New ERASMUS + project from 2020 September 1
From September 1, 2020 VšĮ Socialinių inovacijų centras (SIC) started coordinating and implementing the new two-year Erasmus + KA204 project NEWork – NEurodiversity at work: Supporting young adults with ASD enter and succeed at the workplace“ Nr. 2020-1-LT01-KA204-078035 together with partners - Innovation Hive (Greece), Stichting Drawing to Health (Netherlands), STANDO LTD (Cyprus), LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE (Latvia) and SC PSIHOFORWORLD (Romania).
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex lifelong developmental disorder characterized by disorders of social communication, interaction, and imagination that affect each individual differently. According to the Autism Society, ASD is the fastest growing disease with an annual growth rate of 10-17%.
The final products of the project are:
1) Joint curricula and training programme for soft skills development of young adults with ASD (IO1);
2) Soft Skills development online tutorials for individuals with autism (IO2);
3) NEWork elearning platform (IO3).
The project is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + program.
We met today to discuss the development of online tutorials and future training in Cyprus for young people with ASD!
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"I am glad that I had the opportunity to participate in this training. I gained extremely useful theoretical and practical knowledge. It is a pleasure to cooperate with professionals from other countries and achieve the best results in the professional field! ”- said Rūta, a social worker, who recently returned from training in Riga, Latvia.
She and her colleagues participated in a 5-day training for educators working with young adults with ASD.
Rūta's colleague Aistė is glad that she was able to expand her knowledge about the autism spectrum disorder, learned more about the employment opportunities and methods of people with ASD.
Specialists from Latvia, Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania and Lithuania met during the training. They all learned to recognize the basic soft skills applied in the work environment to young people with ASD and to be able to apply them in their work practice. Participants got acquainted with the Joint curriculum for this target group, online tutorials and e-learning platform.
All of these products are part of the project “NEurodiversity at work: Supporting young adults with ASD enter and succeed at the workplace“ project code: 2020-1-LT01-KA204-078035.
Partners‘ meeting of the project „NEWork – NEurodiversity at work: Supporting young adults with ASD enter and succeed at the workplace“ (No. 2020-1-LT01-KA204-078035) took place on 26-27 October in Larissa, Greece.
The partners discussed about the progress of the project, focusing on the intellectual products being developed.
Partners were able to rejoice in the results achieved and share their insights into future training in Latvia, which will take place on January 2022.
Also, there is a lot of interesting creative work going on – online tutorials are being developed for people with ASD to help them integrate into the labour market.
On the 1st of June project „NEurodiversity at work: Supporting young adults with ASD enter and succeed at the workplace" (No. 2020-1-LT01-KA204-078035) partners from Greece, Romania, Netherlands, Cyprus and Latvia met online and discussed IO1 development and next steps of the project.
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Kick off meeting of Erasmus + KA204 project ,, NEurodiversity at work: Supporting young adults with ASD enter and succeed at the workplace “
On Decmber 4, 2020 Erasmus + KA204 project ,, NEurodiversity at work: Supporting young adults with ASD enter and succeed at the workplace “ partners - VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras (SIC) , Innovation Hive (Greece), Stichting Drawing to Health (Netherlands), STANDO LTD (Cyprus), LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE (Latvia) and SC PSIHOFORWORLD (Romania) had a virtual Kick off meeting.
Partners presented their selves and their institutions, discussed about the design of a project website, contents of final products:
1) a joint program for the development of soft skills in young people with ASD (IO1);
2) online soft skills development textbooks for ADS individuals (IO2);
3) el. learning platform (IO3).
We were happy to see each other and start an interesting project.