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Downside Up Foundation received a grant "Moscow is a Kind City" for full-time and remote support of adolescents and adults with Down syndrome

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Downside Up took part in the competition for grants of socially orientedSO NGOs for the implementation of projects in the social sphere "Moscow is a great kind city" - 2020, which wais held by the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Moscow PopulationGovernment.
"Moscow is a great kind city" is a competition of projects in which any non-profit organization with at least one year of work experience can participate. The task is to provide assistance to people who find themselves in difficult life situations, including people with disabilities.
"Moscow is a good city" is a project competition in which any non-profit organization with at least one year of work experience can participate. The task is to provide assistance to people who find themselves in difficult life situations, including people with disabilities.
Downside Up Foundation received an average grant for social and pedagogical support of children, adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome aged 7 years and older in adaptation to school and society.
Due to the financial support of the Department, children from 7 years old, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome will be able to: improve common and socio-cultural skills, become more independent, organized, learn how to communicate correctly with their peers and adults and follow the rules of behavior in society.
Teens and adults will take part in career guidance activities and self-advocacy trainings, master the basics of financial literacy, be ablehave an opportunity to communicate using various communication methods, including social networks and instant messengers, learn about professions available for people with Down syndrome and determine their preferences for activities.
Parents of all children living in Moscow and registered in our database, and there are more than 600 of them, will have access to simple tools for developing children at home, which is especially important during a period of restrictions. Families raising such children can contact our specialists both internally physically and online and get in advice on the solution of their individual problems -– is it it is better to choose a school or college, which route should they choose after school, how to improve relationships with a teenager and many others.
Not all families have the opportunity to bring their children to Downside Up classes. Therefore, support will be provided in both personally face-to-face and remote formsand in absentia.
Downside Up Foundation would like to thank the Moscow City Department of Labor and Social Protection for the support.