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Train-ASD – Vocational training on communication and teaching approaches for autistic pupils (2018 – 2020)

Running from October 2018 to September 2020, the Train-ASD (Vocational training on communication and teaching approaches for autistic pupils) project was funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme.

This strategic partnership’s objective was to exchange know-how to develop a large-scale training programme on the use of alternative communication systems for autistic children in the countries involved in the project.

Partners came from various backgrounds – both national and cultural – and had a wide set of skills. The project coordinator, the University of Macedonia (Greece), worked closely with the other partners, such as: the University of Bucharest (Romania), the Greek Scientific Foundation of Special Education – GREFSE(Greece), INTE*LEARN (Greece), a company specialised in Computer Assisted Learning, and Autism-Europe (Belgium).

More specifically, the objectives of the Train-ASD included:

  • To provide better quality training for the target groups;
  • To facilitate and support professionals in refreshing their skills and validating procedures acquired from practice;
  • To identify knowledge and practice gaps through comprehensive training needs analyses;
  • To develop and e-training curriculum as a result of cooperation between Greece, Romania and Belgium based on the results of the training needs analyses;
  • To develop an e-platform, accessible from any portable device to host the educational modules and develop a community of inquire.

Autism-Europe took lead on the Dissemination and Exploitation Work-Package, apart from taking responsibility for two national events held in Belgium in 2019 and 2020.

Visit the dedicated website of the project

About the Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.