Help for children with ASD and other genetic disorders in Moldova
- Identification number: MD-2018-083-DO-16010
- Total anticipated budget: 14 000 000 CZK
- Implementation period: 2018-2021
- Project location: Moldova
- Sector: Bilateral Development Cooperation, Health, Other Social Infrastructure and Services
- Grant, public tender and budgetary measure within the project:
Project type: Grant
Sector: Inclusive social development
Implementer: ADRA, o. p. s.
Development cooperation budget for 2019: CZK 5,367,400
In 2016, 366 people with autism were registered in Moldova, 349 of them were children. But real numbers are much higher because the awareness of autism is generally low; there is only a limited diagnostic capacity in the area of genetic disorders and a lack of experts and specialized medical facilities. Some patients are not treated in time and in an appropriate manner, which leads to deterioration of their state of health. The project reacts to those problems by providing support for the sustainability of institutions that are committed to the issue of autism spectrum disorders and improving the availability of specialized services and their quality. The project also targets at raising the quality and availability of support and care for guardians of those children, whether with autism spectrum disorders or other genetic disorders. It provides direct help to children and their families, helps improve correct diagnostics of genetic diseases and pursues activities targeted at relevant institutions and legislation. Several local non-profit organizations, grouped in an association, participate in the implementation.