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About us

The Association was founded in Genoa (Italy) in 1992, and was set up to help and to protect the interests of people

with spinal cord injuries, and to provide information for their needs. The Association relies on the work of volunteers

and promotes initiatives to support its organization. 


Most of those in the Association are people with spinal cord injuries who are putting their experiences at everybody’s

disposal.  

The Association can provide: 

 

  • Assistance at home, at work or during free time; 
  • Detailed information on Rehabilitation Centres and Hospitals that specialise in spinal cord injury treatment; 
  • Informations on medical supplies (how to find and to buy the specifical supply you need); 
  • Informations on handicap laws which are in force in Italy; 
  • News on possible sports activities in this Region; 
  • News on free-time opportunities, tourism information, places accessible to visit in Liguria (where and how to find facilities for the physically handicapped); 
  • News of meetings and conventions on spinal cord injury in Italy 


The Association has three offices spread throughout the Region (in Genova,Pietra Ligure and S. Margherita Ligure) and

one active group in La Spezia.

Please feel free to call the main office for further information. They can put you in contact with someone who can

answer all of your questions, and who can speak English. 

 

address and the opening times of the main Association office in Genova

 

contact the office for people with disabilities

 

 

The equipped beach

The public beach equipped for the disabled people in Santa Margherita Ligure is located on the seafront (Ghiaia area),

and has been realized thanks to the project "Sea for All" 2006/2007 of the Disabled Information Desk in collaboration

with the City Council, and with the support of the Foundation CARIGE .

 

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The project 's aim of making accessible a part of the public beach to those who have serious mobility problem.

This beach portion is available for all, but those who have any kind of mobility problem will find large dressing rooms,

special wheelchairs that allow the bathing and a platform "step beach" to reach the sea.

During the opening hours our qualified staff will assist our clients showing them the correct way to use all the e

quipment. 

 

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