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Workshops for autonomy

Workshops for autonomy


The series comes from the experiences of “Programmes for teaching autonomy” led by the AIPD (Italian Association for people with Down Syndrome).
Each book offers material, activities and exercises for teaching the basics of autonomy to children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. 
All the books, which are written using easy-to-understand language and are colour illustrated, come with a handy guide for educators and parents.
As Anna Contardi affirms «We have been working at improving people’s autonomy for 25 years. We have achieved excellent results. For example, we have managed to teach youngsters with serious intellectual disabilities, who are unable to read or write, to take public transport, handle money, take care of their personal hygiene, do housework and cook».

Watch the presentation video for the series

The volumes of the series


Get informed, understand and vote: the important thing is to participate

Information and tools for being an active citizen

Music, Movies And Pizza: Let’s Have Fun Together

Ideas and tips to learn how to manage spare time

Shopping Education

Advice and tools to learn how to manage money

Ticket and suitcase

Suggestions and tools for a perfect trip

Alone in the city without Mum and Dad

On the road – finding your way around crossing and public transport

Friendship, love, sex: let’s talk about it now

Getting to know yourself, others and your own emotions

Knives and stoves

Recipes and suggestions

Those who Find a Job Find a Treasure

Advice and tools for facing the working world