The session started with a welcome remark by Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Manager of Community Development Department, who introduced the Independent Living Philosophy and the collaboration between Thai independent living network and APCD in the past.
Mr. Udomchok Choorat, the chairperson of the Thailand Council for Independent Living (TCIL), gave an opening remark and encouraged all local Independent Living centers in Thailand to participate actively in the session.
The participants took a group photo with the DET Facilitators and APCD staff involved in the interactive session.
A feedback session where participants shared their understanding of disability and impairment and how they affect their lives.
Participants presented on the brainstorming outputs of diversity, equity and inclusion and how they relate to the rights of persons with disabilities in society.
The participants were divided into groups and asked to present their vision of an inclusive society for each group’s work.
The session concluded with a presentation on the difference between "impairments" and "disabilities" and how they are influenced by social and environmental barriers.