Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability of Thailand collaborated with associate networks organized fashion show event “The Face of Down” to show potential of people with Down Syndrome
On Monday 28 March 2016, Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability of Thailand and networks cooperated with associate networks organized fashion show “The Face of Down” as a campaign activity for 2016 World Down Syndrome Day at Siam Square One shopping mall. Mr.Suchart Owatwannasakul, President of Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability of Thailand, made a report speech to Mr. Maitri Inthusut, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Social Development and Human Security on the opening ceremony. The Fashion show activity “The Face of Down” was performed by people with Down Syndrome together with many celebrities including Toomtam The Star, Calisa The Face, Metal, Beam Sarunyu, Shasha Yamada, Nitinat Ratniyom, etc. The aim of this campaign activity was to explicitly exhibit the potential of people with Down Syndrome
01 Apr 2016 14:54
Kouen Sushi Bar restaurant provided privilege for children with Intellectual and Development Disability
On Monday 28 March, 2016 during 9 to 11 am, Mr.Teerapat Lertsiriprapa, the owner of Kouen Sushi Bar Japanese restaurant, Siam Square One branch gave privilege for children with Intellectual and Development Disability aged 6-15 years old from Rajanukul Institute and also give privilege to people with with Intellectual and Development Disability from Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability of Thailand. As a result, the children were replete with Japanese-styled day meals and also enjoyed with “Delightful balloon elaboration activity.”Subsequently, Mr. Teerapat gave souvenirs for all participated children. This activity gave opportunity for children to widen their perspective, learn social skills and self-help in daily lifeand were delight in the activity. On this occasion, Rajanukul Institute as a representative of the children would like t
01 Apr 2016 14:49
Department of mental Health revealed that many people with Down Syndrome (DS) still lacked of opportunities to receive medical and educational services, and empowered parents to strengthen their self-reliance because people with DS have equal potential as
On 17th March, 2016, Rajanukul Institute and Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability of Thailand made a press release on the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day which matched with the 21st March of every year. This event was intended to enhance understanding of potential and success of people with Down Syndrome all over the world. The director general of Department of Mental Health, Dr.Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, stated that every 21st of March is the World Down’s syndrome Day to make people understand the potential and success of people with DS. The incidence of DS population in Thailand is 1:800-1000. From the 2015 population data base, there are 70,000 - 80,000 people with DS. Down syndrome is anabnormality that has 3 chromosomes no.21 which is why the 21st March is the Word Down Syndrome Day. This problem of chromosome abnormality could affect t
25 Mar 2016 10:13
Rajanukul Institute surpasses renewal for the 2nd Hospital reaccreditation (HA)
On Wednesday 9th, 2016 at 9.30 am Prof. Emeritus Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsattayatorn, Minister of Public Health honorably granted the certification for those organizations that have been qualified for hospital accreditation (HA). On this occasion, Dr. Amporn Benjaponpitak, Director of Rajajukul Institute received the certification for the 2nd re-accreditation of hospital accreditation. At the meantime Dr. Sirisak Thitidilokrat, Director of Srithanya Hospital together with a group of personnel from Rajanukul Institute congratulated this success of Rajanukul Insitute. This HA renewal guarantees that the accreditation period is started from September 29th, 2015 to September 28th, 2018. Rajanukul Institute has had determination and continuous effort in development of quality in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including
18 Mar 2016 15:55
JICA supports Department of Mental Health for helping and developing children with Intellectual Disability for over 3,000 cases, heading to international standard
Many children with intellectual disability lack of opportunity and readiness for education; therefore, Rajanukul Institute ;Department of Mental Health, initiates cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Kumamoto University by signing MOU in human development of 68 staff who are responsible for providing service for children with intellectual and developmental disability in Thailand. The fund for development will be supported by JICA for 3 years (1 Dec 2015- Nov 2018) for helping and developing children with intellectual and developmental disability for over 3,000 cases. The goal is to turn burden into power, to develop the services to international standard and to enable independent living in the future. Dr.Amporn Benjaponpitak, Director of Rajanukul Institute stated that “Intellectual disability (ID) is resulted in limited cognitive, learning
03 Mar 2016 10:06
Music therapy for empowering potentiality in parents of intellectual and developmental disable children.
Thursday 11th February 2016, from 9.00 a.m.to 11.00 a.m, Department of Service; Rajanukul Institute held a training “ Music Therapy” in order to empower parents andRajanukul staff on taking care children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (children with IDD) at Shin Soponpanich meeting room which is located on the 4th floor of out patient building. It was an honor to welcome Ms.Saowanee Sungkasopon, an expert in Music Therapy, to give a lecture and demonstrate making simple music instruments from waste materials such as drinking bottles with sand, plastic bags with sand. She also demonstrated how to use toys such as a small guitar and a piano to treat , rehabilitate, and promote the IDD children development. Not only for the children, but also every people at any ages could get benefits from the music therapy. There were 200 parents, staff and other peopl
18 Feb 2016 11:01
Interventions and Services for Children with Intellectual Disability training.
27 – 28 January 2016 28 Phisiotherapist assistants from Jatiya Protibondhi Unnayan Foundation (JPUF) Bangladesh received Interventions and Services for Children with Intellectual Disability training.
29 Jan 2016 13:46
Rajanukul Rehabilitation Center (Bangpoon) and Department of Social Work joined the Children's Day activity “CP Land Share Happiness & Make Income for Disadvantage Children”
On Saturday 9th January,2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rajanukul Rehabilitation Center (Bangpoon) and Department of social work joined “CP Land Share Happiness & Make Income for Disadvantaged Children” at CP Tower2 ; Fortune Town which is located on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok. In this event, there was a demonstration of dish washing soap production, and selling products made by children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Decoupage baskets, high concentration dish washing soap, liquid detergent, herbal toothpaste, etc. The purposes of this event were to enhance the children’s social skills, and provide their income in order to alleviate their families’ burden.
19 Jan 2016 10:30
2016 Rajanukul Institute Children’s Day Festival “Theme Park for Children..Special People”
On Friday 8th January, 2016, Rajanukul Institute held 2016 National Children’s day festival with the name “Theme Park for Children..Special People”. The festival was begun with games and super fun sports at the field area in front of Rajanukul Education building No.2. At 10.00 am, an opening ceremony “Mr. Simple” was performed by Mr.Chaiwitch Sujaritkul (nick name “Nong-LookSuer”) who is Down Syndrome person and is studying at Faculty of Musical Art, Bangkok Thonburi University in 4th grade. Then Dr.Panpimol Vipulakorn, Deputy Director of Department of Mental Health, festival chair person, gave opening speech for the 2016 Rajanukul Institute Children’s day and cut the opening ribbon at the field area in front of Rajanukul Education building No.2. After that the deputy director attended fairy tale contest a
19 Jan 2016 10:01
Children enjoyed new experiences with AIS sweet smile Children’s day activities at Kidzania, Siam Paragon
On Wednesday 6th January, 2016 during 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, 40 children with intellectual and development disability from Rajanukul Institute and Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability of Thailand joined the project “2016 AIS Sweet Smile Children’s Day”supported by Advance Wireless Network Company Limited under Advance Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) which was a gifts for Children’s day. These activities opened perspective learning and also brought inspiration for the children with intellectual and development disability. The children enjoyed various role playing games such as firefighter, doctor, veterinarian, physician and they also made drinks, milk, ketchup and other foods. Moreover, they learned how to pay and earn money in Kidzo Monetary. These activities made the children joyful and they could brought self-made products back hom
19 Jan 2016 10:12
The second Tales for Therapy in the 7th year, a good activity for special children
On Sunday 27th December, 2015 during 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., the department of social welfare held a StoryTelling for Therapy activity for the second time of its 7th year project at Shin Soponpanich Hall at the 4th floor of the Out Patient Building. There were 42 families joined this event. It began with group activity to build relationships among the participants leaded by teacher “Nam”, Mr.PiyawatKhemthong, from H2O Music School and a psychologist from SamitivejSrinakarin, who prepared the children for their concentration and readiness before joining the activities. After that, Mama” Pueng”, Ms.RungdownYoksiri, form “Tales Could HelpGroup” fable a funny tale “I’m Smart!” Then 4 fathers came to tell their stories in their own styles, and finished with Santa Claus drawing lots and giving gifts to the children in the occasion of Christ
12 Jan 2016 10:01
Development of a model of child development promotion in normal developmental children from newborn to 5 years old
During 23rd-24th November, 2015, Rajanukul Institute held a meeting to clarify the research project “Development of a model of child development promotion in normal developmental children from newborn to 5 years old” and to train “Reinforcement of the attachment between caretakers and children through 4 activities: eating, hugging, playing and storytelling” at Hi Residence Hotel Bangkok. The meeting consisted of 50participants: the main co-researchers from 6 pilot provinces in Chiang-Rai, Chanthaburi, Lop Buri, Surin, Roi Et, and Nakorn Sri Thammarat, together with staff from the Mental Health Center 1, 4 ,6, 7, 9, 11. The objective of the project “Development of a model of child development promotion in normal developmental children from newborn to 5 years old” is to develop a model of child developmental promotion by emphasizing on strong
15 Dec 2015 09:08
Rajanukul Administration Board and staff took an oath to be good civil servants and power of Thailand in auspicious occasion of the King’s 88th birthday anniversary.
On Friday December 4th , 2015 at 8.00 a.m. ,Dr.Amporn Benjaponpitak, director of Rajanukul Institute as well as the administration board and staff of Rajanukul Institute took an oath to be good civil servants and to be the ones who drive Thailand forward in auspicious occasion of the King’s 88th birthday anniversary on December 5th 2015 in front of the administration building, Rajanukul institute. In this regard, Rajanukul institute had arranged a table with a book for its staff and people to bless and felicitate for the king to have good health at the public relation board on the first floor of administration building through December 2015.
09 Dec 2015 16:18
Ministry of Social Development and Human Security gave plaques to Rajanukul Institute
On Thursday 3rd December 2015, during 8.30-12.00 am., Dr.Amporn Benjaponpitak, the Director of Rajanukul Institute, received a plaque which was given to organizations that work for disabled people or any other organizations providing services to disabled people that were certified at an excellent level of the year 2015, from Police General Adul Saengsingkaew, the Social Development and Human Security Minister at Jubillee Ballroom ,Impact Challenger, Muang Thong Thani. This was a part of an event to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on December 3rd of every year. The event in this year was organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.
09 Dec 2015 16:11
Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, UNICEF, Special Olympics, Golisano Foundation, and party network progressed to expand IDD holistic care in all areas over Thailand
On December,1st at the Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, the committee of Special Olympics Thailand and Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health by Rajanukul Institute held a seminar “Special Olympic Thailand Healthy Communities Project” which was supported by Golisano Foundation and UNICEF Thailand. The opening ceremony was performed by Dr.Pranom Cometieng, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health. She revealed that Thailand was one of the only two countries that were selected to show their outstanding performances in the meeting of Special Olympics International, Los Angeles in July 2015.The Special Olympics Thailand had developed the IDD Health care system project 3 years ago and implemented it in 6 pilot schools in 6 provinces : Bangkok, Lopburi, Suphanburi, Chiang Mai, Ubonratchathani, and Phuket. After 3 years of working, we found that th
09 Dec 2015 16:03
Seminar for preparation of the psychologists and area main coordinators of Department of Mental Health for data collection under the 2016 Thailand survey project of school-age children’s IQ and EQ situation as well as relevant factors.
On 17th November, during 8.00 am.-4.00 pm., Rajanukul Institute held a seminar for psychologists and main coordinators of Department of Mental Health who are responsible for their areas at Asia Airport Hotel, Bangkok. The objective of this seminar was to prepare the staff to collect data in the 2016 IQ & EQ situation survey project in the target of school- age children, Thailand. It was begun with the opening ceremony by Dr.Dusit Likhitpichitkul, the Department of Mental Health consultant, at 8.30 am., followed by his lecture, “The importance of Thailand Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Intelligence Quotient situation”. Then Dr.Janarpar Sookatup, the professional level psychiatrist from Rajanukul Institute, clarified the school- age children’s 2016 IQ & EQ situation survey project, Thailand. After that, Mr.Narongrit Assawaruengpop, a lecturer from
30 Nov 2015 13:57
Rajanukul Institute organized mindfulness development for children through 5 senses activities in community to celebrate National Mental Health Week in the year 2015
During 3rd-6th November, 2015, the Communication and Technolology Department together with multidisciplinary team of Rajanukul Institute organized mindfulness development through 5 senses for children activities. There were many children and people from Bangrak District and the clients of Rajanukul institute joined these activities. They were students from Wat Muang-Khaeschool, Ar-Thorn Suksa school, Assumption Bangrak School, Wat Suan-Ploo School, Wat Khaew-Jam-Pha School, and the people who received services at the out patient department at the 1st floor of the Out Patient Building, Rajanukul Institute. The mindfulness development through 5 senses for children is composed of 5 elements. The first one is Mindfulness Sight which is used to develop mindfulness through sense of seeing, hand muscle controlling, and eyes coordination to paint.The second one is
12 Nov 2015 11:25
Thailand Mental Health Week in the year 2015 in the theme “Happiness Celebration by Sa-Ti”. The focus point in this year is“A good life is created by mindfulness”
On 1st November,2015 at 3.30 pm., Dr.Sopon Makthon, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Public Health preside over the 2015 Thailand Mental Health Week opening ceremony at Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). There were many people and the board administration from the Ministry of Public Health joined this ceremony. Dr.Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, the director general of Department of Mental Health gave a report on this event organization. Thailand Mental Health Week in the year 2015 was arranged during 1st-2nd November at Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). There were many activities such as the exhibition “Sati - makes happiness, mindfulness practice according to ages by Department of Mental Health. There were also blood sugar measurement, stress measurement, stress management, and exercising by Department of Health. The participant
12 Nov 2015 11:03
Rajanukul Institute and Advance Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) conducted a corporate social responsible activity (CSR)
On Thursday, 15th October 2015, at 11 am., the Advance Info Service Public Company Limited or AIS offered special privilege to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and Rajanukul staff in watching a movie, The Down : to be an ordinary person is too easy! There were 158 seats available at The Embassy Diplomat Screens theatre at Central Embassy shopping center, Bangkok. According to this activity, it was not only letting children and their parents to discuss and share their experiences to one another, but it also provided the children opportunities to practise their social skills. After the film finished, the AIS also treated all of the audiences with very delicious lunches. We would like to thank the AIS for supporting this good activity!
20 Oct 2015 10:44
Rajanukul Institute joined the press to open the film “The Down : To be an ordinary person is too easy!”
This movie is a documentary film that told about good stories of children with Down Syndrome
14 Oct 2015 14:33
The Project “Reading Volunteers for Therapy”
On Sunday 27th September, 2015 from 8.30 to 12.00 am
02 Oct 2015 13:32
Rajanukul Institute held a PG Seminar in order to develop Child and Adolescent Psychiatric nurse network
From 9th -11th September,2015, Rajanukul Institute held a PG seminar in order to develop Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse network at Rachamontein Room, Montein Hotel Bangkok. ( On 9th September 2015) , Dr.JedsadaChokdamrongsuk, the director general of Mental Health Department, presided over the opening ceremony which Dr.AmpornBenjaponpitak, the director of Rajanukul Institute, reported the organizing of this seminar. Panel discussion in the topic of “The worth and the opportunity to develop specialized child and adolescent psychiatric nurses” by Associate Professor Nittaya Kochapakdee, Dr.Siriporn Kanchana, Associate Professor Manyat Ruchiwit (Dean of Faculty of Nurse, Thammasart University), Dr.Paisarn Kuearun, the director of Praboromrajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development, and Dr.Amporn Benjaponpitak who w
22 Sep 2015 13:28
The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited contributed a computer lab to Rajanukul Institute as its accomplishment of Corporate Social Responsibility activities in the year 2015
On Friday 18th September, 2015 at 11 a.m., representatives from Siam Commercial Bank Company Limited (SCB) and Art Business Fair Co., Ltd. Attended the Computer Lab handover ceremony at the 3rd floor of Out Patient Building of Rajanukul Institute. Dr.Amporn Benjaponpitak, the director of Rajanukul Institute and the Rajanukul staff together welcomed these representatives. Rajanukul Communications and Technology department has conducted many social activities with SCB in 2015, therefore the SCB donated some budget for renovation a computer lab in Rajanukul Institute. This lab will be used to develop and train Rajanukul staff in information technology to communicate with intellectual people and their families. The lab was also supported by the Art Business Fair Co., Ltd. Rajanukul Institute would like to thank both
24 Sep 2015 17:32
BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES ; SPECIAL OLYMPICS THAILAND
Special Olympics Thailand is making sure children with intellectual disabilities across the country have access to health resources
02 Sep 2015 10:42
1 Psychologist from Germany and 2 nursing student from VIA University,Denmark are taking course "Intervention and service for children with Intellectual disabilities"
24 August - 18 September 2015 1 Psychologist from Germany and 2 nursing student from VIA University,Denmark are taking course "Intervention and service for children with Intellectual disabilities" at Rajanukul Institute.
06 Sep 2015 21:40
Department of Mental Health recommened consuming media with consciousness help reducing stress
Dr.Jessada Chokdamrongsuk, Director of Department of Mental Health mentioned about blasting at Ratchaprasong intersection that there are many news, information, images or rumors spreading over various medium, especially on the internet that might cause anxiety and paranoid to public due to their perception of insecurity. Since these medium cause news consumers or followers misunderstanding, stress and anxiety, therefore, to reduce anxiety, he suggested that all people should be conscious and be careful in following news and information from various medium especially in social media. The consumers should check news and information from many sources and avoid believing immediately if there are not obvious references. The news and information consumers should judge and believe based on reason, fact, and possibility of events. They should look around the situations, not panic and anal
21 Aug 2015 17:02
The signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding to support the operation of the Foundation for Children with Disability, Minburi
On Monday August 17,at 2 p.m., Dr.Panpimol Wipulakorn, the deputy director of Department of Mental Health, had joined the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among Romsai Rescue Foundation, Ministry of Public Health by Department of Medicines and Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Labors by Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Education by the Office of Basic Education Commission. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration by Health Department, Social Development Department, and Education Department, to support the operation of the Foundation for Children with Disability, Min Buri at Min Buri Learning Center and Rehabilitation for Children with Special Needs. According to the MOU, Department of Mental Health by Rajanukul Inst
21 Aug 2015 16:48
The 13th Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing Course Opening ceremony
On Monday 3rd August, at 9.00 am. ,Dr.Panpimol Wipulakorn, the Deputy Director of Department of Mental Health, presided over the 13th Child and Psychiatric Nursing Course opening ceremony at Palanamai meeting room at Rajanukul Institute. This Child and Psychiatric Nursing Course of Rajanukul Institute is held for the 13th batch, and the duration of this course is from 3rd August to 27th November, 2015 at Palanamai meeting room, Rajanukul Institute. The objective of this course is to provide the trainees with better knowledge in order to give care to children and adolescents who have complex psychiatric problems. It also hopes that the trainees could integrate a variety of relevant knowledge to give holistic care to promote, to treat and to rehabilitate not only the children, but also their families and communities. There are thirty-nine registered nurses in to
06 Aug 2015 15:57
The Occupational Therapy Section of Rajanukul Institute arranged Learning & Creating Camps through Sensory Integration activities.
Dr.Noppawan Sriwongpanich, the deputy director of medical affairs, gave a speech to open the camp. Ms.ChutiwanKhaewsai, Head of Rehabilitation Department reported this camp project. The Occupational Therapy Section of Rajanukul Institute arranged a project of “Learning & Creating”Camps through Sensory Integration activities at Shin Soponpanich hall located at 4th floor of the out patient building. This project was composed of 2 batches; the first one was held during 29th -30th June, and the last one was during 2nd-3rd July. The activities on the first day began with lectures on the topics of “Sensory Processing and Potential Development” by Ms.DaoruethaiPermpoonpanya, and “Yo-Senses: The Method to Decrease Undesirable Behaviors and Develop Potential of Children with Special Needs
14 Jul 2015 11:52
The training of using “Thai Early Developmental Assessment for Intervention (TEDA4I)”as a tool for helping Preschool Children with developmental problems A Workshop for Empowering Core Speakers (Main Teachers)
During 24th-25th June,2015, the Pre-School cluster of Rajanukul Institute held a training of using “Thai Early Developmental Assessment for Intervention(TEDA4I)”as a tool for helping Preschool Children with developmental problems: A Workshop for Empowering Core Speakers (Main Teachers) Batch 1 at Montien Hotel Bangkok. There will be 3 batches in this training; the second batch workshop will be held during 30th June-1st July, and the third one will be run during 7th-8th July,2015. There will be 2 days for each workshop. On the first day, Dr.NoppawanSriwongpanich, the Rajanukul deputy director would give a lecture on the topic of “The assessment and early intervention in preschool children using TEDA4I”. After that, the participants would be divided into small groups to practice using TEDA4I to assess and giving intervention to preschool children with d
03 Jul 2015 13:16
the 14th Annual International Mental Health Conference and 12th Annual Child Mental Health and Psychiatry Conference
Thailand Ministry of Public Health held the 14th Annual International Mental Health Conference and 12th Annual Child Mental Health and Psychiatry Conference which emphasized on “Public Mental Health for Human Dignity” in order to support more than 1.5 million psychiatric patients each year. By the help of the family doctors and the emphasis on “human Dignity”, the Ministry of Public Health is certain that this strategy would increase the success rate of treatment. On June 15th, at the Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Bangkok, Professor Dr.RatchataRatchatanawin, the Minister of Public Health opened the14th Annual International Mental Health Conference and the 12th Annual Child Mental Health and Psychiatry Conference 2015 under the conceptual framework of “Public Mental Health for Human Dignity”which was held by the Department of Mental Health duri
29 Jun 2015 13:57
Ministry of Public Health indicates that Thai children, especially in the rural area, have lower IQ. It also urges that parents should accelerate child development by “Eat-Hug-Play-Decrease TV watching and Decrease Game playing”
The grade1 students’ IQ-EQ survey conducted by Ministry of Public Health in 2014 revealed that all of the Thai children have normal EQ, but the rural children’s IQ is lower than the one of the urban children. The cause of this lower IQ is due to the lack of love and warmth in families. Thus the parents, the guardians, and the care takers should improve the children’s IQ-EQ by an easy method called “Eat-Hug-Play-Decrease TV watching and Decrease Game playing” On 27th May, 2015 at Ministry of Public Health, Professor Dr.Ratchata Ratchatanawin, the Minister of Public Health, and Dr.Jessada Chokdamrongsuk, the Director General of Department of Mental Health, made a press. They told that Ministry of Public Health had conducted an IQ-EQ survey in 4,929 grade1 primary school students in Thailand in 2014. The result indicated
19 Jun 2015 13:39