Inspire Foundation will be launching the campaign “What Autism Has Taught Me” intending to raise more awareness about autism among the public.
Author: Therese Bonnici (Therese Bonnici)
The act of play is developmentally important for children. Interacting with their toys, their world, and their peers is how kids begin to develop critical thinking, empathy, motor skills, and the ability to communicate effectively. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the development of play skills may happen differently, and may follow a different timetable.
The Melita Foundation has collaborated with the Inspire Foundation through a donation that exceeds €32,000 which will allow for the refurbishment and development of new classrooms which will support the provision of intervention to learners attending Inspire’s educational programmes. 80 children aged between 5 and 16 years olds will benefit from this project. Most of these children are on the autism spectrum, but all the children have behavioural challenges.
A new mobile application, SOFA, aims at making life easier for persons on the autism spectrum and their relatives/caregivers.
The SOFA App (Stories Online for People with Autism) is a project created by the Inspire Foundation, the University of Bath (UK) and Epic. The mobile application, which is available free of charge, was developed by Deloitte Digital.
For the fourth consecutive year, Fundacion MAPFRE has partnered up with Inspire Foundation, through a generous donation that will allow specialised services for children and adults with a disability to continue. The sum of €53,000 has been contributed to cover the running costs of one of Inspire’s therapeutic facilities - the Multi-Sensory Rooms (MSR).
The Inspire Foundation is appealing for donations for its hydrotherapeutic pool which requires imminent works. The 25-metre hydrotherapeutic pool is fully accessible and offers a multitude of benefits to persons with a disability.
The €120,000 project by Frank Salt Real Estate is expected to significantly reduce electricity costs for the Foundation.
Following the suspension of services from its premises due to the global pandemic, Inspire Foundation has once again opened the doors of its three premises, Marsascala, Bulebel and Ghajnsielem in Gozo.