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EU Project: Train-ASD– Vocational training on communication and teaching approaches for autistic pupils

Running from October 2018 to September 2020, the project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme. The strategic partnership’s objective is 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 come from various backgrounds – both national and cultural – and have a wide set of skills. The project coordinator, the University of Macedonia (Greece) will work closely with all the other partners the University of Bucharest (Romania); the Greek Scientific Foundation of Special Education (GREFSE); a company specialized in Computer Assisted Learning INTE*LEARN (Greece) and Autism-Europe (Belgium).

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

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

Autism-Europe takes lead on the Dissemination and Exploitation Workpackage, apart from taking responsibility for two national events to be 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.