The project is a continuation of activities for people with intellectual disabilities. The aim of the project is to improve the situation of people with intellectual disabilities during the covid19 pandemic by creating tools for remote art. therapy. For many years, the Foundation has been supporting the rehabilitation of disabled people in Occupational Therapy Workshops, implementing cultural and educational projects. WTZ is a day care facility for people with intellectual disabilities. It deals with social and vocational rehabilitation and improves the mobility and manual skills of participants. The best form of therapy that improves manual skills, eye-hand coordination, and increases the level of self-satisfaction and self-confidence, is art therapy, i.e. a method based on broadly understood art and creativity.
During the pandemic, we noticed that isolation and discontinuation of therapy had drastic consequences for the functioning of people with intellectual disabilities. Trying to provide support by phone is not enough. It is necessary to create tools to facilitate remote work with this particular group, this tool must be properly prepared, in a simple and clear way, it is to provide step-by-step instructions with many repetitions and demonstrations. The image supported by a conversation with the instructor will significantly facilitate the performance of the assigned activities. We will create 10 instructional videos enabling distance art therapy. We are currently implementing the international project "Theater in the fight against virtual threats" – this experience shows us that thanks to international cooperation we are able to create products of the highest quality, usability and meeting the highest educational standards.
Drawing on the experience of partner countries, we complement each other by making our work even more valuable and directing it to a wider audience - we give it a global character. Thanks to international cooperation and the experience of partner countries, we want to improve the situation of people with intellectual disabilities during the covid19 pandemic. This is the main goal of the presented project and our activities. We will learn about the situation of people with intellectual disabilities during the covid19 pandemic. We will learn about their needs and expectations during isolation, when they have been deprived of therapeutic and rehabilitation support.