This unique place, the only one of its kind in Slovakia was founded by mothers of children with autism. Their initiative was an answer to undesirable situation. In Slovakia, there are no special care establishments for autistic children. A group of proactive parents therefore set up a special day-care centre.
At first, the centre served only for a close group of parents. Gradually, there was a demand to add more children from towns close-by, whose parents struggled to find them a suitable care.
Foundation Granvia helped Hralandia to set up a so-called Snoezelen room. It is a specially designed environment helping to deliver stimuli to various senses using colour, scents, sound or light effects. Also, using the grant money, the project leaders purchased EEG biofeedback device (neurofeedback, neuroterapia) – a special method that allows self-frequency electrical activity of the brain through repetitive training computer program. Parents of autistic children managed to create a high quality environment with a professional care for their little ones.
Project Patron: Ľudmila Mitrová