May 8, 2016: a "special" day

On May 8, Psy + Onlus met its members and friends at Venetian space (via Reno 18 / a, Rome) to present the new edition of the "A special life: special care for special needs" project for the 2015-2016 academic year.
During the morning the president Claudio Dalpiaz and the treasurer Giuseppe Tolve described to many present the project and its evolution during this first year of presence of our volunteers at the day center of Naša Kuća in Belgrade. Paolo Azzolini and Monica Ranieri have created a video on their experience, which is added to a short film on love made for Valentine's Day (Ljubav) and a video on the activity of the day center made on the occasion of International Day of People with Disabilities (December 2015). A special thanks for these audiovisual products goes to the volunteer Monica Ranieri, photojournalist, and to Borders News.
We then listened to the concert of the project together Two Windows (Luigi Tresca, saxophone - Lorenzo Apicella, piano) with the extraordinary participation of Francesca Fusco (voice) who gave us two unscheduled pieces, and thus inaugurated the fundraiser for the new sending of volunteers through membership, 5x1000 and regular donations. Finally, and above all, we talked about the A special life project, Serbia, disability and international cooperation. We thank all those present for the participation and solidarity shown towards this initiative for the benefit of people with special needs and their families.

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Belgrade3Sunday 8 May 2016 in Via Reno 18 / A, Rome

Psy + Onlus will be glad to have you as guests
for the presentation of his first project
of international cooperation:

A special life:
special care for special needs


In Serbia, institutionalization is provided for people with disabilities. However, there are some virtuous examples of autonomous realities that accompany people with special needs towards an autonomous and independent life. Naša Kuća it is one of these, therefore Psy + Onlus has dedicated its first international project to support this reality.
We firmly believe that it is of primary importance to support and strengthen the social inclusion practices that the Serbian autonomous territorial organizations have launched, in order to obtain a better quality of life for families and people with special needs.
Psy + Onlus has decided to supply a Naša Kuća a support that foresees the sending of volunteers both to concretely help the existence and survival of the project, and to generate an exchange of skills with those who work inside the center.
This year thanks to your donations and the work of our members we have sent 3 volunteers.

Program of the event
Sunday 8 May 2016 at Venetian space (Via Reno, 18 / A Rome):
h. 11:00 am  access people welcome with coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits.
h. 11:30 am Presentation of the association and the project A special life: special care for special needs,presentation of the 2016 call for volunteers, screening of the videos made in Naša Kuća.
h. 12:30 am Two Windows Concert (Sax, Luigi Tresca - Piano, Lorenzo Apicella)
h. 13:30 am Welcome drink
[The morning will be enriched by an exhibition of photographs taken in Belgrade]
For information and registration:
Valentina Valente (Psy + Onlus fundraising manager) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 3392794872
Documents on our projects:
Association Curriculum 
Follow the event on Facebook -> https://goo.gl/vx1ns6


Scholarships for Volunteers: project "A Special life, Special Care for Special Needs"

Deadline: 25 / 04 / 2015

Requirements: Enrollment in the Master's Degree in Psychology, in Educational Sciences or other disciplines related to helping relationships, or corresponding degrees obtained from no more than a year.
Send CV applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General overview
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Psy + Onlus supports the right to inclusion of people with special needs. In past years we have had the opportunity to confirm, through extensive research and observations, the well-known iatrogenic effect of hospitalization: long-term hospitalizations, despite improvements in clinical and organizational practices, negatively affect the development opportunities of young people and bring to a progressive involution in adults. With "Special needs" we refer to the needs that derive from strongly disabling conditions such as infantile cerebral palsy, autism, encephalopathies: these patients should be supported through complex multidisciplinary interventions, managed by adequately trained and supervised teams, able to program and provide support and care activities both at home and outside, in close collaboration and contact with family members.


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Ljubav-The words of love

The video "Ljubav-The Words of Love" is a work by Monica Ranieri, Anthropologist, volunteer of Psy + Onlus, within the project "A Special Life - Special care for Special Needs". The international project, which started in October 2015 is in full swing. Monica and Paolo have been working in the field for about 4 months Naša Kuća, Serbian workshop frequented by young adults with mental disabilities. Their work, at times difficult, hindered by serious language barriers, is full of a very important added value: the relationship. Entering an unknown context, understanding its dynamics, being accepted, being experienced as emotionally central figures, is not always tangible but it is the best result that can be expected from a project. The video testifies, speaking of love, that in a context made up of people, not everything goes through concreteness but a lot goes through the relationship.
Why “It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince

Thanks to Monica Ranieri and Paolo Azzolini for their daily work, Frontiere News for the media partnership and Naša Kuća for the nice hospitality. 

Giuseppe Scurci - Secretary General Psy + Onlus

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"A Special Life", a project in support of "Naša Kuća"

AspecialLifePsy + Onlus and the partners of Naša Kuća they carried out the project "A Special life, special care for special needs"which involves volunteers selected by Psy + Onlus in the implementation of innovative activities in favor of users of the day center Naša Kuća (Belgrade, Serbia). Patients with severe disabilities were thus able to benefit from the support of Psy + Onlus, committed to guaranteeing recreational and learning opportunities outside the hospitalization institutions. Furthermore, our presence is aimed at extending and improving the skills of family members in taking care of their loved ones with special needs.

 The project ended in December 2016. Thank you for the support you have given!


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