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A Way Out Foundation for Autism Support in Russia was created by a group of private citizens in December 2012. A Way Out Foundation supports projects that have been approved by an expert panel and respond to the needs of reputable parent-run organizations and the professional autism community.

Projects supported by the Foundation involve state-run organizations which are ready to share and apply their experiences to make systemic changes to A Way services provided to children and adults with autism in the Russian Federation. A Way Out Foundation does not spend the donors’ money on administrative costs, so all your contributions go directly to the beneficiaries.

Foundation Programs

You can support all eight of A Way Out Foundation programs and help autistic people in Russia
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Знания и навыки для родителей детей с аутизмом, их близких и друзей

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Important knowledge

Courses, lectures, workshops, seminars, masterclasses, instructor-led and distance learning

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Autism-friendly environment

Cinemas, theaters, museums, exhibition halls, sports centers and more

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Legislation

Autism spectrum advocacy for parents and children, regulations, forms, roadmaps, etc.

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Attention - autism!

Banners, billboards, format ads, videos, posters and more

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Time for help

Tutors, supervisors, and assistants – daily help and support

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Comprehensive multimedia library

Books, educational aids, software, online services and more

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Сенсорное оборудование, планшеты, наушники, оргтехника и другое

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Implemented Projects

A Way Out Foundation projects implemented in cooperation with parent organizations and the state
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Аутизм. Энциклопедия

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров запущен сайт «Аутизм. Энциклопедия», первая у нас в стране пополняемая база знаний о расстройствах аутистического спектра. В «Энциклопедии» 4 раздела: «персоны», «термины», «организации», «медиа». Статьи, представленные в них, написаны специально для «Энциклопедии» с привлечением широкого круга источников и под научной редакцией доктора медицинских наук, профессора РНИМУ им. Н.И.Пирогова Н.Н. Алипова. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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Ассоциация «Аутизм-Регионы» провела стратегическую сессию

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров прошла стратегическая сессия, которую при поддержке фонда впервые организовали родители детей с аутизмом – лидеры некоммерческих организаций, объединенных в ассоциацию «Аутизм-Регионы». Был принят манифест, в котором были сформулированы цели задачи и принципы Ассоциации, также определены 4 основные направления деятельности («18+», «Законотворчество и защита прав людей с РАС», «Ресурсные классы», «Наука») и назначены их руководители. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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III Международная научно-практическая конференция «Аутизм. Выбор маршрута»

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров прошла III Международная научно-практическая конференция «Аутизм. Выбор маршрута», на которой за три дня побывало более 1000 человек. Впервые фонд собрал представителей всех стейкхолдеров изменений в сфере помощи людям с РАС: государства, профессионалов, родителей и общественных организаций. Соорганизатором конференции выступила Ассоциация организаций, созданных родителями детей с РАС, «Аутизм. Регионы». Иностранные докладчики представили основные направления, волнующие родителей и специалистов: нейронауки, генетические исследования, роль медицинских вмешательств при РАС и практики научно доказательной работы с аутизмом. Состоялось четыре паблик-тока, собравших лидеров мнений по самым острым вопросам, волнующим профессиональное и родительское сообщество. На Открытом родительском комитете были сформулированы и приняты основные запросы родителей детей с РАС к государству, профессионалам и обществу. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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Аутизм. Исследования

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров стартовал сайт «Аутизм. Исследования» – пополняемый архив, где собраны аннотации наиболее важных англоязычных работ по аутизму, первая и пока единственная онлайн-база научных публикаций, о которых можно прочесть на русском языке и которые рекомендованы пулом признанных международных экспертов по РАС. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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Онлайн-курс

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров, записан онлайн-курс «Расстройства аутистического спектра» для ВУЗов профессора Йельского университета, профессора медицинской школы Байлора, заслуженного профессора психологии Хьюстонского университета, ведущего ученого Лаборатории междисциплинарных исследований раннего детства СПбГУ, доктора психологических наук и главы экспертного совета фонда «Выход» Е.Л. Григоренко. Студенты и магистранты получат доступ к актуальным научным знаниям и наработкам по теме РАС, познакомятся с классическими работами в этой сфере, узнают, что происходит в научном поле сегодня. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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A new series of brochures on autism published

Your donations helped develop a new version of the information booklet on autism. It contains general information about ASD: what autism is, how common it is, frequently asked questions, common myths about autism, etc. Brochures are distributed through social networks, with parent-run organizations serving as main distribution agents. Brochures will also be distributed in cinemas, fitness centers, shopping and entertainment centers and other public spaces. Distribution requests came in from all over the country - Ulan-Ude, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov, Yeysk, Nalchik, Saratov, Novosibirsk, Sukhumi, Tomsk, and St. Petersburg. 3000 copies have been printed thanks to the grant money provided by the Ministry of the Press and Mass Communications. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Autism Awareness Month- 2017

Thanks to your donations, Autism Awareness Month was organized in 2017. On April 2, Autism Awareness Day, “Light It Up Blue" campaigns were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Belgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Penza and other cities. Print and online media copy was developed for the "Lets be Human" awareness campaign, and videos telling people about the hardships of families raising autistic children were also produced. Ads were displayed on billboards, at public transportation stops, in print and digital newspapers, and in magazines. The "Restless Poems" project was launched showing a series of videos by 10 famous actors (Chulpan Khamatova, Konstantin Khabensky, Sergei Jursky, Anna Mikhalkova, Yevgeny Mironov, Anastasia Vertinskaya and others) reading poems by Russian poets. A large-scale information campaign was conducted using social networks, including a flash mob featuring 38 top bloggers making an appeal to help people with autism. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Учебное пособие

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров, в издательстве «Практика» вышло первое в России современное учебное пособие, посвященное расстройствам аутистического спектра. Оно является печатной версией онлайн-курса Е.Л. Григоренко, с выводами, а также ссылками на интегрированные интернет-ресурсы «Аутизм. Исследования» и «Аутизм. Энциклопедия», где можно ознакомиться с актуальными исследованиями по РАС и принятой в сегодняшнем научном мире терминологией. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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30 resource classrooms in Russia supplied with furniture and special equipment

Your donations helped supply all the resource classrooms with much needed noise-canceling headphones, "Numicon" training manuals, tablets, and equipment for sensory zones, necessary for the autistic children’s mental rest and recovery during school hours. Classrooms have also been equipped with special tables with dividers for individual work, lockers, and visual schedule display boards. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Открытие кинозала

Благодаря нашим донорам, в Калининграде, в рамках компании «Аутизм. Дружелюбная среда», открылся дружественный кинозал для людей с аутизмом. Он стал пятой площадкой в нашей стране, где показы для зрителей с гиперчувствительностью будут проводиться на регулярной основе. Спасибо нашему постоянному партнеру компании Disney и всем, кто сделала это возможным.

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Месячник информирования об аутизме – 2018

Благодаря поддержке наших доноров, состоялась информационно-рекламная кампания «Открой своё дверце». Было задействовано более 200 билбордов и сити-форматов, к кампании подключились социальные сети (флешмоб, спецпроекты «Что вы знаете об аутизме») и СМИ, в том числе «Коммерсант», «Ведомости», РБК. Также 2 апреля прошла акция «Подсвети синим», когда в Москве было подсвечено 500 зданий. Спасибо всем, кто участвовал в акции.

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Симпозиум в Санкт-Петербурге

Благодаря помощи доноров, фонд стал партнером международного симпозиума в СПбГУ «Неделя языка: эксперименты, теория, практика», на который приехали специалисты из 16 ведущих мировых университетов, и принял участие в организации открытой лекции «Применение технологий и устройств для помощи детям с аутизмом» – ее прослушали 300 человек. Спасибо всем, кто сделал это возможным.

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Mail.ru Grouр приступил к созданию онлайн-курса для преподавателей в сфере IT.

Благодаря поддержке доноров фонд «Выход» совместно с Mail.ru Grouр приступил к созданию онлайн-курса для преподавателей в сфере IT. Об этом было объявлено на круглом столе «Люди с аутизмом в цифровом мире: образование и профессия». Эксперты фонда и специалисты Mail.ru Group создадут курс, который поможет преподавателям информатики в школах и преподавателям программирования в колледжах и вузах обучать молодых людей с расстройствами аутистического спектра (РАС).

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Главный государственный музей продолжает работать с людьми с РАС и другими ментальными расстройствами

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров в рамках программы фонда «Аутизм. Дружелюбная среда» проведены тренинги для сотрудников ГМИИ им. А.С.Пушкина. Главный государственный музей продолжает работать с людьми с РАС и другими ментальными расстройствами, создавать для них принимающую среду и разрабатывать новые экскурсионные маршруты.

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2 апреля прошел киноконцерт для детей с аутизмом и их семей

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров в рамках программы фонда «Аутизм. Дружелюбная среда» 2 апреля прошел киноконцерт для детей с аутизмом и их семей. 300 человек смогли посмотреть в Большом зале Консерватории мультфильмы легендарной компании Disney в сопровождении симфонического оркестра. Предварительно были проведены тренинги для сотрудников МГК им. Чайковского. Теперь они знают, что такое аутизм, и как правильно общаться с детьми и взрослыми, имеющими это расстройство.

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Антон тут рядом

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров студенты центра «Антон тут рядом» продолжают получать квалифицированную поддержку специалистов, которые помогают им обучаться ремеслам и профессиям, работать и общаться. В 2018 году в центре «Антон тут рядом» уже более 160 студентов с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями.

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Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров 140 педагогов из государственной системы образования в регионах России получили компетенции

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров 140 педагогов из государственной системы образования в регионах России получили компетенции разного уровня в области прикладного анализа поведения. Прикладной анализ поведения (ПАП) является основой методов, имеющих наибольшее количество научных доказательств эффективности в работе с детьми и взрослыми с аутизмом. Всего в России требуется около 50 тысяч специалистов, владеющих этими методами.

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The first ASD prevalence study launched in Russia

Thanks to your donations, a press conference was held in St. Petersburg TASS on the launch of the first Russian study of ASD prevalence. Researchers and representatives of the ministries of education and health took part in the conference. The team of experts is headed by Elena Grigorenko, head of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research on Human Development of St. Petersburg State University which is going to serve as the basis for RFBR grant sponsored research, a professor from Yale University (USA), a professor from Baylor University Medical School, a professor of Psychology from University of Houston, and Chairman of Expert Council of Way Out Foundation. Sampling units for future research are children registered in the local departments of health, education and social welfare of the Primorsky district, St. Petersburg. The results obtained are going to be generalized, and in the future the established mechanism for determining the prevalence of ASD can be scaled in different regions of Russia. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Cертифицированный опросник M-CHAT

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров запущен обновленный сертифицированный опросник M-CHAT, пройти его можно на сайте test.autism.help. Опросник предназначен родителям малышей и позволяет выявлять риски расстройств аутистического спектра у детей в возрасте от 18 до 30 месяцев. На сегодняшний день это один из самых известных инструментов для выявления рисков РАС в раннем возрасте, который используется в 22 странах мира.

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A round-table talk 18+ held in Voronezh

Thanks to your donations, the social welfare department of the Voronezh administrative region held an interdepartmental meeting with participation of federal experts within the framework of joint project Autism: Routes of Help of Way Out Foundation and the Government of the Voronezh administrative region. Heads and staff of the departments of social welfare, health, education, labor and employment, culture, PE and sports of the Government of the Voronezh administrative region took part in the meeting. Other participants included A. Bitova, director of the Center for Curative Education and member of the Guardianship Board; E. Zablotskis, expert of the Guardianship Board, representatives of the parent community and Way Out Foundation. The meeting resulted in previously announced projects amended, in particular, the so-called PMPC Line whose aim is not to abandon a person after he/she turns 18, but to go on with an individual development plan on the basis of a resource center or PMPC. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Фестиваль

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров в Москве состоялся фестиваль фильмов, посвященный людям с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями - «ФИЛЬМ АУТ ФЕСТ». Фестиваль организован фондами «Выход», «Выход в Петербурге» и Naked Heart Foundation /«Обнаженные cердца» и прошел в Центре документального кино. Программу составила Любовь Аркус, создатель фильма «Антон тут рядом». На фестивале показана рабочая версия ее новой картины «Маша. Язык птиц», а также спецпроект «Рекламный ТаймАут» – самые знаменитые ролики об аутизме.

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"People Must be Different" public talks held in Moscow

Thanks to your donations, public talks have been held in Moscow as part of a concurrent program of the "People Must be Different" exhibition in Tsaritsyno. People who care about problems of inclusion, including journalists, film directors, heads of museums and international companies took part in them. They share the idea that charity should not be amateur, but professional and technological, which does not in the least preclude sympathy, sincerity and emotional involvement. The concurrent program of the exhibition culminated with the Special People performance by TOM Golomazov in the atrium of the Kitchen Quarters (Bread House) in Tsaritsyno. The event sites included Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve, Blagosphera Media Center and the Meyerhold Theater Center.

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36 классов

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров продолжается поддержка 36 ресурсных классов и групп в образовательных учреждениях разных регионов России. Классы получили специальное оборудование, которое пока не входит в перечень государственных закупок, оплату обучения и методического сопровождения работы, основанной на прикладном анализе поведения (ПАП). География ресурсных классов и групп включает более десяти регионов: Москва и Московская область, Воронежская область и Воронеж, Новосибирск и Новосибирская область, Санкт-Петербург, Белгород и Белгородская область, республика Марий-Эл и др.

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Особая керамика

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров, продолжается работа мастерской «Особая керамика» (Москва) где взрослые люди с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями продолжают создавать уникальные вещи из керамики: вазы, посуду, панно и многое другое. «Особая керамика» – участник многочисленных выставок и вернисажей.

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A lecture on autism medications given in Moscow

Thanks to your donations, Dr. Natalie Danica Weder, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, the largest independent and non-profit national organization in the United States that deals with childrens mental health disorders, gave a talk on "Medications Used in the Treatment of ASD” at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) lecture hall. Even though it was a beautiful summer day, the hall was full, and there were lots of questions after the lecture. Dr. Weder emphasized that most of the current discussion about autism is not about a cure, but about mitigating the symptoms. Her talk was accompanied by a detailed presentation which has been translated and is available on the website of the Foundation outfund.ru, where you can also enjoy the video of the lecture. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Сундук

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров 25 взрослых людей с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями продолжают заниматься в Мастерской социальной и творческой инклюзии «Сундук» (Москва), работающей как Центр дневной занятости. В мастерской «Сундук», опять же благодаря пожертвованиям, есть занятия ткачеством, керамикой, работой со стеклом и многое другое.

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"People Must be Different" exhibition opens at the Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve

Thanks to your donations, the "People Must be Different" exhibition has opened in the Small Palace of the Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve. The exhibition presents 60 works by the students of the "Anton is Right Here" Center for the art, training, and social habilitation for adults with autism, along with the works of Naïve Art painters from the collection of the "Tsaritsyno" Museum and Reserve. The exhibition was a joint project of the museum, the "Anton is Right Here" Center and A Way Out Foundation for autism support in Russia. Famous art critic Arkady Ippolitov, the creator of "The Treasures of the Vatican" exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery, serves as the curator of the project. A concurrent program of public talks on related subjects was also developed. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Parent-run organizations hold second strategic session in Skolkovo

Thanks to your donations, the Skolkovo Business School hosted A Way Out Foundation’s annual strategic session for leaders of organizations created by the parents of autistic children. The theme for 2017 was "Designing a model for a comprehensive interdepartmental support system for children and adults with ASD in Russia. Step Two: Parent associations and future perspectives." Participants analyzed the interdepartmental plan for creating a system for helping children and adults with ASD developed by the experts at the Moscow State Pedagogical University within the framework of the program of the State Fund for Supporting Children in Difficult Life Situations. They also developed proposals and amendments to the plan and formed a long-term strategy for transferring the responsibility for interdepartmental interaction and interaction with authorities from the foundation to the parent association "Autism: Regions". Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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All-Russian research and training conference "Autism: Strategies for helping children with ASD within the education system”

Your donations helped A Way Out Foundation become a partner in holding a conference organized by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and the Moscow State Pedagogical University. For the first time, Russian specialists and institutions dealing with the issues of educating autistic children presented various points of view to the professional community of Moscow and the regions of the Russian Federation. President of the foundation Avdotya Smirnova took part in the conference’s plenary session and the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tatyana Sinyugina addressed the conference participants with an important message, saying "we should not pretend that everything is fine with our special needs education." This event would have been impossible without the active personal involvement of the Ministry of Education and Minister Olga Vasilieva in particular. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The next stage of the World Health Organization (WHO)/Autism Speaks program complete

Your donations have allowed the WHO consultants to train specialists within the framework of the "Parent Skills Training" program developed by the WHO and Autism Speaks for families with children with developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of the program is to train senior coaches who will, in turn, train leaders to work with families in public centers in Moscow, Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod. During the project’s implementation, training materials prepared by WHO and Autism Speaks will be adapted to Russian conditions. Scaling the program in different regions of the Russian Federation will enable parents of children with developmental disorders to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for a child to get help within the family. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first Russian textbook on ABA published

Your donations helped publish the first Russian edition of the worlds most popular textbook on applied behavior analysis. The so-called “White Book", edited by J. Cooper, was translated and published by the "Practice" publishing house. This textbook is essential for training ABA specialists. The Russian version will be introduced into the Russian university programs for teachers and medical professionals, including psychologists. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first strategic planning session held by parent-run organizations in Skolkovo

Thanks to your donations, ten non-commercial organizations created by parents of autistic children from all over Russia held a strategic two-day planning session. During the session, the parents prepared several specific requests geared towards Russian government ministries and departments, federal agencies, and scientific institutions which deal with a variety of issues regarding support of autistic children and adults. A decision to create the "Autism: Regions" Association was also made at the session in Skolkovo. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Training materials for the "Autism: The Friendly Environment” program

Your donations helped develop a training program for the employees of cultural institutions which assists them in better understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Training manuals "Friendly Cinema" and "Friendly Museum" have been published; parents of autistic children and ABA therapists took an active part in their preparation. A training manual that focuses on creating autism-friendly spaces in cultural institutions in various Russian cities was also developed specifically for organizations of parents of autistic children. Two thousand manuals have been donated to Russian provinces; the manual is also available for downloading online. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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"Autism: Route Selection” second international conference held

Thanks to your donations, more than 800 specialists, federal agency representatives, and parents of children with ASD could gather for the conference in Voronezh. A three-day program of events included presentations from about 50 international and Russian autism experts and covered four major areas: Detection, Early Intervention, Education, and Life in Society. The conference was held with the support of the government of the Voronezh administrative region. The conference portal has become an open resource with a growing video archive of lectures, seminars and master classes from the leading experts in various fields of autism knowledge. All portal resources can be downloaded for free and used in research and practical work of finding solutions to the autism challenge. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! <a href="http://autismconference.ru" target=_"blank">Please visit the conference website.</a>

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“Attention: Autism” public information campaign

Campaign posters, copy for print and online media, and an informative video about the early symptoms of autism have all been developed thanks to your donations. Campaign materials have been displayed on billboards, at public transportation stops, in shopping centers, newspapers, magazines, and online media. To encourage feedback, the names of the organizations created by parents of autistic children in different regions of Russia and the link to the M-CHAT online test were printed on all the materials. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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"Autism. The Friendly Environment” program launched

Thanks to your donations, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, the first film musical adapted for autistic people, was performed in Moscow at the initiative of the Walt Disney Company; this initiated the creation of autism-friendly cinemas. 15 adapted cultural institution sites have opened their doors to autistic children and adults: their staffs have been specially trained and all sites are equipped with training materials and visual search elements. Autism-friendly institutions are operating in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, and Ivanovo. The program participants include the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Hermitage Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art “Garage”, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), the “Experimentanium”, the Museum of Russian Impressionism and others. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Resource classrooms for children with ASD created in Russia

Thanks to your donations, more than 200 autistic children are educated in mainstream schools based on the "Resource classroom" model and with the help of the applied behavior analysis method. Resource classrooms operate in Moscow, Voronezh administrative region, Belgorod administrative region, St. Petersburg and the city of Volzhsk in the Republic of Mari El. School teachers and tutors take an introductory course in applied behavior analysis and are supervised by professionals. Organizations created by the parents of autistic children are actively cooperating with these schools. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Integrated workshops for autistic adults gain support

Your donations made it possible for us to support workshops where adults with autism and other mental health disorders engage in useful and creative activities. Many of them had not had a chance to leave their home since they completed their education in special schools; during the workshops, they learn to work and socialize. The "Anton’s Right Here" Center in St. Petersburg, "Special Ceramics" and "Treasure Chest" in Moscow are all growing and developing. Souvenirs, crockery, and textiles made in the workshops are sold at fairs and auctions, allowing the workshops to earn money to support themselves. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first "Resource Classroom" training manual in Russia developed and published

Your donations enabled the foundation to publish a unique "Resource classroom" manual which describes the experience of educating autistic children, including nonverbal ones, in mainstream schools based of the "Resource classroom" model. This is the first Russian book describing inclusive education for children whose only previous educational alternative was homeschooling. The book provides step-by-step instructions on how to exercise the right of autistic children to study in a mainstream school with neurotypical peers. The book was written with the active participation of parents of autistic children who were mainstreamed. 3,000 copies of the manual have been distributed free of charge. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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“Attention: Autism!” Information Kit

Your donations helped with the development of outreach materials for children’s health clinics that assist in informing parents and pediatricians about early detection of ASD. The kit includes a poster to be put up in a health clinic, leaflets "Red flags of autism”, handouts describing autism symptoms, and seminar-style training materials for doctors. For the first time in Russia, 100% of children’s health clinics in the Voronezh Administrative Region have been equipped with the kit, and 100% of pediatricians have taken part in seminars on early ASD detection. The frequency of early detection of autism spectrum disorders in the Voronezh Administrative Region has increased by more than 60%. The information kit has also been used in health clinics in Ivanovo and distributed online. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! <a href="http://outfund.ru/publikacii-fonda-vyxod/" target="_blank">Please download the information kit here</a>

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The first international conference "Autism: Route Selection” held in Skolkovo

Thanks to your donations, 1150 professionals working with autistic children and representatives of federal agencies and parent-run autism organizations from 82 regions of Russia, gathered at a conference in Skolkovo. They were addressed by about 40 Russian and international experts who discussed various aspects of current scientific and practical knowledge of autism. At the conference, the Department of Health promised – for the first time - to create a statistical record of autistic adults, which would make it possible for doctors to maintain the autism diagnosis for people beyond the age of 18. In the conference resolutions, participants requested that the government use the most effective and scientifically proven autism correction methods as the basis for state support for children and adults with ASD in the Russian Federation. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first edition of ‘Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals’ published

Thanks to your donations, the Foundation has published and distributed 3000 copies of a unique manual on autism among professionals and ASD parent organizations. The authors of the book are professors Fred R. Volkmar and Lisa A. Weisner. Dr. Fred Volkmar has been the head of the Autism Clinic at the Yale University’s Child Study Center (USA) for over 25 years. The manual covers almost all aspects of the autism problem, from the historical context of the disorder to the possible social support models for adults with ASD. The first edition describing the current understanding of autism in the modern world has become available to Russian professionals and parents of children with ASD. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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International M-CHAT questionnaire available online

Thanks to your donations, an online version of the M-CHAT questionnaire has been designed to accurately screen for signs of autism in 18-24-month-olds. M-CHAT has been validated in 22 countries. In Russia, the M-CHAT mandatory screening of 18-24-month-olds was first implemented by the Voronezh Regional Department of Health. 100% of kids are assessed at 12, 18 and 24 months using parent interviews, which can reveal the early risks of ASD. All parents of young children in Russia can now answer a few M-CHAT questions and learn about possible risks of developing autism. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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First ABA classroom in Russia

Thanks to your donations, the first special classroom was set up at Moscow State Pedagogical University on Kashenkin Lug Street to prepare nonverbal autistic children for school. ABA methods, which have been scientifically proven to be the most effective for nonverbal children, are being used in teaching for the first time in Russia. Over the last four years, thirty nonverbal children, who could not have been mainstreamed previously, have been trained in ABA classrooms and gone to regular schools. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The “Anton’s Right Here” Center opens

Thanks to the foundations donors, the “Anton Tut Ryadom” Center (Anton’s Right Here), where autistic adults gain permanent communication, craft and independent living skills, has opened in St. Petersburg. The Center holds integrated workshops and rehabilitation programs for autistic people of all ages. Parents of autistic adults do not have to pay for integrating their grown-up children into the community. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Ambassadors

Celebrities help A Way Out Foundation to attract donations to support its programs
Basta

Basta (Vasiliy Vakulenko), a Russian musician, composer and producer, also known under his stage names Noggano, N1NT3ND0.

Paulina Andreeva

Paulina Andreeva, a film and stage actress, Moscow Art Theatre.


Vasiliy Utkin

Vasiliy Utkin, a sports journalist and television reporter, host of ‘The Football Club’, Eurosport TV sports commentator.

Irina Rozanova

Irina Rozanova, a film and stage actress, Honored Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of Russia.

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