Development of cross-border cooperation in helping people with autism on the Polish-Belarusian borderlands
About of project:
Period: 01.11.2019 – 31.10.2021
Budget: €2,309,222.00 (total), EU contribution: €1,946,099.22.
Funds provided to the Belarusian side: €432,522.00, EU contribution: €386,099.22
Implementing agency: Department of Education of the Lieninski District Administration of the city of Brest
Partner: COMMON WORLD Association for Assistance to Children and Youth with Autism and Related Disorders, Biała Podlaska (Poland)
Locations: The city of Brest and Brest Region (Belarus); Biała Podlaska, Lublin Voivodeship (Poland)
DescriptionThe number of children with autistic disorders is mounting yearly. Their number in Brest Region doubled in the last five years. In order to provide high-quality corrective and pedagogical assistance, one needs to train specialists, procure special equipment and build an infrastructure accessible for children with autistic spectrum disorders.
Goals and objectives: The main goal of the project is to enhance the living standards and prevent social isolation of children with autistic spectrum disorders.
The project aims to improve the quality of educational services and expand access to institutions and activities for children with autism and their families in the border areas.
The project implementation will also help develop public awareness by raising the level of people’s knowledge about autism.
Expected outcomes: The building that accommodates the Resource Centre for Provision of Integrated Assistance to Children with Autistic Disorders, will be overhauled.
The Centre will be furnished with the required furniture, appliances, special equipment for provision of corrective and pedagogical assistance to children with autistic disorders.
In addition to the corrective and pedagogical assistance to children, the Centre will also provide consultations for parents and conduct activities facilitating dissemination of information about autism among specialists and local residents (conferences, seminars, publications, guidelines, etc.).
Activities facilitating social adaptation of children with autism (guided tours, visits to parks, athletic events, cafes, etc.) will be conducted there, as well.
Contacts: Olga Denisevich, Project Manager, +375 162 25 06 96, +375 29 726 69 71, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org