Specialists in occupational therapy from the Ellen Poidatz pediatric rehabilitation Center (France), the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Murmansk region, Administration of the City of Monchegorsk, social service agencies of the Murmansk region, and parents of children with disabilities were among participants of the conference. The conference was hold to sum up results of bilateral project that lasted during 2013-2014. Within the frames of the international project specialists worked on the implementation of the French occupational techniques, including psychological and pedagogical work with children with disabilities, were involved in exchange of experience on the principles of work with exclusive equipment used in the Ellen Poidatz pediatric rehabilitation Center of rehabilitation and adaptation of people with disabilities . Natalia Yanushko, director of the Monchegorsk Social Center, expressed gratitude to the company "Total Exploration and Production Russia" for the financial support of this project, to French colleagues, to the Government of the Murmansk region, to the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Murmansk region for the unique opportunity to adapt and test the acquired experience for the benefit of disabled children. She wished to continue a long-term fruitful cooperation with French colleagues and development and introduction of new forms and methods of work as well. Participants of the conference observed a minute's silence in remembrance of the Executive Director of the company "Total Exploration and Production Russia" Christophe de Margerie, who was died in a plane crash on October 20th, 2014.

Posted by: 09 December 2014
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