Istituto dei Sordi di Torino
The Turin Institute for the Deaf in Pianezza is an organization with ancient origins: founded in 1814 by Savoy Family in order to take care of the education of deaf children and to train their teachers.
The Institute is a non-profit Foundation.
- Special need teachers and educators service in mainstream schools (from kindergarten to university) supporting students in collaboration with the local social services and school authorities;
- Training program for multi-impaired deaf and deafblind people and students with different disabilities;
- Vocational training and vocational guidance for young deaf (cooking and gardening);
- Training for teachers, speech therapists and educators;
- Specialized library and documentation centre for teachers and parents;
- Special projects for the inclusion of deaf people in the society in the view of universal accessibility, with a focus on museum and cultural institutions;
- Projects with the Universities in the fields of researches, language rehabilitation and social services;
- Home housing for deaf adults;
- European projects;
- Speech therapy and SLI programs;
- Kindergarten (with national ID as formal school);
- Language classes: Italian, English, sign languages;
- Sensorial Garden.