Assist Me to Succeed in the Class

Project Summary
Grantee : Foundation for Supporting Individuals with Autism
Purpose : Preparing educational assistants/shadow teachers training program to support education of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder
Location : Balıkesir
Grant Amount : 163.327 TL
Project Partner : Balıkesir University Vocational School
Period : 16 July 2018 - 12 July 2019
Status : Continues
Project Year : 2018


Being with peers with no disability in inclusive preschool institutions helps children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder improve their behaviors. However, educational assistants/shadow teachers are necessary to inform teachers on inclusive education and to support students with disabilities in classrooms.

Project Goals

  • A training program on educational assistants will be prepared by Anadolu University Special Education Department.
  • 30 students from Balıkesir University Vocational School will be selected and trained for 40 hours on inclusive education and educational assistant program.
  • Vocational school students will complete their internship period as educational assistants in some preschool institutions.
  • The education program educational assistants will be shared with all interested parties.


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