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Laureate of the Autism and New Technologies Call for Projects, launched by the Fondation Orange, the UEFA Fundation for children in partnership with FIRAH :

Research carried by the CERPPS and therapists in the field (France), "COORDINATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)"


This project focusses on the hypothesis that there is a co-dependency between the development of specific social skills and motor coordination in children with ASD. More specifically, its aim is to improve cooperation, non-verbal communication and understanding of the social intentions of these children, and to test the efficacity of NAO robot-assisted therapy.

The deliverables from this project are varied: an e-learning tool aimed at parents and professionals, describing the type of support studied in this project, an e-learning tool for the large public concerned by this topic, highlighting the results of the project in terms of robot-assisted support for children with ASD, clearly-worded brochures and posters presenting the methods of intervention evaluated in this study.

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Laureates of the annual Call for Projects launched by FIRAH :

Research carried by the University of Toulouse and the Association Crescendo (France), "SUPPORT FOR THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES"


In France, families of children with disabilities encounter huge difficulties finding childcare facilities, mainly due to two factors: fear of disability on the part of childcare professionals, and insufficient human, material and technical resources.
This project aims to evaluate the usefulness of a mobile support unit for the inclusion of children with disabilities and their families.
The project deliverables will be: a set of guidelines for families and childcare professionals, promoting the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream childcare facilities and a pedagogic video on the same topic.
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Research carried by the University of Bordeaux and the UNAFAM (France), "RESISTING STIGMA IN psychosocial disability: A PROGRAMME CO-PRODUCED BY PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA, THEIR FAMILIES AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSSIONALS"


Stigmatisation is recognized today as a key issue in psychosocial disability. Actions to reduce stigmatisation are until now focussing on negatives perceptions of the general public and of persons stigmatised with very few results.
This project aims to develop and evaluate a programme of resistance to stigmatization, based on scientifically-proven principles of practice and a co-production between those involved on the ground: people with psychosocial disabilities, their families, and professionals.
The deliverables from this research will be varied: a digital guidebook on the topic: « Co-producing actions to resist stigmatization in psychosocial disability; a document presenting the programme including training proposals.
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Research carried by the University de Toulouse, the IRIT et the IJA de Toulouse (France), "IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY OF DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS FOR STUDENTS WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES IN MAINSTREAM CLASSROOMS (ACCESS-MAN)"


This project has two main considerations : a strong political desire to develop digital teaching tools for schools (Digital Plan for Education), and the difficulties for digital textbook publishers in designing teaching tools that are accessible to students with visual disabilities in mainstream classrooms due to a lack of specific knowledge of their needs.

The aim is to evaluate the accessibility of digital textbooks for students in mainstream classrooms, that these texts be adapted and/or accessible through assistive technology, and to design and evaluate accessibility solutions.

The project deliverables will be varied: a short video to present the project, a video presenting the needs of students with visual disabilities in their use of digital textbooks; a document containing recommendations for the design of accessible digital textbooks..

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Necessary documents for the annual Call for Projects:
Presentation of the Call for Projects
Form for the letter of intention

 

Guideline for the complete file

Form for the complete file

 

Press Release

Necessary documents for the Autism and New Technologies Call for Projects:
Presentation of the Call for Projects
Form for the letter of intention

 

Guideline for the complete file

Form for the complete file

 

Press Release

Calendar of the Calls for Projects:
Closing date for letters of intent - 24 March 2017 at midnight (French time)
Project leaders informed of pre-selected letters of intent - 3 July 2017
Closing date for completed applications - 29 September 2017 at midnight (French time)
Project leaders informed of selected applications - 6 December 2017

Families and disability: managing parental stress for parents of children with Dravet syndrome