For many people with disabilities, going to the store or learning poetry seems like an impossible task. But a serious illness is not a reason to lock yourself between four walls. In the day departments of leisure and creativity, working in the Guryevskiy assisted living center, the Chertanovo and Losinoostrovsky social houses, and the neuropsychiatric boarding school N 23, await a lot of interesting things. The first 70 Muscovites visiting these departments are convinced of this.
Parents will be able to leave their older children for the whole day.
As Irina Kuznetsova, a Muscovite, told her 38-year-old son who has autism: “At home, he likes to collect puzzles, play on a tablet, walk, but it is difficult for him to meet and communicate with strangers. In the daytime group, my son, to my surprise, quickly found out that before it was impossible to get a word out of him, but now he easily carries on a conversation. Take part in concerts, sing and read poetry”. It is important that the staff of the department are always in contact with parents. You can call them and ask for advice, they will always tell you what caused the child’s whims and how to deal with them.Parents who are not ready to deliver the child immediately for a long time they can choose short-stay groups – up to four hours a day This format has been launched in test mode, said Oksana Shalygina, deputy head of the Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population.
The Guryevskiy assisted living center is open for people with disabilities from 8:00, but here the day is dedicated to the development of specific skills. “The daycare department has been working for us for the first year. We are focused on the maximum development of the independence of young people from 18 to 35 years of age. For example, it is important that someone learns to use household appliances, say, a microwave and a vacuum cleaner, while others want to take the subway to their favorite park. Our guys quickly master all the skills and demonstrate what they have learned during the exams,” said Irina Shpitalskaya, director of the center.