Centers For Children With Autism

The campaign goal is to raise $100,000 to provide the necessary specialized equipment and materials for seven centers. We will also support the staff's training and cover operating expenses.

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Raised: $75,515

Goal: $100,000

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Children of Bulgaria, Inc.
36 Harrison Dr
Larchmont, NY 10538


Please note: Children of Bulgaria is a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS.

About this project


We are excited to announce our new project, which is for the cause of autism. Within the next year we would like to help specifically seven centers across Bulgaria which specialize in the care of children on the autism spectrum.

The case of autism is still a taboo in Bulgaria. In fact there is currently no official statistics by the Bulgarian government for the number of children with autism in the country. As such there is no real measure of the needed support. While early detection and specialized care is key and can have a tremendous impact on the development and social integration of these children, most of them never get the help they need due to lack of or inadequate government day care centers or inability of their parents to pay the fee at the private ones. Many parents are also not educated on the specific needs their children have, don’t get proper support and are often embarrassed to seek help, which results in both child and parent locked at home, deprived of living a life with dignity.

After speaking with specialists and parents of autistic children on how to make the biggest impact for these children we outlined our priorities in terms of help we would like to provide. Our goal is to raise $100,000 and help centers that provide (or are on their way to provide) full day care for children on the autistic spectrum. Our help will include specialized equipment and materials, assistance with covering operating  expenses and access to training for their staff and support for the parents. We plan to make every effort to give the public full insight into the life of these children in order to improve perceptions of the condition and challenges they face and hopefully attract more funding in this so neglected sphere.

After careful research we identified the following centers whose operating model aligned with our priorities and as such will benefit from our campaign:

JUNE 14th, 2021

 

Dear friends,

The campaign has been very successful! With some of the donations collected so far, our team purchased and delivered 25 specialised toys and materials for working with children to the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities in Svishtov. Just look at all the smiling children and their teachers and psychologists 🙂

We want to thank the staff of the center who assisted us in the process and all of you who made the donation possible.

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