The European Disability Strategy 2021-2030 set by the European Commission highlights the importance of ensuring inclusive and accessible education for all children. To achieve this, particular attention needs to be given to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who often phase difficulties in their social and communication skills. Effective development of these skills is critical for social integration and good quality of life. By incorporating both digital pedagogies and parental involvement in the education of children with ASD from a young age, we can facilitate their learning process and increase their school engagement. This can support the development of their soft skills and better prepare them to lead successful academic and professional life.
Thus, this project aims to:
– Cultivate social/civic/digital competences of children with ASD
– Develop digital skills and knowledge of ASD parents and educators regarding new digitally oriented activities which they can use to help ASD children have a more fruitful educational experience and better communicate with other people
– Enhance social inclusion and participation of children with ASD in the digital era through the use of innovative and interactive digital tools.
– Promote the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and practices across different EU countries due to the diverse education systems available for ASD children.