Article 26 rehabilitation – Cassino

At the San Raffaele nursing home in Cassino there is a Rehabilitation center – ex art. 26, Accredited with the National Health System, which provides services of rehabilitation directed toward the recovery and social integration and/or reintegration of patients with complex physical, mental and sensory disabilities.

The care regimen, as far aspediatric age is concerned, is extensive outpatient care. The rehabilitation strategy involves the development of an individual or small-group project, depending on the specific needs of the patient, in which medium- and long-term goals and the type of therapy appropriate for their achievement are defined.

Themultidisciplinary rehabilitation team, along with the referring child neuropsychiatrist, includes specialists in neuropsychomotricity, speech therapists, pedagogists, and psychologists with cognitive-behavioral orientation. In fact, the pathways carried out aim at a comprehensive and individualized intake, aimed at functional recovery with respect to the areas compromised by the underlying pathology, but also at supporting the emotional-relational skills of the patient.


The disorders that pertain to former Article 26 range from neurodevelopmental disorders (autism spectrum disorder), infantile cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, speech disorders, motor coordination disorder, and specific school learning disorders.

Outpatient regimen

Residents of the Rehabilitation Center are cared for on an outpatient basis.

To this end, provision is made for:

  • Integrated educational / rehabilitative / habilitative and rehabilitative care interventions
  • Support and involvement of the family in the socio-educational work to avoid institutionalization of the disabled person
  • Integration of the disabled person into the external social environment


To achieve these purposes, the Center ensures:

  • Multi-specialty outpatient services
  • Caring for the person


Observation and orientation activities refer to:

  • Education of the subject to personal autonomy
  • Maintenance in the user of residual mental, sensory, motor and manual abilities;
  • Improvement and development of logical-operational, critical, aesthetic, motor and manual language skills
  • Insertion of users into the territorial context
  • creation of individualized programs with short- and long-term goals, in cooperation with relevant territorial services
  • Group relationship building with observation and verification of relational dynamics.

To access the service

In order to take advantage of the services offered by former Article 26, a commitment drawn up by the local health authority with the specific request for rehabilitation treatment based on the diagnosis will be required. Patient’s medical records, ID of the patient and parents/legal guardians, patient’s social security number, civil disability document should also be attached. Parents/legal guardians will still be required to sign specific informed consents to processing and privacy at the time of intake. During the months of therapy, counseling will be offered to parents for discussion with the Child Neuropsychiatrist regarding the patient’s clinical progress and possibly parent training path for parenting support.