A newly launched solidarity project in San Frediano fosters job skills for adolescents and adults with autism, with a new fridge magnet laboratory inaugurated on July 1.
Called ‘In frigo veritas’, the project was created thanks to the ConVoi and Allenamente cooperatives in collaboration with the municipality, with the space made available to teach young people the trade. Appropriate equipment will be used in the processing and creation of the product, using a rectangular magnet press, round magnet press, and die-cutting machine.
Aimed at those aged 14-30, the young people will be followed by psychologists, educators, pedagogists and supervisors. Spaces, times and working methods will be adapted to the needs of individuals, with the goal of equipping them with useful tools for future life.
Councilor for welfare, Sara Funaro, commented “This is a project in which we strongly believe, because it offers a concrete response to the needs for autonomy for people with disabilities and their families who will now have a new social and work opportunity, and also because it recovers an important space in the Oltrarno”.