Monthly Archives: octobre 2020

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ChildIN releases a free database of more than 200 resources on autism spectrum disorder

Category : News


As additional support for childminders, Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and families, the ChildIN project makes available a free online database of resources on autism including reasoned description, assessed on the basis of their value in terms of learning quality, safety (this applies particularly to online games for autistic children), scientific soundness and community inclusion. These three dimensions has been assessed on the basis of a matrix designed jointly by the ChildIN partnership, that possesses high competences in all explored areas.


To date, the database counts with more than 200 resources in English, French, Polish and Portuguese, classified in the following main categories:

-Autism specificities

-Selected issues related to autism

-Education

-Care

-Others (like sexuality, self-awareness or family)

The database is also intended as a tool to ensure also sustainability and easy updating of the ChildIN training content after the project ending: as methods and techniques, but particularly game-based provisions, change over time, this tool will allow to find updated resources at any time, according to the needs. The database will be updated until the end of the project (April 2021).

The database is accessible on the project dedicated website:


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ChildIN holds its fourth partner meeting online due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Category : Meetings , News

Postponed from May to October 2020, the fourth transnational meeting of the ChildIN project was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting, which should have taken place in Nevers hosted by the Conseil départemental de la Nièvre, was attended by 13 partners from France, Belgium, Poland and Portugal.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 6-months extension was requested to the Erasmus+ National Agency in order to have enough time to implement all the ongoing and pending activities. More concretely, since the pandemic was declared just before the planned start of the training delivery, several options were and are being implemented to replace when necessary blended training, mainly 100% distance learning, including both tele-learning with trainers and online learning at the Moodle platform.

This two-day meeting includes discussions on the latest developments of the different project outputs (the database of resources, the training modules, the practical guide for training providers, and the policy brief). In addition, partners held some sessions about different transversal activities and internal deliverables of the project, such us evaluation and quality, dissemination and exploitation, or sustainability.

As next steps of the project, Poland will run pilot training sessions of ChildIN from the beginning in October and November 2020. On the same dates, Portugal will hold the second round of pilot training sessions.

This was the fourth of the foreseen five transnational meetings over the two-year lifespan of the project. The project partnership will meet again online at the beginning of November 2020. The final transnational project meeting and the final conference planned in Brussels have been also postponed from October 2020 to early 2021. In case the evolution of the pandemic worsens, the partners will call again on their resilience and also their imagination in order to propose a relevant and interesting format for those events and meet thus the project objectives at best possible.


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A message from the project coordinators- October 2020

Category : Uncategorized

Nobody imagined early this year that a worldwide pandemic will turn upside down our daily routines. Several months have passed now and ChildIN partners have widely demonstrated resilience and commitment to continue with the project activities despite all. Monthly online meetings were already usual, but they enabled more than ever to be in contact and to discuss the best solution for each partner.

First of all, a 6-months extension was requested in order to have enough time to implement all the ongoing and pending activities. More concretely, since the pandemic was declared just before the planned start of the training delivery, several options were and are being implemented to replace when necessary blended training, mainly 100% distance learning, including both tele-learning with trainers and online learning at the Moodle platform.

Besides the training delivery, a face-to-face meeting was planned in June in Nevers (France), then postponed to October, and lastly transformed into an online meeting.

Last but not least, the final meeting and the final conference planned in Brussels have been also postponed from October 2020 to early 2021. In case the evolution of the pandemic worsens, the partners will call again on their resilience and also their imagination in order to propose a relevant and interesting format for those events and meet thus the project objectives at best possible.