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2019.11.14 11:00

Estonia builds a village for adults with autism

LRT.lt2019.11.14 11:00

A regional municipality in Estonia is building a village for adults with autism disorder and other learning difficulties.

The village will consist of three family homes for ten people each, one of which will be dedicated to Russian-speaking residents. An additional building will be built for recreation and work purposes, ERR News quotes ETV news broadcast Aktuaalne kaamera.

"Our plan is to begin by offering day- and weekly care, which at a later stage will transition to permanent services," said Janno Kell, project manager at the Liikva Päikesekodu foundation. "The need for this tends to come up after a child or client loses one or both of their parents."

The project should be completed in 2020 at a total cost of over €4 million, with the funding sourced from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Estonian state as well as donations.