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
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