My diplomatic works have a natural continuity with the lecture that I presented few months before, where it was said “School for children with special needs’’. General rules and their application in the schools for optical needs.
The difference between in the lecture and my diplomatic work is that the lecture was more theoretical collection of general elements for the subject, while the work is a proposal for a specific concrete building. For that reason, a part from the general elements that I had gathered, I only used in my diplomatic work, specifically only those that could be applied in a building for craft education, where children that have special needs work together with other that they do not have.
Concretely, the building with which I dealt, using roughly 100 young persons or even bigger individuals, from which roughly the 1/3 of them have special needs. The special needs that this centre serves cover only a part of general scale of special needs. That is to say the centre works with individuals without serious body-kinetic , sentimental and optical needs. With few words, the building will be used by persons with special needs that can communicate enough satisfactorily or perfect with the other and that have satisfactory degree of movement and use of their hands and can move itself even with the use of special bodies, eg go-carts.
The reason for which I fixed thus the mission of this building is mainly that I wanted to make a educational building where individuals that have certain special needs work together, with individuals that they do not have. This is not my own arbitrariness, but springs from the opinion of experts * from 1960 and afterwards, that this educational way has many benefits, not only for the individuals with special *
Those that study the architecture of special needs consider as ‘’father’’ this architecture Timothy Nugent, an American student (ygeionologo) that worked a lot, in order to become legislated regulation in America (and in the world) for standards planning of buildings that would be accessible from persons with special needs. Timothy Nugent worked in the university of Jljnojs. His relation with the special needs was that his father was deaf and partial blind and his small brother was blind since she was 7 years old. After the establishment of these standards (in October 1961) the Nugent continued his fight making a lot of congresses, publications etc
needs but also in the usual individuals of team, but also generally in the society entire: Specifically:
• Prepares the individuals with ‘’light’’ special needs in order to cope with the conditions of real world and genuine life
• It helps the regular individuals to occupy that those that have special needs are also regular individuals
• Allow and encourage the persons with special needs to offer in the society the their faculties and their experience. (Many of these individuals are particular dowered).
• Helps the society to be exempted from foolish biases and medieval preventions, as eg certain centuries before certain societies considered that one invalid suffers from his infirmity because it is not good (this or his ancestors!!) and he is punished by the divine trial. The exemption of these preventions of such type society exeygenizetai and is promoted
• does not overload the states with the big cost that requires they make and maintain/ equip special schools, and other public buildings for special needs, when many of the persons who will use, are enough capable to use usual buildings with small modifications and small additional equipment. The special buildings are manufactured for persons that have so much serious special needs so that it is not possible fpr the usual persons to use, even if these have special (relatively small) adaptations.