This project will allow to organize 5 Early Intervention centers in the different areas of the city of Kharkov. Annually about 500 families with early age children with developmental delays and disabilities will get the early intervention service. Children with Down syndrom, autism, cerebral palsy and other problems will have professional help and their parents - support. Our efforts are directed to the prevention of institualisation and invalidisation of children.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Kharkov, about 3,000 children with disabilities. Families can not receive early intervention services in the public service, they simply do not exist. Our team (speech therapists, psychologists, physical therapists, doctors) in Kharkov creates network of early intervention in order to family centered, interdisciplinary early intervention service will be available to families who need it.
How will this project solve this problem?
Each year, 500 families with children with disabilities can receive assistance in the development of the child, in the organization of living space, its integration into the society. In five centers of early intervention children will receive regular training with professionals. Help in the selection of medical equipment, educational toys, tools for feeding, walks, games, etc; parents will be given psychological support to parents in a crisis situation with the birth of a child with disabilities
Potential Long Term Impact
This project is a pioneering opportunity to get professional help and support for the families with early age children with disabilities. Child with special needs can appear in any family. Early Intervention program minimizes children's development delays and increases quality of family life
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,290
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $88,710
Total Funding Goal: $95,000