Project SPORTISM will be carried out by 5 consortium partners from: Slovenia (coordinator – Društvo za kulturo inkluzije), Italy (Maendeleo forChildren),Croatia (Centre for AutismRijeka), Serbia (Sport Association ‘MilanPetrović’) and Romania (ACSKoryFrancis).
It will promote and strengthen inclusion, social inclusion and equal opportunities for children and adolescents with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual and multiple disabilities through sport activities. The major focus will be given to spread the exercises for the development of basic motorskills, especially coordination and balance, which are crucial for the development of other skills for our target group. As it is known, motor development has a great influence on the development of other areas, such associal and cognitive development, which means that movement plays a major role in the holistic development of each individual.
From this point of view, it is important to promote the inclusion of our target group through sport, as its positive influences are evident in everyday life. In addition to promoting and strengthening inclusion, social inclusion and improving the motorskills and social skills of target group, asystematic monitoring of the physical condition of the individual will be established, professional trainings for people working in sport, health and education of target group will be provided and the awareness of the importance of movement for this population will be increased.
At the same time, international and local cooperation of experts from 5 participating organizations will be encouraged through inter-partner meetings, with the exchange of good practices and the conference wider society will be addressed, and trainings of volunteers will be performed to improve the work with the target group. Main results of the project will be3e-manuals for developing and monitoring motorskills of individuals.