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Old 3rd February 2011, 02:50 PM
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I started out in this forum thinking we (My family) were relocating to Canada. But My husband's company that use to stress their wonderful benefits of relocation sang a different tune when the economy started struggling. We were so due for a change and had so many shattered dreams. Italy had also been another possibility. Those dreams of experiences and living were now dashed.

We have been trying to get there without that company, and we are now seeing that as Americans it is nearly impossible to do unless you have married an Italian citizen, or another EU citizen and you move to that country or If you yourself are a European citizen as a single. Or you can prove Italian heritage which my hsband has, but has no paperwork from the grandparents as his parents are gone and he has no idea where any of their stuff went.

But, I do have some info for those in the pescara Abruzzo region.

Alba-Associazione Abruzzese liberi bambini dall’autismo con l’ABA

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Via D'Avalos 66
Pescara, Italy 65126
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www.albautismo.it
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I believe they are an organization that does ABA with children with Autism.



Please...If anyone has ANY ideas how to get to Italy for an Americans (not married to a spouse European citizen) please share! Thank you!

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hi you menchion pescara in your post does your husband come from abbruzzo we live in abruzzo and have got to know lots of important people perhaps we can help you we would do this for no cost as we like to help people as we had a hard time gettig residence .WE were even told by chieti police that england is not in the comon market eu any way if you need any help feel free to contact us ether on res or autisim as we used to give parent breaks to parents of autisic children

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Sorry I just chanced upon your msg.
I believe that parents do not accept diagnosis of ASD given all the negative information posted all over.
Perhaps good to start with letting them know what the person with ASD can do.
I think that may work with the parents. The fact is they already know what their child cannot do! They need someone to tell them what he/she can do!
Eventually, after some success with intervention, parents will be more open to discuss about ASD to accelerate progress.
Glad the child is in your class as you sound like a really concerned teacher

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Hello,

I am wondering if you could share with me what kind of replies you recieved?

I am a teacher at an international school in Trieste, Italy with an austistic student whose parents (they are Italian) do no accept that he is autistic. From my experience thus far in this position there is a lack awareness about Autism and not a lot of understanding or acceptance of it.

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Sorry I just chanced upon your msg.
I believe that parents do not accept diagnosis of ASD given all the negative information posted all over.
Perhaps good to start with letting them know what the person with ASD can do.
I think that may work with the parents. The fact is they already know what their child cannot do! They need someone to tell them what he/she can do!
Eventually, after some success with intervention, parents will be more open to discuss about ASD to accelerate progress.
Glad the child is in your class as you sound like a really concerned teacher

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Hi , we are also planning to relocate to Italy from India for a year. Probably we will stay in Rome. Would you be able to comment if there are special needs school or normal schools which engage in early intervention program in Rome. My son has been detected with mild symptoms of autism , speech is the major area to focus on. He also undergoes some therapies like OT and special education. It would be of great help if we can get some advise on this.

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Hi Sujata
I believe, its the inclusion approach in Italy. Your child if enrolled in the public schools will be integrated with the neurotypical children.
PRIVATE Special school may be another option if available. As far as I am concerned, I am also looking for schools for my two children and it appears like most international schools take in children with special needs.
I do agree that speech is important for your son but two way communication especially in socially functional interaction would be a better goal to start with now. Just my two cents worth!
I would suggest that you get reports on all the current services that he is receiving in Delhi. Home programs would be great so as to provide continued intervention.

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Thanks Vas for your valuable inputs. From my experience on working with kids who need some special attention , there is nothing next to home intervention and replication of the therapies you learn at the centers , at home.

Nice to hear that most international schools take in children with special needs.

When is your plan to go to Italy? Probably after you reach you will be better positioned to comment on your experience in getting admissions to schools.

My son undergoes a biomedical treatment ( DAN if you have heard about it) along with a combination of therapies like OT, Speech and Special Education. It would be good if we ourselves ,as parents, can form a group for easy exchange of ideas once we settle down there.

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Hi,

I'm sorry to say that you will not have the same support as in the UK or the US. I'm not sure of the age of your son but if he is of school age then you would have to send him to public school. I wouldn't advise on an Italian school but rather St. George's British School or St. Stephens (American). I'm not sure that they have the possibilities to help but if they do I'd opt to go with them. There are some afterschool programs but tend to be only for a few hours a week. If he's over 16 then you may have problems placing him .

If your son is of preschool age, he would have to attend the local nursery's as there aren't any school who cater towards this need. In fact I'm in the process of opening up preschools and a Foundation (in Tuscany) for this specific need - based on the methodologies of the Devereux Foundation in the US (who will be parterning with us).

I do know that there are many families who are having problems- if you would need further help please feel free to contact me and I will help in whatever way I can. Unfortunately it will probably be another year before I get anything up and running (it's been a few years just to get to this point - due to the red-tape).

Again, if you need some help or advice please feel free to contact me via our website. The Dalia Center - Cura per Bisogni Speciali (it's still in start-up phase but you can send an email via the site).

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Hi,

I'm sorry to say that you will not have the same support as in the UK or the US. I'm not sure of the age of your son but if he is of school age then you would have to send him to public school. I wouldn't advise on an Italian school but rather St. George's British School or St. Stephens (American). I'm not sure that they have the possibilities to help but if they do I'd opt to go with them. There are some afterschool programs but tend to be only for a few hours a week. If he's over 16 then you may have problems placing him .

If your son is of preschool age, he would have to attend the local nursery's as there aren't any school who cater towards this need. In fact I'm in the process of opening up preschools and a Foundation (in Tuscany) for this specific need - based on the methodologies of the Devereux Foundation in the US (who will be parterning with us).

I do know that there are many families who are having problems- if you would need further help please feel free to contact me and I will help in whatever way I can. Unfortunately it will probably be another year before I get anything up and running (it's been a few years just to get to this point - due to the red-tape).

Again, if you need some help or advice please feel free to contact me via our website. The Dalia Center - Cura per Bisogni Speciali (it's still in start-up phase but you can send an email via the site).

Cheers,

Elisabet Carosella Dart
hi what is wrong whith italian schools a freand of mine english came here 30 years ago and put her then young children though the italian sythem one is a artist one a top chef with his own resturant another a scientist

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Hi Pudd

There is nothing wrong with Italian schools; just that wanted to know if there is any intervention program which is run for kids who need personalised learning because of mild developmental delay.

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Thanks Coliz. It was insightful.

My son is 3 years and 4 months old.

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