Associazione Italiana Persone Down Onlus (AIPD)

Program support

The grant supports the ‘We Shall Sail According to Wind’ project for young people with Down Syndrome, consisting of the expansion and delivery over two years of an autonomy development program using sailing training and a weeklong trip. The project also provides for professionals’ capacity development. 

Created as Down’s syndrome children’s Association in 1979, the membership organization was renamed Italian Association for people with Down’s syndrome in the 90s and has grown to include today 47 local branches in Italy, serving as a reference point for families, social, health and educational workers about all issues related to Down syndrome.