Project financed by the EEA Grants 2009-2014, as part of the NGO Fund in Romania.
Stress at work cessation, anxiety, depression – these are the problems faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That’s because the diagnosis of autism is difficult to accept, and the ordeal of life that begins right from the first suspicions of the disease is exhausting. The efforts families make to identify therapies and therapists for their children with autism, to integrate schools, to help them acquire social functioning are enormous and exhausting, because specialist services infrastructure in Romania is still precarious and attitude of the population typically is often hostile. Parents and extended family need specialized support to deal with the disease and to help their children to function in society.
Romanian Angel Appeal (RAA) launched in July this year, a project that aims to increase access to basic social services and for children with autism and their parents, in 10 counties. The project, entitled “Strengthening of local counseling services and support for parents of children and adolescents with ASD” addresses both parents of children with autism and ASD staff in 10 centers in the country that operates within local DGASPC.
Inside the project:
The project “Strengthening of local counseling services and support for parents of children and adolescents with ASD” The project is developed by Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation, it started at 01/07/2014, lasts 22 months and is funded by the EEA Grants 2009 – 2014, in the NGO Fund with 187,485.35 euros, from the amount of 209,950 euro, which represents the total value of the project.
Costinela Caraene, PR Coordinator