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CDCI and Vermont Italian Club to Host Presentation on Transitioning to Adulthood for Italians with Disabilities

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Professor Simone Visentin of the University of Padova (Padua in English) will be visiting Vermont for two weeks in early September.  Dr. Visentin is traveling to Vermont to learn about local practices related to the transition of young adults with developmental disabilities from school to adult life (e.g., post-secondary education, supported work, community engagement). He also has a specific interest in sports for individuals with disabilities as an avenue to community engagement. This visit has been coordinated by Professor and Vermont Italian Club member Michael Giangreco has coordinated Dr. Visentin's visit, which includes visits to several local schools and community agencies. 

On Friday, September 9 from 7-8:30pm, Dr. Visentin will be present on the Italian educational system and the role of heath care services in the transition from school to adulthood for young people with disabilities. The presentation, entitled Becoming Adult in Italy: From Ideal to Reality will focus on the barriers that characterize the life design project, mentioning main laws and educational policies, and illustrating the different social, educational, work, and housing opportunities for young people with disabilities. This event will take place at Mann Hall, room 211 at 208 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT and is free and open to the public.

For more infromation, please view our flyer (PDF).