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Call for projects 2015

In 2015, the FIRAH selected 6 applied research on disability. 

 

Research carried by the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre (France) "Interactions between children with disabilities (0-6 years old), and ‘ordinary’ children: factors that encourage or hinder development for children with disabilities in inclusive situations"

This research should enhance parental and professional support for children with disabilities in their encounters with other children, in their similarities and differences, in order to facilitate inclusion.

From an analysis of the way in which relations between children (0-6 years old) are constructed and evolve, the study will identify factors that encourage or hinder the choice of satisfying relationships for all children.

The materials produced by this research are varied: tools to observe factors which encourage or hinder the establishment of satisfying relationships between children, with or without disabilities, in inclusive situations, and the development of these relationships.

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Research carried by the Université de Nantes (France) "çATED pour tes dents: A research and development programme on the usefulness of a digital dental hygiene agenda for children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)"

This research project will promote the implementation of the çATED software in dental surgeries, in order to better organize dental care, and provide dental educational support to children and their carers (professionals and parents).

The materials produced by the research will be varied: training for parents and professionals in assistance with daily dental care for children with ASD; dissemination of results at conferences on disability or on dental care.

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Research carried by the Union Nationale des Associations de Familles de Traumatisées Crâniens (France) "Daily life for people in a  Chronic Vegetative State (CVS) or in a  Minimally Conscious State (MCS), in the home"

This research aims to study strategies developed by families for care in the home, combining the different perspectives of families and professionals on the daily lives of people with CVS-MCS living at home.

The materials produced by this study will be varied: a questionnaire for the evaluation of home care for people with CVS/MCS; the dissemination of results at numerous conferences; the use of these results in the elaboration of a care protocol for patients and their families in the home.

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Research carried by the Université Paris Est Créteil (France) "An applied research project to evaluate schooling difficulties for children with sickle cell disease : working towards better support for these children"

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the first genetic illness to be screened for at birth in France. The term «skill » is used to qualify the goals to be reached via activities offered to pupils (reading/writing). It is thanks to targeted microskills (desire to write, choice of writing tools, ability to hold the writing tool, space assigned to write in, etc) that they will acquire this skill. This research aims to develop tools to evaluate these microskills in children with SCD.

The materials produced by the research will be varied: teaching tools to inform or train teachers ; papers to be presented at training sessions for professionals of healthcare and education.

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Research carried by International Partners Cassie Memorial (El Salvador) "Supporting the Inclusion of “Invisible” Children and Youth with Disabilities and their Families in Rural El Salvador"

In rural El Salvador, people with disabilities are often “invisible”, that is, most never leave home, attend school, or participate in village life. Many families are unaware of their rights, unsure of how to access needed services, and unsure of how to include their child in village life. This project is designed to investigate the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families who live in poor villages and to promote their participation in day-to-day village life.

The project’s leaders propose to produce the following material from the research intended for use by stakeholders: a Training Toolkit to include guide/independent modules/videos) to help other groups promote participation of individuals with disabilities in their communities.

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Research carried by the Université de Rouen (France) "ACCESSPACE: a new technology for visually impaired accessibility to space during mobility"

ACCESSPACE aims to design a specific GPS system for people with visual deficiencies, for use in any environment, enabling the visually deficient person to plan his mobility. The device will display useful information during mobility.

Products based on the research results are varied: a website grouping all research-related materials for the general public ; an awareness-raising film for the general public,  on the specificities of interactions for people with visual disabilities; a training course on  the use of ACCESSPACE ; a guidebook, teaching people with disabilities how to understand and move around in public spaces, will be produced.

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FIRAH launches this year its 6th call for projects.

 

Calendar of the 2015 Call for projects:

Online posting of the call for projects 2015

12 January 2015

Closing date for letters of intention

27 March 2015 at midnight (French time)

Announcement to project leaders regarding pre-selected and non-selected letters of intention

26 June 2015

Closing date for completed application files

2 October 2015 at midnight (French time)

Announcement to project leaders regarding the selected and non-selected completed applications

15 December 2015

 

The necessary documents for the letter of intent:

Presentation of the 2015 call for projects

Form of the letter of intention for 2015 call for projects

 

The necessary documents for the complete file:

Guideline for the redaction of the complete file for 2015 call for projects

Form of the complete file for 2015 call for projects