ICASS will launch a new loan project for disability support products this month

The director of the Cantabrian Institute of Social Services (ICASS), Isabel Urrutia, announced Monday that during this month a new “Nice pioneer” project will be launched “officially” to provide “any product of disability support “-like articulated beds, a bypass or shower accessories-, to the people of the region who need it and be able to” make their lives easier and promote their autonomy “.

The director of the Cantabrian Institute of Social Services (ICASS), Isabel Urrutia, announced Monday that during this month a new “Nice pioneer” project will be launched “officially” to provide “any product of disability support “-like articulated beds, a bypass or shower accessories-, to the people of the region who need it and be able to” make their lives easier and promote their autonomy “.

This was indicated by his participation in the inauguration of ‘Advances in intervention in disability’, a Summer Course of the University of Cantabria (UC) that has begun the summer activity of the headquarters of Los Corrales de Buelna, directed by the titular professor of the UC and psychologist, José Antonio del Barrio, and by the professor of the University of Salamanca Miguel Ángel Verdugo.

Urrutia also highlighted another project sponsored by the Autism Association of Cantabria APTACAN in the town of Torrelavega and which helps the ICASS, which will begin “immediately” and aims to create “the first occupational center” in the region to help to young people with some type of autism to “when they finish their school life” find “an integration work exit”.

Also, the director of the ICASS stressed that 2014 is the year in which the Government of Cantabria “more money has allocated the history of the Autonomous Community” to social services, which, in his opinion, is “a clear commitment of Ignacio Diego “for this matter.

For this data and all “series of performances, conventions and concerts” that have been created “since Cantabria is Autonomous Community,” Urrutia said that social services in the region “are not saturated at all,” as they are “very integrated” and allow “to serve all people” with disabilities.

In any case, the director of the ICASS indicated that “much remains to be done” in terms of integration and improvement of life for people with disabilities, adding that “it is a privilege for the Government to have an ally” of the UC dimension in the fight for that goal.

At the opening ceremony also participated the president of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI) of Cantabria, Roberto Álvarez, who said that, within the collaboration agreement signed by the regional Parliament, UC and CERMI, is ” Completed “the study to verify the adaptation of the laws of Cantabria to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, so that” soon will see the light. “

According to Álvarez, this project “illustrates the process of change” that has made “the regulations of the Autonomous Community” “closer and more inclusive to the realities that people with disabilities have,” he said.

On the other hand, the vice-rector of Culture, Participation and Dissemination of the UC, Elena Martín Latorre, showed that the establishment of Los Corrales de Buelna as the new venue for the Summer Courses means for the university “one more step in the work of university extension “in the regional territory, which will help this institution to fulfill its” mission of transmission of scientific and humanistic knowledge “in Cantabria.

Finally, the mayor of Los Corrales de Buelna, Mercedes Toribio, recalled that to complete the activity of this venue, will be held on Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 at 19 hours two sessions of cinephoros of free entry in which will be screened the films’ Untouchable ‘and’ The good side of things’, respectively, and the public access conference that will take place on Wednesday 9, at 7:00 p.m., ‘The importance of communication in child development. Perspectives on intellectual disability ‘, given by José Antonio del Barrio.