The consortium will conduct a research to identify good practices in the use of digital storytelling and other practices of inclusion adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The research will help in developing guidelines and practical strategies for institutions and organisations working with youth living with ASD and other mental health disorders to support them in adopting digital storytelling as a communication and healing tool.
The guidelines and practical strategies will constitute the content of a training course for educators, social workers, and youth workers, that work with this target. The trained professional, will involve at least 2 youth living with ASD and other mental health disorders and they will collect their stories through the learned methodology.
An online learning and hosting platform will be developed including the training modules and the collected stories, and it will allow users to upload their own digital stories. In the end, all partners will draft a recommendations papers at a national and European level to promote the use of storytelling.