These stories are not about ‘miracle cures’ or about how a child’s symptoms of autism or Down’s syndrome vanished at the wave of a magic wand. These stories are about hard work – work carried out diligently from day to day by teachers from our Family Support Centre, parents and the children themselves. They are about overcoming fears and learning how to do the simplest of things, like brushing one’s teeth or getting dressed. They are about the achievements of kids that we are very proud of!
Arkady Tarakanov lives in Nizhny Novgorod, he has autism. He took part in our Education Project and as a result went to school where teachers were trained to work with children like Arkady. School had really changed his life and the life of his family.
Elina lives in Nizhny Novgorod, she has autism. Elina took part in our Education Project and as a result went to school where teachers were trained to work with children like her. School helped her develop new skills and make new friends. Watch this video to hear Elina's story.
Ilya is 9, he lives in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. He has autism. Ilya and his mother did not leave the house much until Ilya began taking classes at the Naked Heart Foundation Family Support Centre. Watch the video to learn more.
Polina is 12 years old, she lives in Niznhy Novgorod and has autistic spectrum disorders. Before she started attending Naked Heart Family Support Centre her behaviour was very difficult. However regular classes helped her to significantly improve her social skills.
Sasha R., a young man with an autistic spectrum disorder, started attending the first grade at Family Support Centre. At that point, Sasha expressed no interest in the activities of others and did not respond to the teacher's attempts to organise interactions with other people...
There are two boys in a family I., both of whom have autism. They are Sergey, aged 8 and Andrey, aged 6. Their mother was convinced that nobody and nothing could help her boys, and was very sensitive about the way in which society treated her children...