At the moment MAA (Miskolci Autista Alapítvány – Miskolc Autism Foundation) provides day care services on working days between 8AM and 4PM for 20 persons living with autism and other mental disabilities. Users of our services take part in development, therapeutic exercises in the morning hours, and after lunch they are provided options to do free-time and community activities. They can take part in cultural and sports programs, entertainment (eg. excursions, theater, cinema, concerts, sports events and celebrations).
In the home it is possible to house and provide for 50 young people living with autism and other mental disabilities. They live in friendly apartments in single or double rooms with a bathroom. The home provides full service and life-long accommodation, which enhances circumstances for parents and relatives as they do not need to find a new institution in each life-stage. The main characteristics of the apartments: single rooms (entrance hall, living-/bedroom, toilet, bathroom) are of about 24 m², double rooms (entrance hall, living-/bedroom, toilet, separate bathroom) are of around 40 m².
Development Therapy Services
MAA also take a place for teaching school-aged young people living with autism. The experts of the organization use several known and well-used therapeutic methods during the development programs. In the future we plan to introduce sensitizing therapy and to create a therapeutic room. Developing people with autism based on a system developed on the basis of individual characteristics and parameters; by the professional management and control of the leading special educator.
Therapeutic Methods Used:
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC therapy)
- TEACCH Approach
- Doman-Delcato Patterning Method
Complementary therapeutic methods and tools used:
- dog therapy
- conduct and behavior therapy, music therapy
- movement development, kinesiotherapy
- curative therapy
- practicing the use of Bliss symbols