Many children on the Autism spectrum worldwide go un-diagnosed and therefore struggle through their learning years, which has a profound impact on their social, emotional and academic development. In Bangkok there are various schools and learning support centers who offer their services to assist, as well as a wonderful autism rights advocate and a certified autism specialist.
Where To Get Help for Kids With Autism
Trying to find help overseas for kids with an autism spectrum disorder can be incredibly difficult and worldwide there are thousands of autism organizations offering information, resources and services. While you should always consult a physician if you are concerned your child may have autism, you may also have an organization in your country that could provide additional support. Autism speaks offers help and support for many parents in different communities and can offer assistance in finding someone in your country and connect you with other families to offer support in similar situations.
We would like to acknowledge Action for Autism for their hard work in organizing this list, and thank them for sharing this important tool with us and the global community.
Another highly recommend website is the the help guide for autism for seeking help and understanding kids on the autistic spectrum. They discuss where to seek early intervention and offer tips, treatments and services.
Help & Support in Bangkok
CARE or the Center for Autism Recovery and Education
CARE was founded by a group of parents, to pursue an education program for their children who have been diagnosed as having autism. They have since become a full-fledged organization with the mission to work with other parents with children diagnosed as being “on the spectrum”, devising the highest quality therapy to help the kids overcome obstacles in life, be independent and engage with others.
Thailand’s only affiliate site of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.) from the US, one of the largest and oldest Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy providers, CARE offers education programs based on ABA principles. Read more about CARE HERE
As far as schools where you can receive support for children on the Autism spectrum St Andrews International School Bangkok mission is to provide an inclusive, international education in a safe, happy, supportive and stimulating environment where all needs of the learner are met. Their dedication to inclusive education is reflected in a non-selective admissions process. They recognise the many factors that may influence the rate at which a child develops academically and socially and strive to have an extensive support network to nurture all students’ development.
We now have a dedicated category for learning support on our main website and many of these highly recommended places can assist further.
Resources For Parents
In order to understand Autism a little better we highly recommend watching Netflix’s ‘Atypical’, a coming of age story about a high schooler on the spectrum which explores his relationships with his family and friends. The book ‘The Reason I Jump’ is also a fantastic insight for parents/family members/friends of anyone on the spectrum. A fantastic free downloadable English/Thai book to help children with ADHD to better understand themselves is JJ’s SQUIGGLY MIND.
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