The International Institute Of Autism (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) was established in 2010 due to an urgent social need – rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in children are rapidly increasing to epidemic proportions, while there is a lack of socio-pedagogica
Our Mission is
to consolidate the keynote humanitarian research and information technology resources on autism spectrum disorders and to promote an integrated approach and understanding of research on ASD;
to create a leading structure defining the strategy of social adaptation and integration of children and adults with ASD;
to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.
The International Institute of Autism is a structural division of the V.P. Astafiev Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University and implements the following functions:
1. Research – to assist in organization of applied and fundamental domestic and foreign scientific research in the field of autism.
2. Coordination – to become the hub of a worldwide network of parents, professionals and researchers in the field of autism, aiming to develop a research strategy to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism, to design technologies of training, education and socialization of children and adults with autism.
3. Information and publishing – translations for key publications of the world’s leading experts in the field of autism, publication and dissemination of thematic monographs, current issues, original research articles, brief reports in autism to serve both the scientific community and public.
4. Education – training, professional retraining and advanced training in the field of special pedagogy, psychology and psychophysiology of autistic disorders – on the University base; provision of complex psychological, medical and pedagogical consultation, diagnostic help to children and adults with ASD.
To reach the goals the Institute invites leading domestic and overseas specialists, scientific schools. Russia has its own rich scientific and practical experience to share in work with autistic children.
The International Institute Of Autism actively collaborates with domestic and foreign agencies, organizations, services engaged into practical work with children with ASD. These institutions serve as launching pads for educational programs of the Institute.
The activities of the International Institute Of Autism have a scientific and practice-oriente
Taking into account the significance of autism challenges, the activity of the Institute is provided in two main directions: academic and social.
Academic direction provides:
the creation of new educational profiles of preparation of specialists for work with children and adults with ASD;
development of new curricula for training specialists in the field of autism (bachelor, master, postgraduate education);
elaborating and testing innovative educational and social technologies for work with children and adults with ASD;
the creation of the tutor institute for children and adults with ASD;
developing international academic exchange programs for students and experts in the field of ASD.
Social direction provides:
elaborating and testing of social technologies for work with children and adults with ASD;
the formation of the international movement of volunteers to support children and adults with ASD;
instilling a sense of tolerance in younger generation towards autistic children, readiness to assist them.
Krasnoyarsk, a big Siberian city, is the geographical centre of Russia, with its unique nature and history, with powerful economic, technological and educational resources. The potential and resources of the International Institute Of Autism, as a part of Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University – one of the oldest and reputable higher schools, allow to provide effective applied and fundamental domestic and foreign scientific research in the field of autism, to implement an effective educational process training specialists in the field of education and socialization of children and adults with autism, to create effective technologies for inclusive education of children with autism spectrum disorders.