The Christian Center For The Development of People With Disabilities
The Christian Center For The Development of People With Disabilities (CDPD) provides services, assistance, and emotional support to disabled children and their families from over 50 remote Hilltribe villages—in the Mae Hong Son Province located in northwest Thailand—where previously no help for the disabled was available.
The Community-Based Rehabilitation Project reaches out to families who are caring for disabled in tribal villages. Many of the Hilltribe villagers believe people with disabilities are cursed and afflicted by “evil” spirits. Thus, families are often forced to hide their disabled members away from normal village life. This project is designed to help the disabled reach their full potential and be accepted within their families and communities.