The UN General Assembly
declared December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with
Disabilities. A disability should not be an
obstacle to the individual’s development and progress. The protection of rights
of persons with disabilities, ensuring an accessible environment, and respect
for persons with disabilities should become a priority for all of us.
The Human Rights Defender’s
representatives visited “My Way” Socio-Rehabilitation Day Care Center ahead of
the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
“My Way” Socio-Rehabilitation
Day Care Center has been operating for already 14 years and is envisaged for
adolescents and young people with autism. There were only eight children when
the center was opened. The foundation’s board of trustees is comprised of four
individuals; and it was due to them, the parents of children with autism that
the foundation was founded. The “My Way” Center already has 180 students. And
in 2020 that number will reach 200. American and European methods are applied
here, and these methods, according to the founders, proved to be effective. In
the beginning, they work with children making them predictable and manageable,
and then, help them with profession and occupation choice based on the European
Children with a phenomenal
memory, exceptional musical talent and extraordinary creative skills spend the
large part of the day at the Center. They play music, participate in therapy
classes, make postcards or dolls, engage in pottery or paint.