The birth of a child with disability in Bulgaria makes families feel a lot of stress, social isolation, helplessness and despair. Due to the lack of adequate and necessary policies, practices and professional services to support parents in this challenge, children often miss the chance for timely intervention in their early years. Society also suffers because ignoring the importance of early intervention creates inequality, confrontation and social exclusion.
Karin Dom's Early Intervention Program is a mobile service consisting of home visits delivered by a multidisciplinary team: physiotherapist, speech therapist, psychologist, social worker. Additional services include parent support groups, toy library and playgroups. In the core of the service is the family-oriented approach where professionals and parents work in partnership, towards strengthening the potential and the resources of the family to stimulate the development of their young children.
The Early Intervention services of Karin Dom have impact on children, families and society. They help children achieve better outcomes, support social inclusion, protect human rights, support families and save valuable community resources.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Official web site of the organization
Annual bulletin 2017
20 Years Karin Dom Brochure
Video - Early Intervention of Karin Dom