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Distance Learning for Students and Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The aim of the DiLASD project is to provide social educators and social workers with competences in assisting students and kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families remotely.

Due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in Europe opted to switch to online remote courses with a view to keeping their students and teaching staff safe during the pandemic emergency. The results of that have been tragic for students and kids with special needs as educational institutions were not prepared for supporting them at distance. As a consequence, parents of children with special needs found themselves in a new burdensome situation, becoming responsible for continuing their children’s education at home.

The main objective of the project is the active learning of individuals with ASD, according to their personal abilities, through the use of digital technology. Remote teaching-learning and online assistance will decrease their marginalization, improving their independence and well-being.

Project Coordinator
Wyzsza Szkola Pedagogiczna Im. Janusza Korczaka W Warszawie
Contact: Magdalena Soliman
Email: m.soliman@uczelniakorczaka.pl
Project Partners
A & A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd
Contact: Athos Charalambides
Email: info@emphasyscentre.com
Ecoistituto del Friuli Venezia Giulia
Contact: Gilberto Marzano
Email: gilmarzano@gmail.com
Interdisciplinary Network of Special and Intercultural Education INCLUDE
Contact: Andromachi Nanou
Email: antananou@gmail.com
Rezeknes Tehnologiju Akademija
Contact: Velta Lubkina
Email: velta.lubkina@rta.lv