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A bus specially equipped as a mobile sensory unit was launched in Bulgaria in 2002. The bus, complete with ball pond, bubble tube, musical instruments and a range of sensory toys, will cater for children and young adults with a range of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy and Down's syndrome, who live with their parents and also in residential homes. The Bus operated in a number of different locations in conjunction with other available educational and recreational facilities in local day centres. The Bus was staffed by Bulgarian professionals and volunteers including teachers and speech therapists, working in collaboration with English partners, Big Orange Bus, which is run by Lucy Rose and Adam Mansel. The Bulgarian Bus has attracted funding from the Know-How Fund, via the British Embassy in Bulgaria. The project is being run in conjunction with Save the Children Fund.