- a higher degree of integration for children with autism or special educational needs in mainstream schools by adapting the school curricula and setting up an adaptive environment for them.
- lowering the school leaving rate together with fostering their emotional and cognitive development.
- integrating in mainstream schools a greater number of children with development disorders makes contribution to reducing social and economic differences which separates this vulnerable group from the rest of the society.
- increasing the number of people to graduate from compulsory education to become productive and independent adults.
- considerably improving the measures taken to fight discrimination, thus proving that children with autism, learning difficulties and development disorders are valuable members of the society and that they can become active members of the school population.
- on the long term, we will develop practice, policies and a culture of inclusion, that is changing the mentality of all the people belonging to the target group.
- developing intercultural communication and encouraging diversity acceptance will lead to integrating children belonging to vulnerable groups, especially Rroma children.
- the 8 integratory mainstream schools will draw up local action plans as to integration and inclusion.
Expected outcomes – figures – after funding PLUS
|Representatives of local, county, regional or national belonging and the private sector entities or civil society who have acquired new knowledge and specific in terms of gender equality, equality, discrimination, intercultural understanding, respect for diversity, etc.||40|
|Professionals / employees providing services children and youth various vulnerable groups which have acquired new knowledge and specific skills training sessions Participants (teachers, specialists)||205|
|Exchange networks and good practice transfer, initiating partnerships, coalitions, other associations||2|
|Drawing up methodologies, instruments, projects, action plans or local development plans||8|
|Pupils belonging to vulnerable groups integrated in adaptive environments||50|
|Pre-school children belonging to vulnerable groups integrated in adaptive environments||10|
|Reviewed and adapted management plans||14|
|Personalised intervention plans for pupils with autistic disorders||15|
|Personalised intervention plans for pupils with special educational needs||45|
|Training courses delivered||2|
|County register for learning difficulties people||1|
|Studies regarding the degree of integration of people||1|
|Complex psycho-social educational assessment for pre-school and school children||60|
Added value of the project
The added value of the project resides, firstly, in the integrative character of the solutions we propose in order to improve the issues identified. We think the main reason why disabled children are little integrated is lack of communication between all the factors involved as well as to the low coherence of the measures applided on a county and on a national level. Through the partnership between specialists, local authorities representatives, teachers and parents, we will create a framework prone to inclusion and generating long term effects.
THE RESULTS of the project „Developing strategies and policies to grant equal chances to children belonging to vulnerable goups”
The main results, at the end of the project, are:
- The Educational Centre for children with autism and other development disturbances, settled at Școala Gimnazială Nr. 4 Bistrița
- The County Register for people with learning difficulties
- The county strategy to integrate children with special educational needs
- 2 training programmes licenced for teachers
- 65 complex psycho – socio – educational assessments for pupils and preschool children
- 61 children and pupils benefitted from evaluation and therapy activities (over 4000 hours) as well as from the 61 individual intervention plans, one for each of them
- 264 teachers followed the training courses
- Over 200 parents took part in the information, counselling and awareness-raising activities.