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Roberta Speziale - Anffas Onlus

Psychologist and Communication and Advocacy Manager
00183 rome RM

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Via Casilina, 3/T
00183 rome RM


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Anffas is a non-profit organisation with a democratic structure which operates on a voluntary basis. Its main purposes are solidarity and social advancement in the field of health, healthcare, social welfare, social services, sports, scientific research, education, charity, the protection of human and civil rights, primarily in favour of disadvantaged people with intellectual and / or relational disability and their families, to guarantee the inalienable right for a free, protected and independent life while respecting their dignity.
Anffas has more than 50 years of experience in education, training and awareness of people with intellectual disabilities, their families and professionals.
Anffas provides trainings for people with disabilities, professionals and family members through the "Centre for the Study and training Anffas Onlus" organizing training courses all over the country.
Anffas has a long experience in providing information and training that are accessible to people with intellectual disabilities. The association publishes many documents into easy-to-read version, there are easy to read boxes in the house organ magazine “La Rosa Blu” and trainings on easy to read format are still planned even beyond the end of the project Pathways 2, to carry out training in this field throughout Italy.
Anffas shows its strong commitment to give the right place in the society to people with disabilities also having various people with intellectual disabilities collaborating with its staff working as trainer or editor.

Roberta Speziale has a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience and psychological rehabilitation. She is a psychologist. She is the Responsible for institutional relations, advocacy and communication for Anffas Onlus. She has a great experience in project management, communication, social policy, education, and training. Her skills are completed by the sound knowledge of person centered methodology and quality of life system, approaches related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has been engaged for years in the design and implementation of projects of Anffas at the national and international level. She is an expert in accessible information and trainings for people with intellectual disabilities. She has skills and experience in adult learning and training for families, professionals and people with intellectual disabilities. Roberta is in charge of trainings at the national level, especially on the subject of model of disability based on human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the issue of education of persons with disabilities, on the theme of individualized planning and on of training and information accessible to people with intellectual disabilities.


Presentation of competencies

Developing positive attitudes and values towards adult learners with disabilities

Odnos do udeležencev s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert understands the importance of inclusion and participation of people with disabilities and demonstrates positive values and attitudes.

Pričakovanja do udeležencev s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert has a positive attitude towards the abilities of people and is experienced in strategies which support people to reach their potential.

Odnos ostalih udeležencev v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is skilled in methods which promote positive attitude and values among the learners.

Zagovorništvo udeležencev s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is able to support organisations in developing an inclusive model of education.

Odnos do zakonodaje in predpisov na področju dostopnosti

The expert understands accessibility legislation and guidelines and is able to advise an organisation to fulfil their responsibilities.

Izgradnja partnerstva

The expert is familiar with and able to share information of local and national organisations promoting rights of learners with disabilities.
Zajištění přístupného prostředí pro učení

Pregled dostopnosti

The expert is able to test the physical environment on its accessibility and work with an organisation to develop strategies to improve and evaluate it.

Strokovna podpora

The expert is able to support organisations in developing internal resources and competencies on accessibility and locating other experts.
Zajištění dostupného technologického zařízení pro učení

IKT politika

The expert is able to train organisations on strategies for accessible information and communication technology (ICT).
Plánování přístupného učení

Priznavanje predhodnega izobraževanja in izkušenj

The expert can train staff on how to recognise prior learning and experiences of learners with disabilities and how to include them in future learning goals.

Upravljanje osebnih podatkov

The expert is able to advise organisations about the regulations for the protection of personal data.

Nudenje prilagojenega učenja

The expert is experienced in alternative learning methods and technologies to support the individual needs and interests of learners with and without disabilities.

Zdravje in varnost

The expert can advise about health and safety measures for learners with disabilities.
Podpora přístupného učení

Samostojno učenje

The expert is able to support organisations to foster the concept of self-directed and autonomous learning.

Podpora vrstnikov (sošolcev)

The expert can train the organisation on the concept of peer support and motivate the organisation to enable peer support among the learners.

Osebna asistenca

The expert can advise the organisation about the possibilities of internal/external personal assistance. They may signpost to qualified and experienced personal assistants.

Evidentiranje in pregledovanje napredka in dosežkov

The expert is able to conduct methods to find reasons for minor achievements and minor progress of learners with disabilities and to find potentials for improvement. She or he can also train the organisation on these methods.

Strokovno znanje zaposlenih o udeležencih s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is able to advise staff on needs of learners with different disabilities and offer training in meeting their needs.

Stalni strokovni razvoj

The expert can train or knows further education for staff regarding accessible education of learners with disabilities.

Podpora učiteljem

The expert is able to advise organisations on developing plans to induct its staff on accessibility.
Komunikace a vztahy s veřejností

Komunikacija z udeleženci s posebnimi potrebami v izobraževanju odraslih

The expert is able to train staff on methods and tools for an appropriate and positive communication with learners with disabilities.

Obveščanje o izvajanju izobraževanja

The expert is able to support the organisation in the provision of accessible information and offer training.

Informiranje o dostopnosti v ponudbi izobraževanj

The expert is able to support the organisation in providing information on the accessibility of their course offerings in their public relation material.

Promocija ponudbe izobraževanj

The expert knows strategies und methods to promote inclusive courses and trainings by addressing learners with and without disabilities.

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