💬 “There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do, instead of what he cannot do.” – Temple Grandin
📢 On June 15th, 2021 Emphasys Centre participated in online Kick-Off Meeting for the KA2 Erasmus+ project – DiLASD: Distance Learning for Students and Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
👉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 purpose 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.
👉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.
👉 During the meeting, detailed analysis of the project and its activities was presented. Partners also discussed matters related to dissemination, quality and financial aspects of the project and set deadlines for the activities of the first Intellectual Output.
🙏A big thank you to the coordinator of the project Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University (Poland), as well as the rest of the partners Ecoistituto del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Interdisciplinary Network of Special and Intercultural Education INCLUDE (Greece) and REZEKNES TEHNOLOGIJU AKADEMIJA (Latvia) for the fruitful discussion and productive meeting.
📢 If you are interested in learning more about our project, please follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dilasd-108682748076747/