The Occupational Centre at the foundation was created to help people with learning disabilities in all aspects of their lives, through educational, social and employment programs, helping students become more independent. We currently offer two services:
Work Experience (WE), started in 2000 with the aim of promoting social, personal and work habits and skills, with the ultimate goal of integration in the workplace. There are currently 19 young people taking advantage of this service.
Occupational Therapy (OT), started in 2007 with the aim of providing an alternative to employment for people with intellectual disabilities who need extra support on an individual level to acquire the basic abilities necessary for personal growth and social development. There are currently 27 young people taking advantage of this service.
The range of basic and complementary activities we offer is extensive, with an aim to cater to the various needs of our users as much as possible. The following is an example of some of our activities:
- Social skills
- Computer skills
- Arts and crafts
- Performing Arts
- Piano and Music Therapy
- Equine therapy
- Cooking skills
These educational activities are based on a personalised rehabilitation plan and also on support from educational staff, including psychologists, social workers and professionals trained in social integration and social education.