Fundación Brincar is a non-profit organization whose objective is improving people with autism’s quality of life from early detection to adult life, focusing on their skills, interests and dreams, and creating containment networks for their support group.
Why do they do it? As an organization founded by parents, Brincar knows firsthand how difficult first steps are, from the moment of suspicion, until getting the diagnosis. Adding to this uncertainty, more difficulties emerge during the process of getting the CUD -Unique Certificate of Disability- to achieve access to therapeutic treatment. Families must face a long road, accompanied by the complications caused by lack of health coverage and the misinformation that still exists.
What are they doing? On this occasion, it invites the entire community to learn about its new free training platform AUTISMO: INICIANDO EL CAMINO, with guidance and practical tools to accompany families with recent diagnosis day to day. The platform was developed thanks to the support of the Karelsie Foundation and RACI.
Being able to strengthen families and give them tools to start the journey is key: from information on autism alerts and daily guidelines on stimulation tools for children, to helping them know their rights, have support, and find vacancy in schools.
For that matter, informative videos were developed in didactic language of easy understanding, together with outstanding specialists in autism: Dr. Natalia Barrios child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist; Prof. Lucia Vidal, special education teacher; Dr. Silvia Figiacone psychologist and educational psychologist; and Dr. María Inés Bianco, a lawyer specializing in disability. Each specialist developed the contents of the following courses: Developmental Alerts, Early Stimulation, School Inclusion and Legal Aspects.
The platform will be available free of charge through various channels (web, virtual campus and youtube) to facilitate information to families, especially those who live in areas far from health centers and in contexts of vulnerability.
Get to know them more on their website: https://www.brincar.org.ar/herramientasiniciales/?v=2.