Will you be that ONE today?

  I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. - Edward Everett Hale This past Friday, I received an urgent call from a desperate mother seeking help [...]

January 24th, 2018|article, Message from Joy|0 Comments

International forum «Volunteer of Russia 2017»

The largest event on volunteering and social innovations - the International forum «Volunteer of Russia 2017» took place on November 22-23, 2017 in Perm (Russia). More than 1300 participants and experts from 15 countries of the world gathered to solve problems in the field of volunteerism and seek innovative approaches and ideas. Why are we [...]

December 10th, 2017|article, Event|0 Comments

The day of RACE FOR GIFT.

Sunday was a truly amazing day, the day of RACE FOR GIFT. A few hundred participants, all there to support their favourite NGO, arrived early on Sunday morning, in great spirits despite a threatening sky. There was excitement in the air and a group warm-up boosted by good music, and a rather dishy Mr Suisse Romande only [...]

June 1st, 2016|article, Event|0 Comments

What we do at ASK’s Social Skills Group

Here at ASK-All Special Kids, we are all too aware that many children with learning differences and special educational needs often miss out on a rich and rewarding social life as interaction with their peers can be challenging.  Some of our children just find it hard to mix in with others and to learn the [...]

January 25th, 2016|article, ASK Programme|0 Comments

ASK Summer Camp Volunteer’s View

Monday, 20 July 2015. On the first day of the summer camp, I missed the train I was supposed to catch so I was 20 minutes late. This was not too bad because I got there at 8:30 and the children arrived at 9:00, although I still felt stressed because I wanted to make a [...]

November 30th, 2015|article, ASK Programme, Volunteers|0 Comments

Welcome to Holland

“Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability — to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s [...]

May 2nd, 2015|article|0 Comments

To Label or not to Label? That is the Question.

I think something’s going wrong in the classroom; my child isn’t learning as quickly as everyone else – is there a problem? Should I get them checked out? Early identification of learning differences can be hugely advantageous but needs to be individualised.  A diagnosis or a label is only useful if it adds clarity to [...]

March 12th, 2015|article|0 Comments