Documentary on National Centre for Social Adaptation of Children

05 Sep 2013

The National Centre for the Social Adaptation of Children (NCSAC) was founded by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in 2004 to provide information, counselling and legal support to children with special needs and their families, children from vulnerable groups and underprivileged families, as well as comprehensive medical and educational assistance to disabled children.

The NCSAC’s Information and Consulting Service (ICS), which was set up in 2007,  provides disabled children with assistance in the areas of diagnosis, orthopedic and neurological treatment, speech therapy, education, as well as counselling services to children with impairments and their parents.

The ICS specialists – including special educators, speech pathologists, psychologists, child neurologists, instructors on therapeutic exercises, masseurs, sign language teachers, art therapists develop individual assistance programmes for every child with disabilities and signs of stunted growth who come to the centre. All services are provided free of charge.

From 2007 to 2012 ICS experts have provided help to over 5,000 children with special needs (aged between 1 and 18), including children suffering from cerebral palsy, mental retardation, speech delay, infantile autism, Down syndrome, hyperactivity, aggression; as well as children at risk, children who suffered violence and abuse in their families.