Центр проблем аутизма
We stand by the modern evidence-based view on autism, which implies that we can overcome the barriers to the socialization of people with autism.

The quality of life of families raising kids with autism depends directly on the quality of professional assistance.
Our goal is to build a modern nation-wide system to help people diagnosed with autism in Russia.
The stretch goal is a breakthrough transformation of the whole situation for the parents of children
with ASD.

They should have a clear roadmap, based on the modern system of professional help coupled with the full support of the government and society.
We stand by the modern evidence-based view on autism, which implies that we can overcome the barriers to the socialization of people with autism. The quality of life of families raising kids with autism depends directly on the quality of professional assistance.The stretch goal is a breakthrough transformation of the whole situation for the parents of children with ASD. They should have a clear roadmap, based on the modern system of professional help coupled with the full support of the government and society.Our goal is to build a modern nation-wide system to help people diagnosed with autism in Russia.
Russia's leading expert organization in the field of autism – bringing system changes into the sphere of professional help to people with ASD (autism spectrum disorders)
Training center, introducing evidence-based methods of ASD treatment in Russia
Developer of inclusive educational models and programs which were implemented in Russia for the first time
Main educational center and the founder of the annual international conference "Autism. Challenges and Solutions". Every year we invite the world's leading experts in psychology, psychiatry, genetics, neuroscience, and therapy of autism to discuss their work at our conference.
Support and advocacy for families raising kids with autism. "Equal rights but different needs" – this is the principle of all our projects.
What we do
Our projects
In 2013 students with various forms of autism including non verbal children entered general school No.1465 in Moscow.

Since then, we have been observing the academic success and socialization of children with ASD. This model allows to expand the boundaries of school without any disruption of general educational process.

This model is the most demanded by the parent community, as it really improves the accessibility of education for children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

The benefits of inclusion both for autistic and neurotypical kids are proven by international research, and by our practice as well.
Inclusion model with the
"resource zone" technology,
which was launched in Russia
for the first time.
Inclusion 1465
Inclusive Observer
The service of organizational
and behavioral support provided
to inclusive schools.

Based on the project "Inclusion 1465" we have developed the program "Include me!", which helps to implement inclusion.

Any school can enter this program. Inclusive Observer – is the supervision service, allowing to handle any difficulties arising on the way to inclusive education.
S O V A (Owl)
The project of introducing peer-mediated intervention into inclusive educational strategy.
(Russian abbreviation for
"
Peer-Mediated Intervention for Autism")
It's a unique educational practice when neurotypical children act as "companions" or "mentors" for their classmates with autism. Such interaction is useful for both parties. Children with ASD are building their social skills when they are learning with peers, and the neurotypical peers are mastering complicated processes, for instance, the skill to set tasks.

Both parties from the early ages are learning to interact with the different people, they are learning to understand this difference and are not afraid to communicate with one another.
AUT-letics
The program of developing all kinds of physical education approaches to the treatment of autism: physical rehabilitation, adaptive physical culture, exercise, yoga, sports, dance, sensory integration, kinesiotherapy, targeted physical activity.
The program hosts the project "Motley Belt", which is a comprehensive program for the development of adaptive taekwondo in Russia for children with autism.
The Same Different
A model of prevocational training and guidance for adolescents with ASD.
It is the elaboration of the project "Inclusion 1465". Today many people with autism have no profession or job prospects.

We want to show that they can not only master profession but also be relevant jobseekers in the labor market.

Self-actualization is the most important
element of the independent life of an adult. The independence of a person with autism – that's what we strive for.
We analyze the existing regulatory framework, which ensures the implementation of the school inclusion model for children with ASD and neuro developmental disorders and regulates the development of inclusive education in our country, and we bring it in line with the successful and effective evidence-based practice of inclusion.
Within this vector, Autism Challenge Center cooperates with governmental structures in the field of education to facilitate the introduction of inclusive practices into Russian educational system.
Inclusion
in compliance
with law
We are building the balance between the research of autism, medical practice, and education.

The international exchange of practices and training of Russian specialists is of great importance for us.
Educational program for doctors and medical professionals in Russia with the specialization in autism spectrum disorders.
The formal diagnosis of ASD is issued by psychiatrists but people with autism have many comorbidities: gastrointestinal, neurological (e.g., epilepsy), mitochondrial, immunological, mental disorders, allergies etc.

The problemis that they are often unnoticed because of autism. That's why the doctors of various specializations should understand autism and its symptoms.
PRO-aut
International conference
This is a mini-university with a broad approach.
Autism.
Challenges
and solutions
"Applied Behavior Analysis"
Training course
First Russia's certification program of vocational training in applied behavior analysis.
The main objective of the training program is to show general approaches and methods of creating effective special educational conditions for students with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.

The target audience includes school principals and administrators, paraprofessionals, and teachers, as well as parents of children with autism.

The training course has been successfully conducted since 2015.

Over 800 people — parents, psychologists, teachers, behavior analytics, tutors, and school administrators have already taken this course.

"Include me!"
Training course
What we have already done
Figures
10
years of work
regional NGOs received our help in the organization of inclusive education
for children with autism

25
Over
Over
500
Over
1500
published Russian
translations of autism research releases
Over
media products
on autism and inclusion
500
at the annual international conference "Autism. Challenges and Solutions", which is organized by Autism Challenge Center

Over
presentations
200
implemented the inclusion model "resource class" based on the principles of applied behavior analysis
Over
600
Over
schools
families
were consulted on the roadmap of education, treatment, and support of their children with ASD

200
Over
graduates
of certification course on ABA-therapy

800
teachers
and school administrators attended the retraining course on the education of students with ASD and inclusive education

800
Over
10
alterations
Over
in Russian federal and regional laws in the field of education and social support of people with ASD
Our Team
Autism Challenge Center
Ekaterina Men
President of Autism Challenge Center
Dilyara Muzafarova
Executive Director
of Autism Challenge Center
Gleb Fokin
Financial Director
Svetlana Khalilova
Deputy Executive Director
Julia Presnyakova
Clinical Project Manager
Julia Fokina
Grant Projects Coordinator
Anton Storozhenko
Volunteer of Autism
Challenge Center, Partner of Korn Ferry Moscow office
Darya Malysheva
Inclusion Coordinator
Valentina Minakova
Project Manager
"Inclusive Observer"
Nadezhda Burlaka
Curator of inclusive educational sites
Tatiana Khachaturova
Project Manager
"Motley Belt", Education Program Manager
Valeria Ermakova
Lawyer
Kristina Maksimova
Accountant
Tatiana Skripko
Project analyst, translator, copywriter
Anastasia Grebennikova
Copywriter
Pavel Slavin
Programmer designer
Sasha Starost
Translator, author and manager of the Autism and Justice project
Arina Burova
Resource teacher of the school department
Marina Merkulova
Press service, editor, copywriter
Olga Gruzova
Resource class teacher
Niyaz Karim
Webdesigner
experts
International
Stephen Edelson, Ph.D.
Director of Autism Research Institute
Andrey Rzhetsky, Ph.D.
Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, The University of Chicago
Margaret Bauman, M.D.
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine. A distinguished pediatric neurologist and research investigator who has been a pioneer in the study and treatment of autism

Jill Young, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kendall Center and home of Therapeutic Pathways, president CalABA
Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN
Director of the Nutrition Clinic at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development

Jane Howard, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Co-founder and CEO of Therapeutic Pathways, Inc., an organization that provides evidence-based treatment to individuals with autism spectrum disorder
partners
Our
Exercise Connection

Mission: promoting sports for people with autism

Association
of Behavior Analysts RusABA

Mission: uniting and coordinating behavior analysts to promote and develop research and practice in behavior analysis
Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis

Leading educational institution in the field of vocational training for psychologists and teachers

Autism Research Institute

The oldest non-commercial organization launching and sponsoring research in the field of autism Mission: improving the quality of life of children and adults with autism

Autism Workforce

Mission: preparing businesses for successful hiring, training, and retraining of employees with autism

The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development

Mission: increasing understanding of child development based on clinical work, research, and education


Autism Challenge Center Technology
LAB
Training of behavior analysts
"Mind Factory"
The largest international research and practice conference "Autism. Challenges and Solutions" with the participation
of leading researchers
from 20 countries
Inclusion model in school No.1465
"Resource class"
in line with the international standard
Model of supervising inclusive schools
Model of including children with ASD into regular sports activity
Experimental site for preparing adolescents with ASD for future employment
Transfer of knowledge:
Annual educational program "Include me!"
Model of distance learning services

Model of
healthcare