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About Us

A Way Out Foundation for Autism Support in Russia was created by a group of private citizens in December 2012. A Way Out Foundation supports projects that have been approved by an expert panel and respond to the needs of reputable parent-run organizations and the professional autism community.

Projects supported by the Foundation involve state-run organizations which are ready to share and apply their experiences to make systemic changes to A Way services provided to children and adults with autism in the Russian Federation. A Way Out Foundation does not spend the donors’ money on administrative costs, so all your contributions go directly to the beneficiaries.

Foundation Programs

You can support all eight of A Way Out Foundation programs and help autistic people in Russia
You Are Not Alone

Knowledge and skills for parents, families and friends of autistic children

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Important Knowledge

Courses, lectures, workshops, seminars, masterclasses, instructor-led and distance learning

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Autism. Friendly Environment

Cinemas, theaters, museums, exhibition halls, sports centers and more

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Law and Order

Advocacy for children with ASD and their parents: regulations, forms, roadmaps, etc.

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Attention: Autism!

Banners, billboards, Citylight showcases, videos, posters and more

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Time For Help

Tutors, supervisors, and assistants – daily help and support

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Must-Read Multimedia Library

Books, guidance manuals, software, online services and more

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Necessary Things

Sensory equipment, tablet computers, earmuffs, office appliances, etc.

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Implemented Projects

A Way Out Foundation projects implemented in cooperation with parent organizations and the state
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Autism. Encyclopedia

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the "Autism. Encyclopedia" site was launched. It's the first in Russia appendable knowledge database in the spere of ASD. The site consists of 4 sections: persons, definitions, organizations, media. The articles were written specially for the Encyclopedia, with the help of a vast source-base. The science editor is professor Nikolai N. Alipov, Doctor of Medicine, of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The strategic planning session of the "Autism.Regions Association"

Thanks to foundation's donors, for the first time, the non-commercial organizations created by parents of autistic children and formed into the "Autism.Regions" Association held the strategic planning session, supported by the "Way Out" Foundation. The statement defining association's key goals and objectives was signed. The 4 major areas of focus were settled, among these are the following: 18+, Legislation and Advocacy of People with ASD, Resource Rooms, Science. The heads of each area were appointed. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Cертифицированный опросник M-CHAT

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров запущен обновленный сертифицированный опросник M-CHAT, пройти его можно на сайте test.autism.help. Опросник предназначен родителям малышей и позволяет выявлять риски расстройств аутистического спектра у детей в возрасте от 18 до 30 месяцев. На сегодняшний день это один из самых известных инструментов для выявления рисков РАС в раннем возрасте, который используется в 22 странах мира.

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The 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference "Autism.The Route Choice"

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference "Autism.The Route Choice" took place in Skolkovo. In 3 days more than 1000 participants visited the event. For the first time, the foundation gathered all the stakeholders in the sphere of support of autistic people in Russia. There were representatives from public authorities, professional community, parents and non-commercial organizations. The co-organizer of the conference was the "Autism. Regions" Association, created by the parents of autistic children. The foreign lecturers presented the key areas of parents' interests: neurosciences, genetics, medical and non-medical evidence-based interventions in autism. During 4 public-talks the opinion-makers made their speeches on the most urgent problems, bothering both parents and professionals. The open parents' committee resulted in formulation of the basic requests of the parents to the government, professionals and community. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Autism. Research

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the "Autism.Research" site was launched. It's an appendable archive, where the Russian annotations for the international scientific papers in the sphere of ASD are accumulated. All the papers were recommended by the recognised experts. It's so far the only online-database of this kind in Russia. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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"Autism Spectrum Disorders" online-course

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the "Autism Spectrum Disorders" online-course for universities was launched. The author of the course is Elena L.Grigorenko, Doctor of Psychology, professor at Baylor College of Medicine, professor emeritus at Houston University, head of the SPbSU Early Childhood Development Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory and head of the "Way Out" Foundation expert board. The students and graduate students will have access to the most relevant modern data in the field of ASD, get acquainted with classical research papers and learn what's going on in the field today. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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A new series of brochures on autism published

Your donations helped develop a new version of the information booklet on autism. It contains general information about ASD: what autism is, how common it is, frequently asked questions, common myths about autism, etc. Brochures are distributed through social networks, with parent-run organizations serving as main distribution agents. Brochures will also be distributed in cinemas, fitness centers, shopping and entertainment centers and other public spaces. Distribution requests came in from all over the country - Ulan-Ude, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov, Yeysk, Nalchik, Saratov, Novosibirsk, Sukhumi, Tomsk, and St. Petersburg. 3000 copies have been printed thanks to the grant money provided by the Ministry of the Press and Mass Communications. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Autism Awareness Month – 2017

Thanks to the foundation's donors, Autism Awareness Month – 2017 was carried out. On April 2, Autism Awareness Day, "Light It Up Blue" campaign was held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Belgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Penza and other cities. Print and online media copies were developed for the "Lets be Human" awareness campaign, videos telling people about the hardships of families raising autistic children were also produced. Ads were displayed on billboards, at public transportation stops, in print and digital newspapers, and in magazines. The "Castaway Poems" project was launched showing a series of videos by 10 famous actors (Chulpan Khamatova, Konstantin Khabensky, Sergei Jursky, Anna Mikhalkova, Yevgeny Mironov, Anastasia Vertinskaya and others) reading poems by Russian poets. A large-scale information campaign was conducted using social networks, including a flashmob featuring 38 top bloggers making an appeal to help people with autism. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Textbook

Thanks to the foundation's donors, "Practica" publishing house printed the first modern textbook in autism in Russia. This textbook is a printed version of professor Elena L.Grigorenko's online-course, supplemented by the references to international research papers and conclusions to each of the problems covered. The textbook is integrated with "Autism. Research" and "Autism. Encyclopedia" sites, where one can read about relevant research in the sphere of autism and learn the correct modern terminology used in the scientific world. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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30 resource classrooms in Russia supplied with furniture and special equipment

Thanks to foundation's donors all the resource classrooms were supplied with much needed earmuffs, "Numicon" training manuals, tablets, and equipment for sensory zones, necessary for the autistic children’s mental rest and recovery during school hours. Classrooms have also been equipped with special tables with dividers for individual work, lockers, and visual schedule display boards. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Cinema Hall Opening

Thanks to the foundation's donors, an autistic-friendly cinema hall was opened in Kaliningrad under the "Autism. Friendly Environment" programme. It is the fifth cinema hall in Russia equipped for regular movie runs adapted for people with sensory hypersensibility. We are grateful to our long-term partner "Disney" company and our donors. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Autism Awareness Month-2018

Thanks to the foundation's donors, "Open Up Your Heart" campaign was carried out. More than 200 billboards and Citylight showcases were used, social media (including flashmob and "What do you know about autism?" campaign in collaboration with VKontakte) and mass media (including "Kommersant", "Vedomosti", RBK) got involved. On April 2, the annual "Light It Up Blue" campaign was carried out. More than 500 buildings in Moscow changed their illumination for blue. Thank you to everyone who took part in these campaigns!

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Symposium in Saint Petersburg

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the "Way Out" Foundation became member of SPbSU's "Language Week: Experiments, Theory, Practice" symposium. Professionals from more than 16 universities from all over the world came to this event. The foundation helped organize the public lecture called "Technologies and Gadgets Application in Support for Children with Autism". More than 300 people attended this lecture. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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"Mail.Ru Group" embarks on an online-program for the teachers in IT-spere

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the "Way Out" Foundation and "Mail.Ru Group" embarked on an online-course for the teachers in IT-sphere. This announcement was made during the "Autistic People in the Digital World: Education and Profession" round table. The foundation's experts and "Mail.Ru Group"'s professionals will develop a course that is to help computer science teachers in schools and colleges teach teenagers with ASD.

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The main state museum goes on working with people with ASD and other mental conditions

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the training for the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts employees was held under the "Autism. Friendly Environment" programme. The main state museum goes on working with people with ASD and other mental conditions and developing new exhibition routs for them.

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On April 2 the concert for children with autism and their families was held

Thanks to the foundation's donors, on April 2 the movie and concert event was held for autistic children and their families under "Autism. Friendly Environment" programme. 300 people had the opportunity to watch legendary Disney cartoons in the Great Hall of Conservatory to the orchestral accompaniment. All the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory employees had been instructed before the event was held and now they know what is autism and how to interact with autistic children and adults.

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Антон тут рядом

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров студенты центра «Антон тут рядом» продолжают получать квалифицированную поддержку специалистов, которые помогают им обучаться ремеслам и профессиям, работать и общаться. В 2018 году в центре «Антон тут рядом» уже более 160 студентов с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями.

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Thanks to the donors 140 pedagogs working in the public education system in the Russian regions upgraded their competence

Thanks to the foundation's donors, 140 pedagogs working in the public education system in the Russian regions upgraded their competence by receiving the skills in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is the basis of the evidence-based methods of intervention for children and adults with ASD. Nowadays, more than 50 000 professionals trained in ABA are required in Russia.

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The first ASD prevalence study launched in Russia

Thanks to the foundation's donors, a press conference was held at TASS St. Petersburg on the occasion of the launch of the first Russian ASD prevalence study. Researchers and representatives of the Ministries of Education and Health took part in the conference. The team of researchers is headed by Elena Grigorenko, professor at Baylor College of Medicine, professor emeritus at Houston University, head of the SPbSU Early Childhood Development Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory and head of the "Way Out" Foundation expert board. The lab is going to serve as the basis for Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant sponsored research. Sampling units for future research consist of the children registered in the local departments of health, education and social security of the Primorsky district, St. Petersburg. The results obtained are going to be generalized. In future, the established mechanism for determining the prevalence of ASD can be scaled in different regions of Russia. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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A round-table talk 18+ held in Voronezh

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the Social Security Department of the Voronezh Oblast held an interdepartmental meeting with participation of federal experts. The event took place within the framework of "Autism: Routes of Help" project of the "Way Out" Foundation and the Government of the Voronezh Oblast. Heads and staff of the Social Security, Health, Education, Labour and Employment, Culture education, Physical Education and Sports Departments under the Government of the Voronezh Oblast took part in the meeting. Other participants included A. Bitova, director of the Center for Curative Education and member of the Council on Guardianship in Social Sphere; E. Zablotskis, expert of the Council on Guardianship in Social Sphere, representatives of the parent community and the "Way Out" Foundation. The visit to the psychoneurological internat (PNI) resulted in previously announced projects amended, in particular, the so-called "PMPC Line" whose aim is not to abandon a person after he/she turns 18, but to go on with an individual development plan on the basis of a resource center or PMPC. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Фестиваль

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров в Москве состоялся фестиваль фильмов, посвященный людям с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями - «ФИЛЬМ АУТ ФЕСТ». Фестиваль организован фондами «Выход», «Выход в Петербурге» и Naked Heart Foundation /«Обнаженные cердца» и прошел в Центре документального кино. Программу составила Любовь Аркус, создатель фильма «Антон тут рядом». На фестивале показана рабочая версия ее новой картины «Маша. Язык птиц», а также спецпроект «Рекламный ТаймАут» – самые знаменитые ролики об аутизме.

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"People Must be Different" public talks held in Moscow

Thanks to your donations, public talks have been held in Moscow as part of a concurrent program of the "People Must be Different" exhibition in Tsaritsyno. People who care about problems of inclusion, including journalists, film directors, heads of museums and international companies took part in them. They share the idea that charity should not be amateur, but professional and technological, which does not in the least preclude sympathy, sincerity and emotional involvement. The concurrent program of the exhibition culminated with the Special People performance by TOM Golomazov in the atrium of the Kitchen Quarters (Bread House) in Tsaritsyno. The event sites included Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve, Blagosphera Media Center and the Meyerhold Theater Center.

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36 классов

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров продолжается поддержка 36 ресурсных классов и групп в образовательных учреждениях разных регионов России. Классы получили специальное оборудование, которое пока не входит в перечень государственных закупок, оплату обучения и методического сопровождения работы, основанной на прикладном анализе поведения (ПАП). География ресурсных классов и групп включает более десяти регионов: Москва и Московская область, Воронежская область и Воронеж, Новосибирск и Новосибирская область, Санкт-Петербург, Белгород и Белгородская область, республика Марий-Эл и др.

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Особая керамика

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров, продолжается работа мастерской «Особая керамика» (Москва) где взрослые люди с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями продолжают создавать уникальные вещи из керамики: вазы, посуду, панно и многое другое. «Особая керамика» – участник многочисленных выставок и вернисажей.

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A lecture on autism medications given in Moscow

Thanks to your donations, Dr. Natalie Danica Weder, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, the largest independent and non-profit national organization in the United States that deals with childrens mental health disorders, gave a talk on "Medications Used in the Treatment of ASD” at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) lecture hall. Even though it was a beautiful summer day, the hall was full, and there were lots of questions after the lecture. Dr. Weder emphasized that most of the current discussion about autism is not about a cure, but about mitigating the symptoms. Her talk was accompanied by a detailed presentation which has been translated and is available on the website of the Foundation outfund.ru, where you can also enjoy the video of the lecture. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Сундук

Благодаря пожертвованиям доноров 25 взрослых людей с аутизмом и другими ментальными нарушениями продолжают заниматься в Мастерской социальной и творческой инклюзии «Сундук» (Москва), работающей как Центр дневной занятости. В мастерской «Сундук», опять же благодаря пожертвованиям, есть занятия ткачеством, керамикой, работой со стеклом и многое другое.

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"People Must be Different" exhibition opens at the Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve

Thanks to your donations, the "People Must be Different" exhibition opened in the Small Palace of the "Tsaritsyno" Museum-Reserve. The exhibition presented 60 works by the students of the "Anton is Right Here" Center (the first center for creative work, training, and social habilitation for adults with autism in Russia), along with the works of naive artists from the collection of the "Tsaritsyno" Museum-Reserve. The exhibition was a joint project of the museum, the "Anton is Right Here" Center and the "Way Out" Foundation for autism support in Russia. Famous art critic Arkady Ippolitov, the creator of "The Treasures of the Vatican" exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery, was the curator of the project. A concurrent program of public talks on related subjects was also developed. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Parent-run organizations hold second strategic session in Skolkovo

Thanks to your donations, the Skolkovo Business School hosted the "Way Out" Foundation’s annual strategic session for leaders of organizations created by the parents of autistic children. The theme for 2017 was "Designing a model for a comprehensive interdepartmental support system for children and adults with ASD in Russia. Step Two: Parent associations and future perspectives." Participants analyzed the interdepartmental plan for creating a system for helping children and adults with ASD developed by the experts at the Moscow State Pedagogical University within the framework of the program of the State Fund for Supporting Children in Difficult Life Situations. They also developed proposals and amendments to the plan and formed a long-term strategy for transferring the responsibility for interdepartmental interaction and interaction with authorities from the foundation to the parent association "Autism: Regions". Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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All-Russian research and training conference "Autism: Strategies for helping children with ASD within the education system”

Your donations helped the "Way Out" Foundation become partner in a conference organized by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and the Moscow State Pedagogical University. For the first time, Russian specialists and institutions dealing with the issues of educating autistic children presented various points of view to the professional community of Moscow and the regions of the Russian Federation. President of the foundation Avdotia Smirnova took part in the conference’s plenary session and the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tatiana Siniugina addressed the conference participants with an important message, saying, "We should not pretend that everything is fine with our special education." This event would have been impossible without the active personal involvement of the Ministry of Education and Minister Olga Vasilieva in particular. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The next stage of the World Health Organization (WHO)/Autism Speaks program complete

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the WHO consultants were able to train specialists within the framework of the "Parent Skills Training" program developed by the WHO and Autism Speaks for families with children with developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of the program is to qualify senior coaches who will, in turn, qualify training leaders to work with families in public centers in Moscow, Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod. During the project’s implementation, training materials prepared by WHO and Autism Speaks will be adapted to Russian conditions. Scaling the program in different regions of the Russian Federation will enable parents of children with developmental disorders to acquire necessary knowledge and skills for a child to get help within the family. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first Russian textbook on ABA published

Your donations helped publish the first Russian edition of the world's most popular textbook on applied behavior analysis. The so-called "White Book", edited by J. Cooper, T. Heron and W. Heward was translated and published by the "Practica" publishing house. This textbook is essential for training ABA specialists. The Russian version will be introduced into the Russian university programs for teachers, medical professionals, and psychologists. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first strategic planning session held by parent-run organizations in Skolkovo

Thanks to the foundation's donors, ten non-commercial organizations created by the parents of autistic children from all over Russia held a strategic two-day planning session. During the session, the parents prepared several specific requests to Russian ministries and departments, federal agencies, and scientific institutions which deal with a variety of issues regarding support of autistic children and adults. A decision to create the "Autism. Regions" Association was also made at the session in Skolkovo. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Training materials for the "Autism. The Friendly Environment” program

Thanks to the foundation's donors, a training program for the employees of cultural institutions was developed. It assists them in better understanding and acceptance of people with autism. "Friendly Cinema" and "Friendly Museum" training manuals have been published; parents of autistic children and ABA therapists took an active part in their preparation. A training manual that focuses on creating autism-friendly spaces in cultural institutions in various Russian cities was also developed specifically for organizations of parents of autistic children. Two thousand manuals have been donated to Russian provinces; the manual is also available for downloading online. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The 2nd International Scientific and Practical Conference "Autism. The Route Choice"

Thanks to the foundation's donors, more than 800 specialists, federal agency representatives, and parents of children with ASD could gather for the conference in Voronezh. A three-day program included presentations from about 50 international and Russian autism experts and covered four major areas: Detection, Early Intervention, Education, and Life in Society. The conference was held with the support of the government of the Voronezh Oblast. The conference site has become an open resource with a growing video archive of lectures, seminars and master classes from the leading experts in various fields of autism knowledge. All materials can be downloaded for free and used in research and practical work of finding solutions to the autism challenge. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! <a href="http://autismconference.ru" target=_"blank">Please visit the conference website.</a>

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"Attention: Autism!" public information campaign

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the campaign posters, copies for print and online media, and an informative video about the early symptoms of autism have all been developed. Campaign materials have been displayed on billboards, at public transportation stops, in shopping centers, newspapers, magazines, and online media. To encourage feedback, the names of the organizations created by parents of autistic children in different regions of Russia and the link to the M-CHAT online questionnaire were printed on all the materials. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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"Autism. The Friendly Environment" programme launched

Thanks to the foundation's donors, "Beauty and the Beast", the first film musical adapted for autistic people, was performed in Moscow at the initiative of the Walt Disney Company; this initiated the creation of autism-friendly cinemas. 15 adapted cultural institution sites have opened their doors to autistic children and adults: their staffs have been specially trained and all sites are equipped with training materials and visual search elements. Autism-friendly institutions are operating in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, and Ivanovo. The programme participants include the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Hermitage Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art "Garage", the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), the "Experimentanium", the Museum of Russian Impressionism and others. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Resource classrooms for children with ASD created in Russia

Thanks to your donations, more than 200 autistic children are educated in mainstream schools based on the "resource classroom" model and with the help of the applied behavior analysis methods. Resource classrooms operate in Moscow, Voronezh Oblast, Belgorod Oblast, St. Petersburg and Volzhsk in the Mari El Republic. School teachers and tutors take an introductory course in applied behavior analysis and are supervised by professionals. Organizations created by the parents of autistic children are actively cooperating with these schools. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Integrated workshops for autistic adults gain support

Your donations made it possible for us to support workshops where adults with autism and other mental health disorders engage in useful and creative activities. Many of them had not had a chance to leave their home since they completed their education in special schools; during the workshops, they learn to work and socialize. The "Anton’s Right Here" Center in St. Petersburg, "Special Ceramics" and "Treasure Chest" in Moscow are all growing and developing. Souvenirs, crockery, and textiles made in the workshops are sold at fairs and auctions, allowing the workshops to earn money to support themselves. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first "Resource Classroom" training manual in Russia developed and published

Your donations enabled the foundation to publish a unique "Resource classroom" manual which describes the use of resource class model in the education of autistic children, including nonverbal ones, in regular schools. This is the first Russian book describing inclusive education for children whose only previous educational alternative was homeschooling. The book provides step-by-step instructions on how to exercise the right of autistic children to study in a regular school with typically developing peers. The book was written with the active participation of parents of autistic children who went to regular schools. 3,000 copies of the manual have been distributed free of charge. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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"Attention: Autism!" Information Kit

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the outreach materials were developed for children’s health clinics to assist in informing parents and pediatricians about early detection of ASD. The kit includes a poster to be put up in a health clinic, leaflets "Red flags" for autism, handouts describing autism symptoms, and seminar-style training materials for doctors. For the first time in Russia, 100% of children’s health clinics in the Voronezh Oblast have been equipped with the kit and 100% of pediatricians have taken part in seminars on early ASD detection. The frequency of early detection of autism spectrum disorders in the Voronezh Oblast has increased by more than 60% ever since. The information kit has also been used in health clinics in Ivanovo and distributed online. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! <a href="http://outfund.ru/publikacii-fonda-vyxod/" target="_blank">Please download the information kit here</a>

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The 1st international conference "Autism. The Route Choice" in Skolkovo

Thanks to the foundation's donors, 1150 professionals working with autistic children and representatives of federal agencies and organizations created by the parents of autistic children from 82 regions of Russia, gathered at the conference in Skolkovo. They were addressed by about 40 Russian and international experts who discussed various aspects of current scientific and practical knowledge of autism. For the fisrt time, at the conference the Ministry of Health promised to create a statistical record of autistic adults, which would make it possible for doctors to maintain the autism diagnosis for people beyond the age of 18. In the conference resolutions, participants requested that the government use the most effective and scientifically proven autism treatment methods as the basis for state support for children and adults with ASD in the Russian Federation. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The first edition of "Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals" published

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the foundation has published and distributed among professionals and organizations created by the parents of autistic children 3000 copies of a unique "Autism" manual. The authors of the book are professors Fred R. Volkmar and Lisa A. Weisner. Dr. Fred Volkmar was head of the Yale Child Study Center (USA) for over 25 years. The manual covers almost all aspects of the problem, from the historical context of the disorder to the possible social support models for adults with ASD. The first edition describing the current understanding of autism in the modern world has become available to Russian professionals and parents of children with ASD. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The First ABA classroom in Russia

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the first special classroom was set up at Moscow State University of Psychology & Education on Kashenkin Lug Street to prepare nonverbal autistic children for school. ABA methods, which have been scientifically proven to be the most effective for nonverbal children, are being used in teaching for the first time in Russia. Over the last four years, thirty nonverbal children who previously hadn't had access to general education have been trained in ABA classrooms and gone to regular schools. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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The "Anton’s Right Here" Center opens

Thanks to the foundation's donors, the "Anton Tut Ryadom" Center (Anton’s Right Here), where autistic adults gain permanent communication, craft and independent living skills, has opened in St. Petersburg. The Center holds integrated workshops and rehabilitation programs for autistic people of all ages. Parents of autistic adults do not have to pay for integrating their grown-up children into the community. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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Ambassadors

Celebrities help A Way Out Foundation to attract donations to support its programs
Basta

Basta (Vasiliy Vakulenko), a Russian musician, composer and producer, also known under his stage names Noggano, N1NT3ND0.

Paulina Andreeva

Paulina Andreeva, a film and stage actress, Moscow Art Theatre.


Vasiliy Utkin

Vasiliy Utkin, a sports journalist and television reporter, host of "The Football Club", Eurosport TV sports commentator.

Irina Rozanova

Irina Rozanova, a film and stage actress, Honored Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of Russia.

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