A common growth path for children with autism and disabilities

Fondazione Marchesini ACT supports the “Banca del Tempo Sociale” (Social Time Bank) project conceived by “I Bambini delle Fate”, an initiative thanks to which young people with autism and disabilities from the “Noi come Noi Aps” association will be able to spend time alongside their high school peers. It is a path of common growth, an educational experience to approach the world of social work, and an opportunity to take a real journey into the inner world of a special children.

This collaboration makes possible to break down barriers and overcome the stigma of diversity in favor of education, culture, and friendship. The first exchanges are preparatory to achieving awareness of the specificities of the people they relate to; in this way, the children himself will be able to appreciate the positive climate that will develop for and beside them.

The goals set are to build sincere relationships, to promote cultural change, and to offer tangible support to families and young people with autism and disabilities. Through this experience, the youths will be able to find new certainties and a new dimension of community. It is therefore a practical, experiential and supervised path. The logic is that of a structured project that produces a sense of responsibility; the development of a focus on the dynamics of “taking care” in the most useful way to the specificity of the context in which the children is placed.

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