❤️For 14 years the Naked Heart Foundation has been helping children with special needs.
❤️People with autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities require special support throughout their lives.
❤️We are building an inclusive society.
❤️We are giving people equal opportunities.
❤️We use a systematic approach to support people with special needs at all stages of their lives.
❤️We run free support programmes for parents at our Family Support Centres.
❤️We prepare young children for school at our Early Intervention Centre.
❤️Almost 500 families of children under 6 with special needs are taking part in our projects.
❤️We work with 26 preschools and centres in Nizhny Novgorod, St Petersburg, Moscow, Tver and Tula.
❤️We give children previously considered “unteachable” access to education.
❤️Over 600 kids with autism started school in three regions of Russia.
❤️We sponsor summer camps for children with special needs.
❤️We help run supported living apartments where people with special needs learn how to be independent.
❤️To do this, we need qualified professionals.
❤️That’s why we are training parents and specialists to use evidence-based methods of work. We organise an international forum and conferences. We run seminars and training sessions. We broadcast webinars with the world’s leading experts.
❤️Our work helps teachers to support children with special needs.
❤️We want these children to live normal lives. We want them to learn, socialise, make friends, play and enjoy sports just like everyone else.
❤️Therefore, we build inclusive play areas for children of all ages and abilities. Today there are almost 200 Naked Heart play facilities.
❤️Most importantly, we work hard every single day to change attitudes towards people with special needs. An inclusive society is not just about infrastructure. It’s about breaking down barriers in our attitudes towards people with mental, psychical and sensory disabilities.
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