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October 2, 2017

Third Country Training Programme: Inclusive Development through Disability-Inclusive Sports
- Opening Ceremony of the Third Country Training Programme on Inclusive Development through Disability-Inclusive Sports. -

On October 2, 2017 at 09:00 a.m., the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), held the Opening Ceremony of the Third Country Training Programme on Inclusive Development through Disability-Inclusive Sports (DIS)-2017 at APCD Training Building. This training course, held once a year, covers three years starting from Japanese Fiscal Year 2017, and will be end in 2019. This is the 1st year of the training course, running from October 1-10, 2017. There is a total of 24 participants (Persons with Autism and their parents) from 5 Mekong Sub-region countries; Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, including 2 Personal Assistants (PA).



The training aim to build capacities of potential athletes with autism and their partents as a trainer in practicing popular sports within the ASEAN Paralympic movement towards participation in any national / international competitions of persons with autism, and to brainstorm the outline of Disability Inclusive Sports (DIS) for Tomorrow activities within the context of Mekong Sub-region countires. This course will be provided the instruction and support by Japanese and Thai lectures from Sports Authority of Thailand[1] on flying disc, track&field and swimming.

All of participants have not only gained knowledge in lecture rooms, but also from actual practices to other networking group; such as the Suphachalasai Stadium[2], and Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai-Japan).




  • [1] The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) is the principal office that drives excellence in sport and provides Thai professional athletes with the right opportunities to become the best in Asia. Its mission is to implement policies, direct and regulate sport in Thailand. The SAT also provides advice and support facilities and service in sporting excellence in Thailand.
  • [2] Suphachalasai Stadium, also known as the National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The stadium holds 26,000 people and was opened in 1935. The stadium is easy for spectators to get to as it is served by the Bangkok Skytrain which stops at the National Stadium station right next to the stadium.


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