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 need? What if your reality is completely different than anyone else’s? What if no one understands your thoughts and who you are? Is then home … still the safe space you need to grow and develop?

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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 autonomous.

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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 student, currently doing a year abroad in Seoul, South Korea. Radu is diagnosed with 1st degree handicap. He is non verbal and he will need assistance for the rest of his life.

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On The Spectrum

ASD - autism spectrum disorder and the impact it has on children and families in Romania.

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Education: A Right or A Privilege

Education is a basic right for children everywhere in the world. Education gives unprivileged children the opportunity to chose their own destiny and transcend their humble beginnings.

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