Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Teerawat Sripathomsawad's work was prepared when Teerawat Sripathomsawad was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Teerawat Sripathomsawad is reforming disability care in Thailand from a centralized medical model to one founded on personal care and independent living. Weaving together peer counseling, services at the neighborhood level, and access to personal assistants, Teerawat helps the disabled gain control over their own destinies.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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