General Resources for English Speakers in Italy
Expat information website, has a good page on the Italian education system.
Bellies Abroad’s aim is to provide people away from their home countries with the very best information and health care possible at honest prices with a support system to match.
This website offers parents from the International Community valuable information such as child-related services, schools, family activities, shops, family holidays and restaurants.
Wanted in Rome
Magazine and classified ads online
Rome-based discussion group and community
Resources for Special Needs
Italian Support Groups
AIFA (Associazione Italiana Famigilie ADHD)
“Dedicated to those who have a child or adult in the family with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Aims to offer support and hope for a better future for the family, making them feel less alone.”
Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca e l’Intervento nella Psicopatologia dell’Apprendimento “Italian Association for Research and Intervention on Learning Disabilities”
Una Breccia nel Muro (A Breach in the Wall)
Una Breccia nel Muro is a nonprofit association, created in 2011 to support autistic children aged 2 to 12 years, providing access to individually tailored intensive behavioral interventions with the goal to improve their quality of life. Has a useful page in English. http://www.unabreccianelmuro.org/english/
Pane e Cioccolata
autism support group – organizes ABA therapy workshops etc
Offers assessment and therapy for learning difficulties.