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Spinnaker For The Disabled

Counteracting exclusion Completed
2014-09-01 - 2016-04-30
273 867,27 PLN
224 203,94 PLN
Project description
It is estimated that around 40 000 autistic children and 20 000 autistic adults live in Poland. These persons and their families are threatened by the social exclusion. The basic problems are the lack of diagnosis, late or wrong diagnosis, limited reach of the professional care and therapy. The listings of help available for autistic persons and their families in Kuyavian – Pomerian voievodship in 2013 showed that there were no consulting service for autistic persons within the public system of health service.
The aim of the project was to overcome the social exclusion of the families with autistic children through introducing different forms of support for parents and children.
The autistic children and their parents received all kind of support: trainings, workshops, professionals on duty, camps for families, therapeutic activities. The Regional Mobile Center for Diagnosis and Autism Therapy was created together with online consulting service thanks to which 84 autistic children and 84 their parents received all kinds of support.
Overall in districts of Grudziądz, Gołub-Dobrzyń, Wąbrzech, and Świecko 200 hours of psychologists on duty for parents were conducted (with 93 persons benefiting from them in the Association premises and online) 200 hours of psychiatrists on duty (with 54 persons benefiting in the Association premises and online), 100 hours of lawyer advice (with 61 persons benefiting in the Association premises and 18 persons online). 120 hours of workshops for parents on therapy and sensory integration were conducted (24 persons), methods of Good Start (18 persons), behavioral therapy (34 persons), method of V. Sherborne Developing Movement (15 persons), TEACCH (16 persons). 20 meetings of support, groups were conducted in which 35 parents took part.
Totally 84 children were recruited to the project.
30 children received psychiatric diagnosis. 30 children benefited from behavioral therapy, 17 from sensory integration therapy, 26 from logopedical therapy and 16 from biofeedback therapy, 29 from the support of special pedagogue. 3 camps for the group of 40 children and 40 adults were organized. 84 autistic children and 84 parents benefited from the project.
We use the grant for capacity building