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2004
“1ST SPRING FEST HAND IN HAND WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM”
 
Tohum Autism Foundation organized “Spring Fest Hand in Hand with Children with Autism’  on Thursday, June 16, 2004  at Rasathane Primary School. Rasathane Primary School teachers, students, their parents and children with autism participated in this fest.  At this activity in which food and beverage were treated by sponsor firms, children with autism and other children had a nice and amusing day by socializing with each other through entertaining activities arranged by Family Educational Services  
By organising Spring Fest, Tohum Autism Foundation sought to publicly announce the necessity of inclusive education effected in Rasathane Primary School to set example for other schools in our country, along with the aim to motivate administrative staff and teachers of one of the best examples of inclusive education, Rasathane Primary School.
Tohum Autism Foundation expresses gratitude to Rasathane Primary School for hosting “Spring Fest Hand in Hand With Children With Autism” and to all the sponsor firms having contributed in delivering the Spring Fest.  
 
10.06.2004 Spring Fest Sponsor Firms
• Alfa Yayınları
• Algida                                            
• Arkadaş Pasta ve Çiçek             
• Aslıhan Ersu
• Aspak Gıda
• Caka Toys                                    
• Coca Cola
• Cuısıne Catering                  
• Çelebi Catering
• Davet Catering                            
• Dimes
• Divan Group                                
• ETİ
• Family Educational Services         
• Fatih Branda                      
• Gezi Pastaneleri                          
• Haribo
• Joker Maxi Toys                           
• Kafkas                                           
• Koska
• Kök Yayıncılık                              
• Kristal Kola
• Mavi Bulut Yayınları                   
• Morı Group Catering
• Payti Organizasyon Turizm Oyuncak ve Toplu Yiyecekler
• Pencere Sağlık Eğitim Yayınc.
• Sahan Restaurant
• Tat Konserveleri                          
• Tu ta Bakery                      
• Turuncu Turizm
• Ülker
• VIP Turizm Pirinçcioğlu
 
2005
“2ND SPRING FEST HAND IN HAND WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM”
 
Tohum Turkey Autism Early Diagnosis and Education Foundation organized second of the traditional “Spring Fest Hand in Hand With Children With Autism” at June 2, 2005 with the objective to encourage opening classes and launching inclusive education,  to publicly announce importance of inclusive education and to motivate school principal, school staff and teachers. This fest took place at Kagithane Istanbul Education Center for Children With Autism between hours 11.00 and 15.00 and hosted this school’s and other Education Center’s students, teachers, families.   
 
02.06.2005 Spring Fest Sponsor Firms
•         Çelebi catering Arkadaş Pasta Ve Çiçek
•         Turuncu Turizm Coca Cola
•         Ülker Dj
•         Algida Dimes Meyvasuları
•         Cuısıne Catering Morı Group
•         Davet Catering Sahan Catering
•         Kafkas Haribo
•         Eti Cook Book(Sn Turizm)
•         Mavi Bulut Yayınları Alfa Yayınları
•         Pencere Yayınevi Tu Ta
•         Divan Group Aslı Ersu
•         Necmi Rıza Çiçekçilik
 
2006
“3RD SPRING FEST HAND IN HAND WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM” BY TOHUM AUTISM FOUNDATION
 
Tohum Turkey Autism Early Diagnosis and Education Foundation (Tohum Autism Foundation) which seeks to integrate children with autism by supporting their early diagnosis and education organized Spring Fest Hand in Hand with Children With Autism for the third time on Thursday, June 1 at Seyrantepe Atatürk Primary School. Apart from Istanbul National Education Director Ömer Balıbey, Tohum Autism Foundation Founder President Mine Marin, Tohum Autism Foundation Founder Vice President Aylin Sezgin, Director of Istanbul National Education Directorate Special Education Services Division Halis Kuralay,  Director of Istanbul National Education Directorate Guidance and Counseling Services Division Güner Ergenç,  Tohum Autism School students and 1100 students of Seyrantepe Ataturk Primary School; families and neighbor schools’ were invited to this fest to turn this event into a big feast with 1500 participants. 
Significance of inclusive education  
Mine Narin, Chairperson of Tohum Autism Foundation, noted the fact that children with autism to attend inclusive education with other children is quite critical in providing them the instruments to learn and imitate correct behavior. Her speech is as follows:
“The fact that children without developmental disorders is learning together with children with autism is as important as the fact that children with autism receives education alongside other children, since those children receiving education together with children with autism, will grow to be aware of the presence of various individuals and needs different than theirs.  As Tohum Foundation, we believe this is the sole way to raise sensitive individuals and that only then we’ll be looking ahead more securely.   Currently only 650 of 80 thousand children with autism between 0 and 14 years old can receive education in our country. Inclusive  education in the context of education for children with autism was put into practice at the educational year 1999-2000, however it has not been sufficient neither qualitywise nor quantitywise. We want to support educational rights for children with autism who had to miss out on this opportunity   Via this fest which allows us to publicly communicate importance of inclusive education. In this context, we’re arranging this fest at Seyrantepe Ataturk Primary School which is one of the model inclusive schools in Turkey,”
 
01.06.2006 Spring Fest Sponsor Firms
•         Algida Arkadaş Pasta Ve Çiçek
•         Aslı Ersu Ca-Ka Toys Eğitim Araçları
•         Caner Karaca Coca Cola
•         Çelebi Caterıng Davet Caterıng
•         Dimes Meyve Suları Doğuş Ses Müzik
•         Eti Pazarlama A.Ş Famıly Educatıonal Servıces
•         Fatih Branda Fresco Sandviç
•         Gezi Pastaneleri Gözcü Organizasyon
•         Haribo Şekerleri Kafkas Pasta Şekerleme A.Ş.
•         Pencere Yayınevi Power Group
•         Seray Sezer Tu Ta Gayrettepe
•         Turuncu Turizm Yavuz Pastanesi
 
2007
Tohum Autism Foundation's traditional event "Spring Fest Hand in Hand With Children With Autism" took place on Tuesday June, 5 at "100.Yıl Education Center for Children With Autism " !
June 2007
"Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism" organized by Tohum Autism Foundation which  succesfully achieves its main goal, i.e. to make the children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders integrated into society, was staged on Tuesday, June 5 at "100.Yıl Education Center for Children With Autism" at Gaziosmanpasa.  
This year, spring fest which set the scene for children with autism and other children blend into each other and  have fun altogether by several amusing activities, hosted more than 300 including children from Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School and education center, their families and teachers.
 
05.06.2007 Spring Fest Sponsor Firms
• Family Educational  Services (Face Painting)
• Algida
• TUTA
• ETİ
• Fresco sandwiches
• Dimes
• Cuisine catering
 
2009
Traditional Tohum Autism Foundation "Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism"
"Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism" took place at Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School's yard on Thursday, June 11th. Fest scheduled between 11.00-16.00 pm had a lot to offer such as a fair, clowns, entertainment team's amusing shows  and several delicious treats.
In addition to several traditional activities from previous years, a fair was  arranged within "Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism" supported by leading firms such as Starbucks Coffee, Eti, Panda Dondurma, Namlı Kebap, Tatlıcı Tombak, Sütaş, Gezi İstanbul Pastaneleri.  
This year, spring fest which set the scene for children with autism and other children blend into each other and  have fun altogether by several amusing activities, hosted children from Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School and children from neighboring schools along with their families and teachers. 
 

 

2010
Traditional "Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism", Tohum Autism Foundation  Bringing Joy Once Again
“Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism” which became traditional over the past years took place on Friday, June 11th at Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School.  
Tohum Autism Foundation successfully engaged in the objective to make children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders accepted in the society and to enhance their empowerment for several years organized the traditional fest with the contributing bonus surprise of the performance of Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School students .
The fest, having a leading role in providing children with autism with a chance to blend in with their peers and to have fun altogether hosted Tohum Autism students as well as students from neighbouring schools.
Prepared thanks to contributions of firms like Starbucks Coffee, Barilla Makarnaları, Tuta Kurabiye, Pınar ve Tat Grup , this spring fest included a fair beside other activities. Board of directors, founders, long-time volunteer board member Zeynep Ustunel, honorary board of trustees member Atilla Turkmen and his family were among participants.  Guests and families of children with autism in particular, were emotionally moved to see Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School’s students’ end-of-year performances and graduation ceremony.
 
2011
Traditional Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism  
Tohum Autism Foundation’s traditional spring fest, “Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism” held place at Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School yard . In addition to spring fest, a fair was organised by Parent-Teacher Association on that same day. 
The fest, having a leading role in providing children with autism with a chance to blend in with their peers and to have fun altogether hosted Tohum Autism students as well as students from neighbouring schools.
Our children enjoyed a whole day of entertainment team’s amusing shows and clowns and delicious treats.
 
2012
Traditional Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism  
“Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism” which became traditional over the past years took place on Friday, May 25th at Private Tohum Autism Foundation Special Education School yard. The fest, having a leading role in providing children with autism with the opportunity to blend in with their peers and to have fun altogether hosted Tohum Autism students as well as students from neighbouring schools.
In addition to several traditional activities from previous years, a fair was  arranged within "Spring Fest Hand In Hand With Children With Autism"