Strengthening counseling services and local support for the parents of children and adolescents with ASD

Project financed by the EEA Grants 2009-2014, as part of the NGO Fund in Romania.

A project run by the Foundation

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In late March 2015, Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation (RAA) organised in Bucharest, the training session entitled “Practical interventions in contexts, for children with ASD (autistic spectrum desorder). “

The course was held by two lecturers from the UK (Nicola Key Wood  and Victoria Slonims) clinical psychologists experienced in working with parents of children with autism, but also in training professionals.

The training addressed the 26 professionals in centers for counseling and assistance for people with autism, opened within DGASPC in Bucharest Sector 4, Arad, Bacau, Botosani, Calarasi, Galati, Mehedinti, Prahova, Vrancea and Vaslui counties.

The course aimed to increase professional skills of specialists in TSA centers, in order to support services for parents and families of people with autism. The topics of the training during the three days were : therapeutic components in working with families, family inclusion in the management of eating disorders and treatment of sleep disorders in ASD, evaluate progress interventions, case studies. The session included several exercises during which the professionals receive personalized feedback.

Experts who were trained currently offers counseling services for parents and extended family of children and youth with autism, and interventions to community integration of children with ASD. The services are free and are offered in centers for counseling and assistance for people with autism in Sector 4 Bucharest, Arad, Bacau, Botosani, Calarasi, Galati, Mehedinti, Prahova, Vrancea and Vaslui.

The course “Practical interventions in different contexts for children with ASD” was organized within the project “Strengthening of local counceling and support services for parents of children and adolescents with ASD”, developed by Romanian Angel Appeal.

The project began on 1st of July 2014, lasts 22 months and is funded by the EEA Grants 2009 – 2014, in the NGO Fund.


Contact:

Costinela Caraene, PR Coordinator

Tel: 0721.151.187

E-mail: costinela.caraene@raa.ro