ReAttach Conference – Final call for abstracts

Dear colleagues,

We are honored to invite you to the 2nd Scientific ReAttach Conference which is held in
Skopje, Macedonia,  May 29th – May 30th, 2020.  

FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
In preparation for our final conference program, our scientific committee encourages you to submit an abstract for a lecture, workshop or poster presentation.  The general theme of the 2nd ReAttach Conference is “embracing complexity“. This theme refers to the development of specialized training for ReAttach therapists who work with complex neuro-developmental challenges. The topics below are designed to help provide coherence to the program, but not to be overly restrictive.

  • ReAttach
  • Early Intervention / Special Education
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Neuro-developmental challenges through the lifespan
  • Personal growth and performance

Special opportunities for parents, partners and service users

We feel that research, innovation, and clinical expertise must be accessible for all. Therefore a team of experts will be available for free consultations on May 31st. 

Early Bird Registration is open until December 31st
You can easily register for this event by clicking the link below.

We hope to welcome you in Skopje!

Kind regards,
ReAttach Therapy International Foundation

Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism

Одржaн првиот состaнок од проектот (1st meeting) Autism Friendly Spaces

Почитувaни колешки и колеги,

Со зaдоволство сaкaме дa ве информирaме декa МНЗA зaпочнa уште еден Ерaзмус плус проект под нaслов: Autism Friendly Spaces. Пaртнери во проектот се: Prisms НВО од Мaлтa кои се и носители нa проектот. Други пaртнери во проектот се:

2. Learning designers, Spain
3. Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability, Malta
4. Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism, the Republic of Macedonia
5. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Malta
6. Autisme – Europe AISBL, Belgium.

Нa состaнокот нaјпрвин се претстaвијa сите учесници. Потоa се зaпознaвме со глaвните елементи нa проектот, мултипните состaноци кои ќе се одвивaaт еднaш нa годишно ниво во Мaлтa. Секaко декa беa спомнaти и очекувaните искоди од истиот. Се воспосaтвијa нaчини зa понaтaмошнa комункaцијa. Кaко и дa е, не` очекувa многу рaботa нa создaвaње н пријaтни местa зa лицaтa со aутизaм во Мaкедонијa.

Претседaтел нa МНЗA

 

Одржана првата обука од АСП проектот

Почитувани читатели,

Сакаме да ве известиме дека на 9 и 10 ноември 2019 година МНЗА ја одржана првата обука во рамките на АСП проектот во Центарот за аутизам во Топанско поле. Проектот е со финансиска поддршка од УНИЦЕФ и амбасадата на Кралството на Велика Британија во Скопје. Програмата за социјални вештини и позитивно родителство е системска интервенција од која е од поголема помош за семејствата со аутизам. Во првата фаза од овој проект се едуцираат професионалците, а во втората родителите на децата со аутистичен спектар на нарушувања. Во првиот викенд професионалците се здобија со следните знаења:

Вовед во аутистичниот спектар на нарушувања;

Визуелна поддршка на учењето;

Позитивни пристапи кон сексуалниот развој и едукација;

Управување со сензорната чувствителност;

Позитивни пристапи кон социјалниот развој, комуникација и интеракција;

Разбирање и управување со предизвикувачкото однесување.

За две седмици продолжуваат обуките и професионалците ќе добијат знаења за социјалните вештини, социјалните приказни и како да ги подобрат социјалните однесувања на своите клиенти. Во продолжение проследете слики од настанот.

Претседател на МНЗА

 

Third #Autism PCP transnational project meeting in Rome

Dear colleagues,

The third Autism PCP transnational project meeting was held on 27-30 September 2019 in Rome, Italy. Representatives from D.A.D.A.A (Association of Parents, Legal Guardians & Friends of Children & Adults in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers’), Scoala Gimnaziala Smaranda Gheorghiu, Cyclisis, Shipcon Limassol Limited, Parvi Nationalen Centar Po Dyslexia and Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism were hosted by our Italian partners Maendeleo for Children Aps.

The partners discussed several topics regarding the implementation process of the project. The first part was dedicated to overviewing and commenting the report summary as well as discussing the dissemination plan and tools.  In the second part of the meeting a proposed evaluation and sustainability strategy was reviewed and discussed. The third part of the meeting was concerned with an overview of the so far IO1 accomplishments. Additionally, MSSA represented shortly it’s publications plans in relation to the IOs productions. Working discussions followed the presentations on all IO products. Further work was organized in work streams and supervisors were assigned to each workgroup.

Next project meeting will take place in April 2020 in Ruse, Bulgaria.

Vice-president of MSSA

 

Autism Friendly Spaces new MSSA Erasmus plus project

Dear readers,

With great pleasure we want to announce that we got the new #Erasmusplus project togethter with partners from Malta, Spain and Belgium. The title of the project is Autism Friendly Spaces.

The main aim of this project is to create a change in community by :

  • adjusting environments to be more accessible to people with autism
  • providing training and creating awareness in the community
  • helping the social aspect for youth with autism.

Online modules specifically for school educators will be created. A certificate will be
provided once the modules are complete. Providing professional guidance to modify school space into an accessible and safe space for students with autism.

  • Providing professional guidance and training to employees on autism and how to
    provide an accessible space to people with autism.
  • Creating an Autism Friendly Award which will be given to shops/services who fulfill
    the criteria.
  • Creating a website and an app with information and location about the awarded
    services and shops which are participating in this project and the services that are being
    offered.

President of MSSA

Signed cooperation agreement between UNICEF MK and MSSA

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to announce that we signed a cooperation agreement between UNICEF MK and Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism on the project entitled: “Autism Social Skills and Positive Parenting Program. It is a small scale funding agreement and the duration of the project will be one year. With this, our NGO will help again to the children with #autism in Macedonia and their families as well. We are working in continuum 19 years on the improvement of the quality of life of those vulnerable category of our citizens. I would like to express my gratitude to all involved persons in this first stage of the project. We hope that the final results of the project will satisfied families who have children with autism.

President of MSSA

 

2nd ReAttach Conference in Skopje, Macedonia

Dear colleagues,
We are honored to invite you at the 2nd Scientific ReAttach Conference which be held in
Skopje, Macedonia, May 29th – May 30th 2020.
Conference Program / Abstract submission
In preparation of our final conference program, our scientific committee encourages you to submit an abstract for a lecture, workshop or poster presentation.  The general theme of the 2nd ReAttach Conference is “embracing complexity“. This theme refers to the development of specialized training for ReAttach therapists who work with complex neuro-developmental challenges. The topics below are designed to help provide coherence to the program, but not to be overly restrictive.
  • ReAttach
  • Early Intervention / Special Education
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Neuro-developmental challenges through the lifespan
  • Personal growth and performance
Special opportunities for parents, partners and service users
We feel that research, innovation and clinical expertise must be accessible for all. Therefore a team of experts will be available for free consultations May 31st. 
Early Bird Registration is open.
You can easily register for this event by clicking the link below.
Scientific Committee is very well experienced.
For additional questions you can contact us by email: 
reattachfoundation@gmail.com  and president@mssa.org.mk.
Conference web site: https://www.reattachconference.org  
We hope to welcome you in Skopje, Macedonia!
Kind regards,

ReAttach Therapy International Foundation

Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism

Second #AutismPCP project meeting in Bucharest

Dear colleagues,

Second Autism PCP project meeting was held on 2nd and 3rd May, in Bucharest, Romania. Participating Organisations were D.A.D.A.A, Maendeleo for Children Aps, Scoala Gimnaziala Smaranda Gheorghiu, Cyclisis, ShipCon Limassol Limited and Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism.

The subject of this transnational meeting was finalizing Intellectual Output 1a with focus on transitions. All participating organizations reported the national context regarding best practices on autism as well as common strategies identified via the questionnaire. Future tasks distribution and time table were discussed.

Next project meeting will be held in September, in Rome, Italy.

Vice-president of MSSA