The project: “Transfer of practices to improve the support for children with special needs and their families towards inclusive education” is funded by: Active Citizenship Funds Bulgaria, European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 , Project partner is State Diagnostic and Counseling Center (SDCC), Iceland.
Exchange of knowledge and expertise with Icelandic organization to develop methods and guidelines to support civil society organizations and providers of social services in Bulgaria, empower parents and other activists to better understand the child’s condition and assist him in developing and piloting the service, which created an opportunity for early guidance and support for children with special needs.
1. Working visits to exchange knowledge and expertise between Karin Dom specialists and specialists from the Icelandic partner organization – State Diagnostic and Counseling Center, to support children with special needs and their families in the process of transition and inclusion in mainstream structures.
2. Developing methods and guidelines for the successful support of children with special needs and their families – in the framework of this activity, methods, guidelines, modules for parental advocacy training and teacher training will be developed to prepare for the transition to day care or kindergarten. We will aim at improving cross-sector cooperation on inclusive education and developing a tool for assessing the progress of parents involved in services.
3. Empowering parents and other activists to support the inclusion of children with special needs – the methods and guidelines developed will be a way into practice to help refine them to the needs of the target group and increase the capacity of parents and activists to support children with special needs for their inclusion.
4. Piloting services for children with special needs and their families – the developed methods will be applied, as Karin Dom will pilot a service for parents and young children to monitor the development of children. Open days will be held, individual and group sessions will be held with children, coordination meetings will be organized and held, as well as individual consultations with parents, specialists and educators.
28 Oktomber 2019 - 28 Oktomber 2022
Active Citizenship Funds Bulgaria, European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021
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