support services.

    • Project

      The Include and Empower Parents of Children with Autism in Education (IPCA)  empowerment project supports 40 children with autism, intellectual disability and developmental delay to improve the livelihood of their families, to overcome stigmatisation and marginalisation and to be active and included members in their communities. This may help to improve their livelihood and prospects in education. IPCA is implemented in 3 provinces (Vientiane, Champasak, Savannakhet) and the intervention follows two main approaches:

      (1) awareness raising and dissemination of knowledge about disability rights and ASD and

      (2) introduction of basic education techniques and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

      This is combined with themed discussion groups where experienced parents/caretakers and teachers of autism centres are trained as local network coordinators and counselors aiming to offer these service on a local basis, improving the sustainability of the approach.

  • Project

    The Include and Empower Parents of Children with Autism in Education (IPCA)  empowerment project supports 40 children with autism, intellectual disability and developmental delay to improve the livelihood of their families, to overcome stigmatisation and marginalisation and to be active and included members in their communities. This may help to improve their livelihood and prospects in education. IPCA is implemented in 3 provinces (Vientiane, Champasak, Savannakhet) and the intervention follows two main approaches:

    (1) awareness raising and dissemination of knowledge about disability rights and ASD and

    (2) introduction of basic education techniques and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

    This is combined with themed discussion groups where experienced parents/caretakers and teachers of autism centres are trained as local network coordinators and counselors aiming to offer these service on a local basis, improving the sustainability of the approach.

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