Title AVANTI - Autism and Valorised & Adequate New methods and Techniques for Inclusion
Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/BE/110
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The aim of the AVANTI-project is to provide a contribution to the inclusion of people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)and to maximize the opportunities concerning lifelong learning (and working). This happens by the development of a tailormade Life-course model, focused on education, training and work.
Within the framework of Equal (2005-2007), two partners of the transnational cooperation 'SMART', worked out on national level different complementary models, with methods and instruments (Kairo - Kira - Learning Gateway). The developed models always focus on a specific part concerning education, training and/or work, but identify important aspects in the life course model-perspective. One red wire in methods and instruments is lacking until now. A model that's aimed at education, training and work for persons with autism, in which the different methods from a perspective of life course are linked with each other. So that teachers, trainers and coaches and other persons who give support, will work more complementarily and additionally.
Aim and sub-objectives
The aim of the AVANTI-project is to provide a contribution to the inclusion of people with a disability and to maximize the opportunities concerning lifelong learning (and working) for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This happens by the development of a tailormade life-course model, aimed to increase social inclusion on the labour market (based on education, training and work).
The model focuses on education, at an early stage /as early as possible and on necessary support on training and finally work.
The sub-objectives of the Avanti-project:
1. Development of an inclusive model for the support of persons with ASD from education (empowerment) to work. In the model, already developed methodics and instruments are connected to foresee support with education, training-work.
2. Exchange of knowledge, methods and instruments from different countries concerning topics involving professional labour integration and lifelong learning for young adults (with the focus on people with ASD).
3. Bring together/Gathering/ Collecting as much knowledge and insights as possible about the life course model from the different partners, and their networks.
4. Make an inventory of good practice examples from education within the framework of the life course model.
o Feedback from national networks concerning support concerning Lifelong learning and ASD (Education-training-work).
o The development of a good practice in the Netherlands and Belgium: where the life course model will be tested
o The development of an adequate assessment and a first limited test/ tryout by a number of young people with ASD (Belgium).
o The development of a training for teachers and professionals.
Access for disadvantaged
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
program or curricula