Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2017
Attended areas Education and Culture

Estimulando Comunicação

Care for Families and Children Who Are Blind, Deaf, or Living With Multiple-Sensory Disorders

Children with deaf-blindness do not have full use of their sensory channels and, because of this, they begin life not fully understanding the concepts of nighttime, daytime, yesterday, today, or the general happenings around them. Furthermore, the lack of resources for these children – specialized services and professionals in the areas of communication, orientation and mobility – limits the independence they need to socialize and attain a higher quality of life.

For ten years Ahimsa has been working together with renowned centers in Europe and the USA to develop educational programs for children, adolescents and adults with multiple-sensory and deaf-blind disorders, seeking to improve their quality of life and inclusion in society. This project will serve children up to 6 years of age and their families regarding their rights, offering them care, guidelines for sensory-perception stimulation, and communication tools.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Ahimsa aims to:

• Develop a guide in accessible language and create an orientation course for families;
• Provide playful activities that provide sensory stimulation in children;
• Structure a routine for each child that ensures a safer relationship with space and time;
• Hold a seminar about early childhood and children with disabilities.

Impact

50 children with deaf-blindness or multiple disabilities assisted
50 families receiving support and guidance

“Families here are partners in their children’s education, receiving guidance to develop communication and interaction with them.” – AHIMSA Team

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