Witness the dream of the New National Center
In Italy, the cases of deafblindness are far more common than historically perceived. According to the results of a recent study, “The Italian people with vision and hearing problems” created by ISTAT, in collaboration with our association, there are approximately 190,000 individuals suffering from sight- or hearing- related problems, which amounts to 0.3% of the Italian population. The problems affect all age groups, including children. A hearing and visual impairment is often associated with developmental delays, and intellectual and physical disabilities. Although the Lega del Filo d’Oro has expanded its services throughout the country over the past 50 years, the association is facing increasingly complex needs.
On the one hand, cases with sensory disabilities are more severe than in the past, while on the other hand, individuals with these deficits have a high life expectancy and often outlive their parents.
While the Lega del Filo d’Oro has made an increasingly greater and more complex commitment to expand its services year after year, the wait times for treatment and the number of families seeking assistance have continued to grow.
In view of these considerations, the Lega del Filo d’Oro decided to undertake a project to construct a new National Center, a highly specialized facility for treating the deafblind.
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Education, Rehabilitation and Health Services
The heart of our center, where we engage people of all ages who are deafblind or have multisensory disabilities in educational, rehabilitative, and health activities.
This building is for institutional functions dedicated to better serving our community, and is home to our Resource and Training Centres.
Our users and their families’ first encounter with our specialists, this is where we evaluate and diagnose deafblind children and adults, and host the families during the diagnosis period.
This building is dedicated for users undergoing intensive treatments over several weeks. It replicates daily life with apartments, classrooms and services areas, as well as residences for families.