Nobody wants to be Robin - AGPD
The "Nobody wants to be Robin" project is aimed at schools and informal bodies that participate every day in the education of children and adolescentswith Down syndrome and cognitive disability.
The specificity of cognitive disability emphasizes different aspects of the educational intervention necessary to produce good socialisation. It is necessary to put in place specific skills that aim to build sustainable logical processes independently of the child but which, at the same time, act on the environmental factors that hinder real participation, which lead to the isolation of the child.
The project promoted by AGPD plans to build workshop courses in nurseries, primary and secondary schools and workshops courses that, through the use of comics, new media and theatrical expressiveness, can highlight the skills of children with disabilities and encourage the creation of an integration model capable of paying more attention to resources rather than limits.
In particular, the contribution of UniCredit Foundation was intended for the involvement of 30 schools of the Municipality of Milan and 10 informal bodies (parishes, sports clubs, etc.) and 10 classes with children with disabilities together with their families and teachers.
AGPD - the Association of Parents and People with Down Syndrome has been active in Milan since 1981 and is engaged in the promotion and implementation of integration projects for children and young people with Down syndrome.
The association primarily promotes work to support the families, through moments of training and sharing spaces. The Association also acts through mediation with the educational and cultural services of the area, to encourage the reduction of educational isolation and develop greater socialisation both in recreational spaces, in school and sports contexts. The AGPD Onlus is a reference point in Lombardy for people with Down syndrome and for their families. It has always fought and worked for the inclusion, respect, dignity and the greatest possible autonomy of people with Down syndrome.