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News & Events2020-10-30T13:58:04+00:00

IPA2 partners share project’s good progress at the third transnational meeting

On December 17, 14 partners from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Serbia and Belgium participated in the third transnational meeting of the IPA2 project to assess the project’s progress as well as to ensure its viability and success. The meeting, that was supposed to be hosted by project partner SocialIT in Italy, was held online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a welcome and introduction, project coordinator Polibienestar confirms the approval of the project extension requested [...]

IPA2 partners survey education professionals to validate curriculum and training modules

Throughout the autumn of 2020, IPA2 partners surveyed education professionals in Spain, Portugal and Serbia to validate curricular content for a training course on improving scholar transitions from primary to secondary school for autistic students. The results of the survey provided insight into the types of knowledge and training teachers would benefit from. Over 75% of respondents placed very high importance on training for teachers focused on improving the transition of autistic students from primary to secondary [...]

Project partners make progress in developing curriculum and training modules with co-creation sessions

Since the launch of the IPA2 project, partners have been working to develop and execute the project’s activities. The activities of the IPA2 project aim to reduce the problem of school vulnerability of autistic students in the transition from primary to secondary school. In its initial phase, the project has been utilising co-creation methodologies to develop a curriculum as well as learning modules. Three co-creation sessions took place in Spain, Portugal and Serbia and had more than [...]

IPA2 partners put together resources for autistic people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

IPA2 project partner Autism-Europe has gathered useful resources and tips from across the world to help autistic people and their families navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This time of crisis has been and continues to be particularly challenging for autistic people who see a disruption in their routine, and have difficulty facing uncertainty and change, all while their support services are also being impacted. It is essential that autistic people and their families are supported and provided with [...]

IPA2 holds its second transnational meeting online due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On July 13, around 11 partners from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Serbia and Belgium participated in the second transnational meeting of the IPA2 project to assess the project’s progress as well as to ensure its viability and success. The meeting, that was supposed to be hosted by project partner A Thousand Wishes Foundation in Serbia, was held online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a welcome and introduction, the main results of the co-creation sessions were [...]

IPA2 partners promote access to education and employment on World Autism Awareness Day

On World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), partners of the IPA2 project joined Autism-Europe’s two-year awareness raising campaign, “I can learn. I can work” to promote access to education and employment for people on the autism spectrum. In line with the objectives of the IPA2 project, the campaign recognizes the importance of providing training to teachers and supporting autistic people in their academic experiences. It is estimated that across the European Union less than 10% [...]

IPA2 project kicks off in Valencia

On December 18 and 19 2019, the first transnational meeting for the IPA2 project took place in Valencia, Spain. Project partners from Portugal, Italy, Serbia and Belgium travelled to Valencia to discuss the project. The kick-off meeting was attended by 7 individual partners and aimed to share understanding of the purpose of the project as well as to ensure the project’s viability and success. Partners who attended the meeting were from the research institute Polibienestar (Spain); autism [...]

IPA2 project officially launched

The two-years Erasmus+ project IPA2 starting in 2019 aims at decreasing difficulties that students on the autism spectrum face, specifically during the transition from primary to secondary school, in order to tackle early school leaving and disadvantage. Funded by the European Commission, the outputs of this project target both teachers, and autistic students and their peers in order to implement prevention measures and reduce risks of social exclusion, school failure, and school dropout. At school level, students [...]

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