We are currently working with 50 children with disabilities. Although the structure of the group of beneficiaries is one in continuous transformation, we offer as a guide, the characteristics of the current groups of beneficiaries:
- 27 are domiciled in urban areas (24 only in Bîrlad) and 23 in rural areas.
- 38 of the beneficiaries live with their families, 2 of the beneficiaries are adopted children and 10 are in foster care.
According to the disability classification certificates of the beneficiary children, all the beneficiaries of the day center are diagnosed with disorders from the sphere of mental deficiency.
- 38 of our beneficiaries have a simple mental deficiency. For 6 of them the deficiency is of neuro-psycho-motor type, for others 3 the deficiency is of neuro-psychic type, for 1 of the beneficiaries the deficiency is also of psycho-motor type, for another it is of mental type, and for another it is of the motor type. For 2 of our beneficiaries to the mental deficiency are added sensory-auditory deficiencies with hearing aid and cochlear implant, for other 2 cardiac deficiencies, and for another endocrine type.
- 36 of the beneficiaries of the day center are classified in the degree of “severe” disability, 2 in the degree of “accentuated” disability and another 12 in the degree of “medium” disability.
All beneficiaries of the day center have a mental disability.
- 33 of the beneficiaries of the day center are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
- 32 of the day center beneficiaries are diagnosed with mental deficiency / mental retardation, of which 4 have the “severe” specification; another 6 have the diagnosis of mental retardation, of which 2 have the specification complete functional deficiency and 1 has the specification severe; 8 of the beneficiaries of the day center are diagnosed with a delay in mental development.
All of these diagnoses are associated with language delay, mild, or polymorphic forms of dyslalia.
- At the behavioral level,
- 20 of the beneficiaries are diagnosed with psychomotor instability (9 of them specified accentuated),
- 5 of them have forms of hyperkinetic disorder, 8 of them are diagnosed with behavioural disorders and 6 with emotional disorders.
- 14 of the beneficiaries have forms of cerebral palsy or neuromotor deficits.
- For 19 of the beneficiaries of the “Casa Esme” Day Center, the Myosotis Association Romania is the only institution that offers them educational, habilitation / rehabilitation services, as they do not benefit from any other specialized service, be it private or state, with or without payment..
- For another 13 of our beneficiaries, the parents manage to pay for ABA therapy services at the institutions in the city that offer this type of therapy for a fee.
- Only 16 of the 50 children are enrolled in a 2-hour weekly program offered by the DGASPC centers in Bîrlad.
The situation of school integration of the beneficiaries
37 of the beneficiaries of the day center are enrolled in mainstream education (19 in school education and 18 in preschool education). None of them benefit from a support teacher, despite the serious problems of adapting to mainstream education that most of them raise.
7 of our beneficiaries go to the special classes established in Bîrlad by ISJ and CJRAE Vaslui in response to the very large number of children with severe forms of disability living in Bîrlad.
6 of the beneficiaries of the day center do not benefit from any form of school integration, be it special or mass.