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Autism or Deafblindness?

This is the question that, for 2 days – special education teachers, psychologists, physiotherapists and social workers – have tried answering in Oradea, as part of the biannual network meeting of teachers working with children with deafblindness and multisensory impairments.

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Run with sense!

Do you think a child who doesn’t hear and doesn’t see is entitled to proper education? So do we!

We registered on Galantom, the platform which helps good people raise funds for projects NGOs run to bring change in the community.

If you enjoy running and you want to do this to support children with deafblindness from Romania at the Bucharest International Marathon 2014, do not hesitate to contact us!

Maratonul Internațional București 2014You will run for the project Education with sense, a national level project taking place in 11 towns in Romania, aiming to provide access to education for 180 children with deafblindness (combination of hearing and visual impairments), by:

  • Equipping classes with sensory stimulation materials;
  • Providing specialist therapies to children – physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and hippo therapy;
  • Training teachers in special communication, orientation and mobility techniques.

Because we want this project to be sustainable, we work in partnership with state authorities, so that what we build supports both children

with deafblindness currently learning in classes, and the future generations.

Ramona Grozăvescu, IMMOCHAN Romania, has already chosen to run with sense! Help her out by donating here

Contact person

Mihaela Vasilache, Manager Fundraising
mvasilache@senseint.org.ro
Mobile: 0751 200 206

Alearga cu sens

Training course in deafblindness for Arad, Iași and Timișoara

In 3-6 Sepember 2014, Timișoara hosted the training course in the field of deafblindness organised by Sense International (Romania) as part of the project Sense for life, funded by Orange Foundation and co-funded by Medicor Foundation.

This course was held for the teachers involved in the vocational project, a project which has the aim to professionally integrate young people with deafblindness. Continue reading

Remember Helen Keller!

June – a month dedicated to people with deafblindness around the world!

“The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not even touched. They must be felt from the heart”. These words belong to Helen Keller, the best known person with deafblindness in the whole world. Every year, in June, the entire world celebrates the International Deafblind Awareness Week. In our country, Sense International (Romania) has organised various activities to mark this international celebration.

Take a look at how children and young people with deafblindness and multisensory impairments from the educational and vocational programme have celebrated the event!

Amintiți-vă de Helen Keller!

Take a look at how children with deafblindness and multisensory impairments from the early intervention programme have celebrated the event!

Copii cu deficiente senzoriale multiple

Take a look at the winning photographs of the SENSES photo competition!

About Helen Keller:

Helen KellerDespite the fact that she had lost both her sight and her hearing at the early age of 19 months, Helen Keller succeeded in becoming the first deafblind person graduating a university, in 1904. With a support of a very gifted teacher – Anne Sullivan – she learnt English, French, Greek, German and Latin using Braille.

Helen Keller wrote many books and articles and she fought for the rights of people with disabilities. She contributed to the opening of many hospitals and centres for blindness prevention all over the world.

 

 

Parents – active members of the multidisciplinary team

For over a decade, Sense International (Romania) has been organising, twice a year, the network meetings of teachers working with deafblind and multisensory impaired children.

Such a meeting has just taken place in Timisoara on Saturday, March 22nd. The theme was one of great importance and interest – parents and their essential role within the multidisciplinary team.

And because such a theme could not be approached in the absence of parents – key resources for specialists working with these children, we enjoyed the presence of two extraordinary parents who shared with the group their experience, happy moments as well as challenges they must deal with. Continue reading

Excellency Award for the Involvement in the Education of Children with Special Needs for Sense International (Romania)

On December 3rd 2013, on the occasion of the International Day of People with Disabilities, Sense International (Romania) received the Excellency Award for the Involvement in the Education of Children with Special Needs, during the Edumanager.ro Awards. This award is yet another recognition of SI(R) efforts and work during the past almost 13 years in Romania, as well as a reason to continue on the challenging path of improving the quality of education for deafblind and multisensory impaired children and youth.