IBE welcomed the Association for Supporting Children with Special Needs (Moldova) as a Full Member in March 2014.
The organization was founded in 2001 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Initially the organization was named called The Association for Supporting Children with Epilepsy. For the first 10 years of activity, the list of beneficiaries included children with a range of different disabilities. In 2011 it was renamed as the Association for Supporting Children with Special Needs (ASCSN) and its range of activities was expanded.
The Association for Supporting Children with Special Needs was sponsored and supported by the Star of Hope International in Sweden, Finland, and Romania and developed programs to address the problems of children with special needs in the Republic of Moldova. Due to the partnership and sponsorship with the above mentioned organizations the association succeeded in opening the ‘New Hope’ Rehabilitation Centre of Habilitation and Resources .
ASCSN promotes the observance of children’s rights, of young people with special needs and their families in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Moldova and the United Nations Convention on the Children’s Rights.
All children and youth with epilepsy and other disabilities will have the best opportunity to reach their potential.
To create necessary conditions concerning the rehabilitation, training and harmonious integration for children suffering from epilepsy and other disabilities. To provide opportunities and choice for them, to realize their potential and achieve their goals by providing an array of individual and family support. Rights promotion and the reverence to human life, support in psychological and creation activity.
- Rehabilitation of children with epilepsy and other disabilities
- Parents empowerment
- Prevention of child abandonment
- School integration of children with epilepsy and other disabilities
- Awareness and accountability of the community regarding the children with disabilities
To find out more about the Association, please visit their website