Rehabilitation Centres

Rehabilitation services for the deafblind and multisensory impaired are provided in specialised Lega del Filo d'Oro centres in Osimo, Lesmo, Molfetta and Termini Imerese.


The first Lega del Filo d'Oro centre was opened in Osimo in 1967.

The present premises have 56 full-time and 15 day places for deafblind and multisensory impaired young people and adults. There is a multidisciplinary staff of qualified specialists and assistants.
The Centre offers the following main services:

• Health services;
• Diagnostic centre
• Education-rehabilitation for babies, young people and adults
• Research centre
• Records centre


The Lesmo centre, which can accommodate 42 full-time users, was opened in response to the growing demand for services for the deafblind and multisensory impaired in the north of Italy.
The centre provides the following services:

− Educational-rehabilitation
− Health and assistance

The centre has been designed specifically to meet the needs of its deafblind guests. They are welcomed into a comfortable, well-equipped environment which has six different buildings, each with its own particular function.


The Molfetta centre, which has been operating since 2007, consists of one building which contains all the different sectors. It can accommodate 40 full-time users and 15 day attenders.
Internally, it is divided into functional areas:
− a residential area with 3 living spaces
− an area for communal activities, health services, physiotherapy and rehabilitation (gym, doctors' surgeries, relaxation area, swimming pool area for hydrotherapy);
− an administration and general services area (canteen, laundry, staff changing rooms, lockers).

Termini Imerese

This is the most recent of the centres and was in fact inaugurated in 2010. It has 24 full-time and 8 day attendance places. It covers an area of over 3,400 sq.m. which the Sicilian Regional Council gave to the Lega del Filo d'Oro in 2003.
About 14,000 sq.m. is used for residential areas and is organised into:
− educational-rehabilitation activities and occupational therapy
− surgeries
− offices and general services.

This new centre is a resource for the local people and a point of reference for both public and private institutions. Among other services, it offers outside surgeries and home care.


A new residential social and rehabilitation centre is being constructed in Modena to provide assistance and welcome to local deafblind young people and adults. Its total surface area will be 11,000 sq.m. and it will be able to accommodate 24 full-time guests as well as some day attenders.

The project design is for three buildings which will be organised as areas for:
− daytime activities (rehabilitation treatment and occupational activities)
− doctors' surgeries
− offices and general services
− residential areas for the deafblind guests