Representatives of Cedar Foundation took part at the “Provocative behaviour of children and youngsters with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders” training organized by the Lumos Foundation on March 23rd and March 24th in Sofia. Professionals from the Family-type homes in Kystendil and Kazanlak, as well as from the Centre for social rehabilitation and integration in Kystendil took part in the event.The training was led by Brian McDonald – a psychologist at the ability West Foundation in Northern Ireland. Ability West supports and provides high-quality services to over 500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.The central topic of the seminar was the general understanding of the autism and the intellectual problems, as well as the associated with them provocative behaviour. The participants discussed the communication difficulties of the people with autistic spectrum intellectual disabilities and their various behavioural manifestations. The discussions resulted in defining several propositions for supporting the people lacking verbal communication abilities, or with additional communication needs.During the multiple discussions the participants had the opportunity to exchange experience and good working practices.
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