World Autism Awareness Day: Once you’ve met one you’ve only met one
On World Autism Awareness Day we want to dive deep into the needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Therefore we interviewed two experts by experience: Christa Renwall and Orjo Pättiniemi. Christa and Orja are part of “Autism Finland” which is a...
Autism affects 1 in 100 people
World Autism Day 2022: Autism was once believed to be rare, but recent studies have now shown that autism affects around 1 in 100 people*. Appropriate support and acceptance of this neurological variation allow those on the Spectrum to enjoy equal opportunity and full and effective participation in society. However, too often, people with ASD face many restrictions and barriers in their daily life, including the enjoyment of an active cultural life.
The HCIM Conference will take place soon!
Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the HCIM conference had to be postponed to April 20th- 22nd, 2022.
And this extra time gave us the opportunity and space to refine the program even more.
The first ClowNexus Artistic Laboratory on dementia in Hungary
Last week of October clowndoctors from six different European countries met in Sarlóspuszta to learn more about people with dementia. The aim was to discover and go deep into this topic, getting inspiration and build up a professional team, which can co-create for the beneficiaries.
Healthcare clowns & children with autism – a joint expedition has begun!
Red-nosed characters peek out from behind the trees. One climbs a tree and another admires the warmth of the autumn sun on her cheeks. What’s going on? The very first artistic laboratory of ClowNexus with healthcare clowns from several European countries has begun in Nuuksio, Espoo. The goal of the lab was to initiate the development of participatory clowning approaches for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Our Artistic Laboratories are starting – this is what we are going to explore
Artists from six countries will come together for one week in Finland to explore co-creation with children with ASD, and one week in Hungary to explore co-creation with elderly people with dementia.
World Alzheimer’s Day
The European ClowNexus project aims to expand the possibilities of the art of clowning to embrace seniors with dementia and children with autism spectrum disorder.
HCIM is postponed
Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the HCIM conference is postponed to April 20th- 22nd, 2022.
The artistic inception – ClowNexus Kick-off Meeting
From 23rd to 27th august, 40 international artists and cultural managers from seven countries, who are part of the ClowNexus project, met in Vienna, Austria, for the official Kick-off meeting.
Conference: The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting
The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting is a conference which aims to present the latest studies and insights from healthcare clowning and the effects of humor in medical and social environments.