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La Casa di Sabbia – The house of sand is an association created to make the lives of families with severely disabled children more aware and independent; adding some “grains of sand”: defending the rights of children, supporting parents and giving opportunities to siblings. Each grain is important to continue living after a traumatic event, such as the discovery of your child’s disability.

I find this idea of grains of sand simply wonderful and personally manages to communicate a disruptive force to me.

We all grew up with the tale of the three houses of ancient oral tradition also taken up by Italo Calvino and animated in a Disney classic. 

Personally, now I add another type of effective house, made up of these small but essential “grains” of La Casa di Sabbia for their important contribution in the protection of civil rights and social and socio-health assistance.

This very long press review testifies to the main stages of a tireless journey all aimed at improving social conditions with the utmost effort, working for the right to have the same growth opportunities for all children, for the right to adequate services that allow them not to leave work and to have assistance at home.

On the site you will find a long list of activities carried out and projects, the last of which concerns a petition: “Reimbursement of legal expenses incurred by parents for cases at the Juvenile Court” which you find here at the bottom of the story of what happened.

The suspension of parental responsibility is a theme that has always shaken me deeply, in the light of too many SAD news events as a result of which defenseless children died from the beatings suffered by their parents amid general indifference.

For this reason, I find it unacceptable that where love and care against all the windmills of our imperfect society is so overly clear, there has been a totally unjustified intervention as decreed at the end of the trial with the “no place to proceed.”

These episodes are a failure for everyone and if the pain and injustice suffered can never be adequately compensated, it is undoubtedly right that at least the out-of-pocket expenses incurred for the procedure are borne by those who caused them without reason.

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