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.

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