The CMIRC Board will consider the extension of this project to train carers and parents to screen children for developmental problems such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Last year Developmental Surveillance and Promotion (DSPM) screening kits were donated to the Faculty of Nursing, McCormick Hospital, and Samoeng Hospital.
This year, CMIRC plans to Donate a DSPM kit to the following hospitals: Chomtong, Omkoi and Mae Tuen and to provide training in the use of the kits.
We have been contacted by the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray UK with a view to exploring the possibility of bringing in a Rotary Vocational Training Team (VTT) to provide expertise.
VTTs build on Rotary Foundation’s long-standing commitment to vocational training. Activities vary from one team to the next but may include training medical professionals on cardiac surgery and care, sharing best practices on early childhood education, or explaining new irrigation techniques to farmers. A successful VTT increases the capacity of the host community to solve problems and improve the quality of life.
Chiang Mai has the largest Child Development Institute in Thailand and working with them and the Rotary Team opens up exciting possibilities for addressing Children’s Developmental problems.