Overcome Covid19's impact

Help Copiii de Cristal overcome the Covid19’s impact! As we sit at home, under the lock down measures, for most of us, every new day is a life-masterclass, filled with brainstorming, thinking...

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Nothing is easy

On March 24th, the Romanian Government instituted a National lockdown and all movement outside the home or household was strictly prohibited due to the Corona virus pandemic. Ioana, one of the therapist and guardian angels (as we like to call her :) ) at Copiii de Cristal Center would like to share with us ...

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Everyone Deserves a Home

Our homes and families are the place where we feel most comfortable, where we feel safe and protected of anything bad that might happen. Our family is there to protect us and take care of us, we are there for each other, always, as support. But what if your family cannot offer you all the things you …

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A Day in the Life of Radu

A Day in the Life of Radu is a window into the daily activities of a 20 year old young man on the autistic spectrum. Radu is non-verbal and needs daily therapy. He goes every day to the Crystal Children Therapy Center where he has a customised schedule aimed at helping him become more …

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Life With Autism

To get a glimpse in the life of young people with autism and their caretakers we spoke with Gabriela Plopeanu, the founder of Crystal Children and mother of Radu and Robert, twin brothers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Radu and Robert are 20 years old. Robert is a 2rd year university …

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On The Spectrum

ASD - autism spectrum disorder and the impact it has on children and families in Romania. Over the course of the next two months we will be bringing you a series of articles on autism spectrum disorder (ASD); the challenges that these young people and their families face and, most importantly, how …

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Education: Right or Privilege

Education is a basic right for children everywhere in the world. Education gives unprivileged children the opportunity to choose their own destiny and transcend their humble beginnings. My grandmother used to say that when she was a child going to school was a luxury, that only children from rich …

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