Poland

Joanna Smieja

Joined Dec 2016
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Educating young parents about the early signs of autism

What I'm Leading

In Poland, we are still struggling with providing early diagnosis for children, who are in risk of autism. I believe that one part of the problem is the lack of knowledge about autism symptoms and possible treatments. Therefore, my digital campaign would be dedicated to educating young parents about the early signs of autism. By building the awareness I hope to motivate parents to seek for professional diagnosis and treatment for their children.

Who I'm Impacting

Young parents who will receive more skills and resources to support them with early detection of autism on their children, so their children have the best environment to grow and learn

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About Me

Hi there! My name is Joanna. I am a child therapist, currently working with kids with autism. I teach kids how to speak, communicate, interact with others, how to do basic self-care stuff. To make a long story short, I am a disabled person. My bigest dream is to make people with disability more engaged in the society. I am disabled, but at the same time I am fully independent. My story shows it is possible to be a disabled person, yet independent and active. I would love to share my experiences to the best of its capacities.

My Vision

"I want to live in a world where we value genuine achievement for disabled people" by Stella Young (TED speech).

Abilities

I am a child therapist, working in the behaviour analysis field. I am focusing on working with kids with autism spectrum disorder.

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EducationGirlsHealthHuman Rights

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