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Moving to My New Home - Young Children / Early Reading


This book explains to children what to expect during the time of their institution closing. This book belongs to the child and asks the child ...

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Our Words. Our Actions.


Part of a series of 'Turning Words into Action' publications. Our Words. Our Actions. is a children’s publication in easy read format sharing the children’s ...

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Nobody is Allowed to Harm You


Publication produced in partnership with Child Rights Centre, Nobody is Allowed to Harm You, is a book for children and young people that has been ...

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Moving to My New House - 8 - 16 years old


A book for children to explain what will happen during the time the institution is closing. The aim of this book is to explain to ...

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Activity book: The Importance of Play


The book The Importance of Play: Play activities for children aged 0-17 years, is part of a series of training and resource materials to be ...

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Listening Together


Listening Together is intended to give a flavour of some of the methods used by the TWIA teams in Bulgaria, Serbia and the Czech Republic ...

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Turning Words into Action


It is hoped that this document will be of use for parents, professionals and policy-makers; to all those who wish to improve the process of ...

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Action to invest in inclusive education


Lumos has joined over 40 national and international organisations, including Light for the World, Plan International, and the International Disability Alliance, in endorsing a call ...

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Andre's story: Rediscovering the love of a family


Andre is an inquisitive boy who dreams of exploring the world. He is hard working and loves to do lots of different activities. Andre also ...

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Viorica, Dana & Daniel’s Story: The benefits of Inclusive Education


Viorica’s son, Daniel, is 12 years old. He is severely disabled with epilepsy and needs a high level of care. Viorica has made many sacrifices ...

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Ciurlan Family story: fighting a system that is against them


Cristina and Igor Ciurlan have intellectual disabilities. When they were very young, their parents were told by doctors that they would need to go into ...

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Maria's Story: Access to education transforms the lives of children


Maria’s son has an intellectual disability. She was told that he would be better off in an institution.

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Shaun's Story: Supporting people with learning difficulties to become self-advocates


Shaun Webster, International Project Worker at CHANGE is a self-advocate who works with Lumos to support children with learning disabilities become self-advocates, enabling them to ...

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Veliko’s Story: Opportunities are limitless with the right support


In 2012, a twelve year old boy, Veliko, joined a group of young spokespeople at his school. Veliko has intellectual disabilities and this group, initiated ...

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IDDC and Lumos at the European Development Days


A joint event by Lumos and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) on deinstitutionalisation and inclusive education for children earlier this month at the ...

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Inclusive Education: From Aspiration to Reality


Children in Moldova have celebrated the success of educational reforms which mean thousands of pupils with disabilities and special needs are now taught in mainstream ...

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Lumos’ Inclusive Education Unit in Ialoveni, Moldova


Twenty-two children with severe and complex disabilities from the Ialoveni region of Moldova will now learn alongside their peers in a mainstream school. Fifteen of ...

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Lumos Self-Advocates Prove that Young People can be Catalysts for Change


Most of us take for granted just how many choices we make every day – deciding to snooze the alarm for ten precious minutes of ...

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The right to stand up for your life and childhood: how one 15 year old became a role mode


Veliko’s story did not begin in 2012, but this was the year that a new door opened for him – then a child of 12 ...

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Building personalities through education


Education is essential to child development, not only filling young minds with knowledge of the world and the opportunities it offers but also helping to ...

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Marketa's story: Moving from an institution to a small group home


Marketa has Down syndrome. She has lived in a large institution for people with disabilities since she was born. Six years ago, Lumos began collaborating ...

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They Won't Be Invisible Any More - Inclusive Education


Galina Bulat, Former Deputy Minister of Education in Moldova and now Lumos’ Moldovan Inclusive Education Project Manager, talks about her work.

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Inclusive Education in Moldova


A tour of an inclusive education school in Moldova.

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Voices Against Institutions


"I would like to tell you why there should not be institiutions" - A film created and written by our Lumos self-advocates.

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My experience of visiting institutions in Moldova


I’m married to JK Rowling (Jo), who founded Lumos in 2005. Over the past 12 years I’ve been fortunate to meet some of the phenomenal ...

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