"Reflections" neurodevelopmental disorders
Riflessi is a project aimed at people with neurodevelopmental disorders and addresses both homogeneous groups of people who suffer from the same problem and more heterogeneous groups.
This program is part of the LIGET Program*, by Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.
The meetings are custom-tailored and developed in collaboration with local associations, in synergy with experienced operators to better follow the participants and structure the routes in an appropriate manner. In particular, the project entails stimulating participants in the observation of a work of art, with the aim of promoting an emotional state of well-being, personal expression and listening to our fellow humans.
The name (Riflessi, reflections) is inspired by a very peculiar episode of a participant who talked with his "reflection" in the mirror. In addition to stimulating the issue of identity, it gave us an opportunity for reflecting on the limitless range of modes, approaches and use of tools needed to communicate with people who find it difficult to interact with the surrounding world.
The meetings are scheduled based on the needs of the users but reservation is required.
The staff consists of two museum operators and a psychologist.
*Liget Program: A series of projects designed for people with neurocognitive or neurodevelopmental disorders, people suffering from cognitive, behavioural and/or social discomfort, their family members and caregivers (e.g. animators with geriatrics qualifications, professional educators and so on).