As someone who kindly supports the work of Naked Heart Foundation, we’d like to start by saying thank you. It’s generous supporters like you who change the lives of hundreds of children with special needs and their families in Russia.
This is what we managed to achieve in 2018 thanks to your help:
We created 7 sensory integration and occupational therapy rooms in preschools of Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow which have benefited dozens of children with special needs
We built 10 new playgrounds and play parks in 8 towns, for the benefit of thousands of children of all ages and abilities; we now have 200 across Russia and beyond
416 children with autism and other special needs in Nizhny Novgorod and Saint-Petersburg gained access to education thanks to our school project
474 families with young children with special needs benefit from our early intervention services
The first book by Naked Heart experts Svyatoslav Dovbnya and Tatiana Morozova was published. Entitled “Children with autism spectrum disorders in kindergarten and school: evidence-based practices”, the book is distributed free of charge among parents and specialists
We held 10 free seminars and pieces of training with leading child development experts for 350 parents and specialists from more than six NGOs
Over 500 people from 8 countries and 90 towns, took part in our 7th International “Every Child Deserves a Family” Forum dedicated to Early Intervention programmes
86 kids and young adults with autism enjoyed “Summer With Purpose” in our integrative summer camps
We financed the work of 10 NGOs that provide free support services to hundreds of families of special needs children across Russia
But of course, there is still so much more to be done!
Children with special needs like autism or Down’s syndrome need ongoing support at all stages of their lives. If you could give a little extra today, just 10 GBP would pay for an hour of training for a special needs school teacher. Help us train specialists to help children with mental, sensory and physical disability.
Thank you very much and stay tuned!