There are no government facilities for children with autism or other learning difficulties on the islands of Samui and Phangan!
Children with even mild behavioral problems are excluded from mainstream schools since the school system is already under-resourced and stretched to capacity.
There are two not-for-profit organizations on Samui caring for these children and The Rotary Club of Samui-Phangan offers its unconditional support to both these organizations and all special needs children and their families on the islands.
ROTARY SPONSORED ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT4AUTISM
Support for The Learning Centre for Magical Autistic Children
Rotary raises funds for two support staff who work tirelessly for the benefit of the children. We also help with running costs and essential items like furniture, fans, learning materials etc. The learning centre provides one hot cooked meal at lunchtime and for most children this is the first and only cooked meal of the day. Rotary provides funds and supplies to make this possible.
Swimming Pool Sessions
We are lucky in having procured the use of a suitable swimming pool (shallow depth throughout). Under the guidance of a professional swimming coach and the watchful eyes of Rotary members and others helpers the children have one morning a week to learn to swim – plus splash, jump and scream like “normal” children Currently this activity is one morning once a week.