The Centro Mater is a non-profit organization that has been supporting people with disabilities since it was founded in 1964. From children's flu to training places and further care, there is the opportunity for integration and comprehensive education for all ages.
In the Centro Mater an empty church was converted into a barrier-free "Special Education Center" for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Two classrooms were created with the support of the Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation DRYING LITTLE TEARS and offer an optimal answer to the needs of the children. A team of professionals who work with the children on a daily basis have been able to implement a new model of care that focuses on the children and encourages their autonomy. The new classrooms offer a safe environment with neutral colors, soundproof windows and natural light, allowing children to learn with greater motivation and confidence. In addition to the classrooms, the Special Education Center also has a self-relaxation area where children can isolate themselves from context, a situation or people that are stressing them. The children experience a whole new quality of life and more joy in learning.