NDSAN (New DSA Network) is an innovative networking co – financed by Lazio Region (IT), Istituto Comprensivo Statale Pestalozzi (Torvaianica – IT) and Maendeleo for Children APS (Ciampino - IT), that obtained the scientific patronage by the Italian Society of Telemedicine and Electronic Healthcare, with the aim of developing a network among private and public actors dealing with disorders and diseases linked to the infant and adolescent neuropsychiatry.

The NDSAN project – booming throughout the national and European territory – intends to propose some major innovations and strengths about the community accountability and the approach to the neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases management (ASD, specific learning disabilities and other special educational needs – in particular those referred to the infant neuropsychiatry), steadily and steadily increasing:

  • territorial participatory network among schools, health institutions and local entities, actors of third sectors, training and employment development fields;
  • tele – equipé between health institutions and schools through a pilot platform with free and guarded access;
  • permanent system of best practices exchanges on infant and adolescent neuropsychiatry issues;
  • development of management protocols within the schools, shared with families and related health institutions;
  • inter-school and inter-entity training as valorisation of existing professionalism and, at the same time, as empowerment of professionalism for free;
  • inter-institutional work table;
  • territorial replication;
  • reinforcement of the Italian role and its expertise in infant neuropsychiatry among the European networks;
  • participatory planning for the development of innovative ideas.

The networks has the typical imprinting of strategic partnership with high European added value as we believe in the opportunity of developing innovation in favour of children, promoting the thematic partnership among public and private sectors, profit and non-profit entities.


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Results achieved to date


NDSAN members:

  • Italian members: 48
  • EU members: 7
  • Extra – EU members: 7


Geographical coverage:

  • Italian Regions covered: 9 (Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Toscana)
  • Extra – IT countries: 10 (Albania, Brazil, Czech Repubblic, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Spain,
     Ukraine, The Democratic Republic of the Congo)



  • Participants in the National table of neuroscience: 15
  • Supports or sponsorship obtained: 3 (Lazio Region, Italian Society of Telemedicine and Electronic Health; National Federation of Teachers - FNISM);
  • Technical patronages: 2 (Teleskill Italia, 2open)




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