Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Multilateral project
The project will develop a new learning approach for a very specific and over all neglected social group, namely women with autism. Through the learning process which will take the special education needs of women with autism into consideration the project will contribute to their empowerment in the field of social interactions, active citizenship, equality participation in social activities.
Women with ASD will gain social skills for better navigation of social interactions, empower themselves as disables persons and as women and raise awareness about their existence. The approach will be based on experience learning since women with ASD are not capable of generalizing and can only learn by experience in real situations. That is why they will firstly learn the skills in the learning environment where workshops on different topics such as gender identity, mental health, establishing partner relationships will be organized. Later on, they will be able to test and train the skills learnt in real situation during the study visit, learning camp and international conference. These project activities will also enable women with ASD an active participation in shaping project results such as the documentary film, online book and different public presentations. This is a crucial element of the project since it aims to include women with ASD in all phases of the project in order to stimulate their potentials, teach them about taking the responsibility for themselves and promote active citizenship.
• National Autistic Society (UK) – project coordinator
• VsI EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI (Lithuania)
• Asociación de Padres de personas con Autismo de Burgos (Spain)
• Federação Portuguesa de Autismo (Portugal)