Growing with Children's rights - National

Practices

1. Title of the initiative/good practice?
"Casa Soarelui" Center for therapeutic intervention in ADS (autism spectrum disorder)

Title of the initiative/good practice?
2. The main scope/theme of the initiative/good practice? Please cross.
The main scope/theme of the
initiative/good practice? Please cross. A.
CHILD-FRIENDLY SERVICES AND
SYSTEMS
Child-friendly justice
Child-friendly healthcare
Child-friendly social services
Family law and family policies
Education
Sport, culture and other educational and
youth activities
B. ELIMINATING VIOLENCE
AGAINST CHILDREN
Sexual violence
Trafficking of children
Corporal punishment
Gender based violence
Domestic violence
Violence in schools
Bullying, harassment and cyber bullying
C. CHILDREN IN VULNERABLE
SITUATIONS
Children in alternative care
Children with disabilities
Children in detention
Migrant children
Children 'on the move' (refugees, asylum-
seeking, unaccompanied and separated,
internally displaced and stateless children)
Roma children
D. CHILD PARTICIPATION
Democratic citizenship and human rights
education
Education and information on children's
rights
Children in the media environment
(internet, social media, etc.)
3. Which organisation manages the initiative/good practice?
Which organisation
manages the
initiative/good
practice? Organisation:
General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child P

Website:
www.dgaspc3.ro

Name of contact person:
Christina Belu

Country:
Romania

E-mail:
office@dgaspc3.ro

Phone:
0733104192

4. Please describe briefly the initiative/good practice
The main goal of the project is to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents by
increasing accessibility to therapy services, counseling services and access to inclusive education in mainstream
schools.

Please describe briefly the initiative/good practice
5. Do you know the timeframe of this initiative/good practice? (Start, end, ongoing)
The project started in early 2014 and is currently in implementation.

Do you know the timeframe of this initiative/good practice? (Start, end, ongoing)
6. Which activities are implemented within this initiative/good practice? (E.g. online
campaign, seminars, workshops, trainings, personal consultations, etc.)
The main activities carried out in the Center "Casa Soarelui" are individual therapy psychotherapist - child group therapy,
workshops for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, courses for teachers in District 3, training and
supervising the therapists therapeutic intervention.

Which activities are implemented within this initiative/good practice? (E.g. online campaign,
seminars, workshops, trainings, personal consultations, etc.)
7. What are the products of this initiative/good practice? (E.g. online education tool, flyers,
handbook, manual, factsheets, online resource center, etc.)
Not applicable.

What are the products of this initiative/good practice? (E.g. online education tool, flyers,
handbook, manual, factsheets, online resource center, etc.)
8. Please indicate the target group(s) of this initiative/good practice. Please cross.
Please indicate the target group(s) of this initiative/good practice. Please cross. Children
and adolescents
Parents
Professionals working with children (please specify below)
Decision makers
Public authorities and civil servants
Civil society organisations
Public at large
Other
Please specify
Teachers in school and preschool.

9. What are the success factors of this initiative/good practice? (E.g. number of people
reached, dissemination, cooperation with stakeholders, visibility, funding, etc.) Please
enumerate the success factors.
The direct beneficiaries of this project will be represented by 22 children aged from 1 year, residing in District 3,
diagnosed with neuropsychological and motor delays, 200 teachers from school and preschool programs that will benefit
of training anually and 120 parents. This project is conducted in partnership with HELP Autism Association. The financing of th

What are the success factors of this initiative/good practice? (E.g. number of people reached,
dissemination, cooperation with stakeholders, visibility, funding, etc.) Please enumerate the
success factors.
10. If possible, please give an estimate of how high the budget was for this initiative/good
practice (in Euros) and how many people work for it? (Full time equivalents including
volunteers)
The estimated budget for one year of operation is 135 433 euros (VAT included), and the staff involved consists of 11 full-time
employees and 150 volunteers.

If possible, please give an estimate of how high the budget was for this initiative/good
practice (in Euros) and how many people work for it? (Full time equivalents including
volunteers)
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