World Autism Day, Initiatives in Liguria –

LIGURIA – Saturday, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day, an anniversary that draws everyone’s attention to the rights of people on the autism spectrum.

In Liguria, there are approximately 1,600 people with a certified diagnosis of autism. The complexity of the phenomenon, the impact on the quality of life of the individual, on the stability of the family business and the effects of a social nature require an intersectoral commitment to health, education and social policies that increase services and the Improve organization. of support families.

Alisa recently set up a permanent regional consultation table on autism spectrum disorders formed by experts in the field of ASL, by representatives of family associations, by representatives of free choice pediatrics and of the University (Neuropsychiatry of the Giannina Gaslini Institute of Psychiatry) and by regional speakers.

“Through the synergy between the social, health and social services, in collaboration with the representatives of the associations, it was possible to create a regional network in Liguria for the care, support and integration of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders “- emphasizes Giovanni Toti, President of the Liguria Region -” Taking into account the specific needs and support needs that may change over time. A great team effort that enhances the experience of all the actors involved in involved in this delicate process, gathering that patients and their families ”.

Among the topics of health promotion, Alisa offered a specific module on autism spectrum disorders in school education.

On Saturday, April 2nd, the fountain in Piazza De Ferrari in the Genoa Lantern lights up blue.

Asl1, in collaboration with Alisa, Imperia Province, Anmic Imperia, Angsa Imperia, Donne Medico of Imperia Province and Lions Club International District 108 Ia3, organized three days to understand the issues related to the world of autism with a Series of meetings and conferences dedicated to professionals and not only.

The April 7 at 5pm, in the Roof 1 room of the Ariston Theater in Sanremo the film “Sul Sentiero Blu” will be shown, based on the experience fostered by Dr Roberto Keller, scientific coordinator of the project and director of the Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adulthood of the Asl Citta di Torino.

April 8 and 9 in the Aula magna of Imperia University two days of training begin. The training course, entitled “Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Significant Passage from Childhood to Adult”, is aimed at the health staff of the Ligurian local health authorities and local services. April 9th, again in the Aula magna of the University of Imperia, the second and final training day entitled ‘Disorders of the Autism Spectrum Disorder’. School inclusion and health care. Construction of a network “intended for general practitioners, pediatricians of free choice and teachers.

The initiative of the associations in Liguria:

  • ANGSA Imperia: Thursday, April 7th at 5 pm Screening of the movie “Sul Sentiero Blu”, followed by a debate with Dr. Roberto Keller.
  • Autism Association Savona looks me in the eye: Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 19, information booth and creative workshop, Piazza Sisto IV Savona.
  • ANGSA Liguria: Saturday 2 April, from 10 am to 6 pm, Piazza Martinez in Genoa, information stand and initiative for families and children. The same day a non-competitive team relay is organized in Recco (GE) at the rugby field in Via Fieschi.
  • ANGSA Tigullio: Saturday, April 2, Piazza Matteotti, Chiavari, information stand.
  • ANGSA La Spezia: On Saturday, April 2nd, Blue Bicycles organizes a bike ride through the center of the city of La Spezia where volunteers with information booths will be present. There is also an information point in Lerici.


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