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Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Asociación de Padres de Personas con Autismo is a non-profit organisation founded in Burgos (Spain). Burgos is the capital of the province with the same name in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León. In the city there are important organisations and numerous leisure and culture promote welfare and quality of life of people with autism and their families.The most importan objetive in Autismo Burgos is to promote welfare and quality of life of people with autism and their families.The Asociación de Padres de Personas con Autismo de Burgos manage 4 centres in the city: Vivienda "Casa del Cerezo and ” El Olivo”, Colegio Específico "El Alba", Centro de Día (for older than 18)The three centres work in coordination: they do diagnosis, ambulant support, support to families, leisure and sport.Autismo Burgos has the capacity to accommodate 4 volunteers, a volunteer for each center, with a duration of between 6 and 12 months.All countries included in the program, can participate in this project .The basis of this project is to encourage volunteer participation in activities and programs focusing on the main objective of Autismo Burgos, "To promote and improve the quality of life of people with this disorder and their families." Among the activities carried stand out standardization activities, integration, learning the habits of personal autonomy and social, occupational, educational, leisure and sport's young people are actively involved in this project the same, giving us their support, innovating, promoting and encouraging the exchange and cultural enrichment.The project focus on cooperations with youths from different background and culture working together and exchanging attitude, culture, language etc. To live in Spain and realize a volunteering sensitizes positively towards the Spanish culture and others minority cultures. In addition the volunteer coexists with other European volunteers what allows them to exchange and to know other different cultures and to learn to coexist with them.The project focus on inclusion and using intercultural dialogue for developing sense of tolerance and understanding of diversity. To work with people with Autistic Spectrum is to contribute to the fight against the social exclusion. In addition the volunteers learn to have a comprehensive attitude, to be tolerant and to understand better every day the diversity.This project fosters young people’s sense of European citizenship and help them to understand their role as part of the present and future of Europe. It focus on the Intercultural Dialogue and the reflection of bringing youths from the different part of Europe
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