On 12 and 13 April 2018, AIPD hosted the second meeting between partners participating in the European project DS LEISURE (the first meeting was on October 2017 in Craiova, Romania). The initiative is promoted by the Romanian association ALDO-CET Asociatia Langdon Down Oltenia, Centrul Educational Teodora; AIPD is one of the partner associations.

DS LEISURE aims to increase the skills, abilities and knowledge of people with Down's syndrome and their surroundings, family members, professionals and volunteers, on how to develop inclusive leisure time, through an innovative training programme.

The 2nd coordination meeting, held in Rome at the national headquarters of AIPD, was an important opportunity for discussion on what has been achieved, the state of the art of the project and the actions to be developed, which will include in the coming months an intensive work of elaboration of activities and tools and the testing of the same.

Part of the meeting was dedicated to the participation in autonomy and leisure activities of groups of young people with Down syndrome and Roman operators.

It is noted that DS Leisure is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to supply high quality adapted learning materials tailored to the needs of individual low-skilled or low-qualified Persons with Down Syndrome so they acquire digital skills related to the exploitation of ITC Tools (Apps and Assistive Technologies). The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is among the DS Leisure project partners, represented by the Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School.

For more information: www.dsleisure.eu