Early Intervention for Children in Guatemala

by Asociacion de Padres y Amigos de Personas con Discapacidad de Santiago Atitlan Vetted since 2015 Site Visit Verified


In 2015 ADISA began an Early Intervention program to provide care for 25 infants between zero and three years old with various disabilities. Volunteers cared for all of the children and significant changes were observed in the lives of each infant and their families. Recently, the number of infants in our program has doubled and now we need to have a full-time teacher caring for the children through home visits and weekly group sessions of Early Intervention in coordination with the mothers.

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In Santiago Atitlan there are a number of infants with disabilities who need to be supported through specialized care as early as possible in order to assure better development and opportunities later in life. However, we have found that many of these children are not receiving sufficient attention due to the lack of a specialized full-time person overseeing the care of the children.


In order to solve this problem, we can hire a full-time teacher who will provide care for each child by following individualized care plans. The teacher will also support the creation and development of groups of mothers who can support each other and provide greater means of socialization for their infants.

Long-Term Impact

Through Early Intervention, every child can better reach their potential and their quality of life can improve greatly. Such is the case of Luis Felipe, who, upon reaching four months of age, suffered meningitis, which caused a delay in his development. He has received Early Intervention for the past six months, now Luis can lift up his head on his own, and he tries to sit up by himself.



Organization Information

Asociacion de Padres y Amigos de Personas con Discapacidad de Santiago Atitlan

Location: Santiago Atitlan - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​www.adisagt.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Francisco Sojuel
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

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