Called “Down to Italy”, this is a guide to rights of foreigners with children or relatives affected by Down Syndrome living in Italy. It has been created by the Italian Association of Down People (AIPD) within the “Easy Info. Sapere è potere” project, financed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies. It is available in four languages (Italian, French, English and Spanish) and is composed of two parts: the first is about assistance (civil invalidity, work permits, health), the second is about schooling and education.
Along with updating the AIPD website to make it more accessible and understandable, the idea was to create a tool to facilitate access to information on rights, independent from people’s abilities, level of education and fluency in the Italian language.
AIPD is an onlus that for more than 30 years has offered consultancy to the families of people with Down Syndrome; promoting activities, services and projects that aim to, amongst other things, allow people to access useful information in order to understand and use their rights.
The Down to Italy guide is available in 4 languages. Click on the link to open the one you are interested in.