Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
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Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting.  We started this project aiming to provide quality medical services to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the eastern region of the DR, above all La Altagracia province,  and your contribution helps us get one step closer to our goal.

Your support means a lot to us !

The center continues to offer specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy whether due to genetic or acquired factors.

This health center opened in March 2020 as a response to the 10% of children under the age of 12 in the eastern region with special needs such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. To date, they have treated more than 11,000 children, with an average of 140 patients per week.

Currently all the medical services are available . The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

 An innovative, warm and quality medical service for patients with disabilities are one of the main objectives of the center. Following the guidelines of our strategic management, we recently  carried out a cycle of workshops taught by specialists from our partner entity Akron Children' s Hospital, in which the staff of the center had the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills in the areas of physical therapy, speech therapy and neuropsychological tests.

At the same time, we have added the audiometry and video-electroencephalography services

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We want to take the time to sincerely thank you for your donation to this project. . As you know, we started this fundraiser to provide a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of our province and your contribution helps us get one step closer to our goal.

We truly appreciate your support !

The center began in 2019 as a response to the 10% of children under the age of 12 in the eastern region with special needs such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. To date, they have treated more than 9,000 children, with an average of 140 patients per week.

The center continues to offer specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy whether due to genetic or acquired factors.

In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Currently all the medical services are available . The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

 The family therapy is very important, what is it for?

It improves the functioning of couples and their relationship with their children and develop strategies and skills to manage family / social / work stress. 

The center recently incorporated physiatry services, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m, in order to identify what is causing pain and help a patient manage and treat the issue, with the goal of recovering mobility and functional well-being.  

This is the first time that a local medical center has this type of specialist.

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

 

 

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the Punta Cana region.

We truly appreciate your support !

The center continues to offer specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Currently all the medical services are available (as the pandemic is being controlled in the DR and the national vaccination program has been successful up to know). La Altagracia province (where the community of Veron is located) has one of the highest vaccination rates in the DR:

  • First dose: 100%  of the population.  Second dose: 94.9% of the population.  Third dose: 19.1% of the population.

So far in 2021 the center has served 6, 518 patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

 In the last few months we have been implementing a new Program for the Promotion of Children's Reading. The books and specialized care that patients receive (through this program) are a stimulus to imagination, creativity and fun. They also try to stimulate in them the interest in everything that surrounds them; becoming at the same time tools for their development and education.

Children with disabilities of any kind, like everyone else, have the right to access literacy as a fundamental tool for learning, communication and leisure.

In the other hand, we are very proud to inform you that our project has recently been awarded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the National Council for Disability-CONADIS, for working for the benefit of the children with disabilities and promote inclusion in the DR 

Please see the pictures attached

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting.  We started this fundraiser to provide a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of La Altagracia province and your contribution helps us to accomplish our mission.  We sincerely thank you for your support to this project.

We all know that children with disabilities and their families constantly face barriers that limit the exercise of their human rights and their social inclusion.

Poverty and disability are closely related, as the former is a determining factor of the latter and, in turn, disability often traps people in poverty.

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Over the last months the center has served 1,758 patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders and neurodevelopmental disorder

This center continues changing the lives of many families, whose children with disabilities did not have access to any medical treatment since there was no center of this type in the entire region.

Given that the pandemic is under control in the DR and the national vaccination program is going very well, all the services remain available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province.  

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Significant achievements: Since its opening in March 2, 2020  the center has served more than 2,400 patients  !  The most common health conditions are autism, physical disability, language and learning disorders

Without your help this would not have been possible.

This center has changed the lives of many families, whose children with disabilities were not receiving any medical treatment because there was no health center of this type in the entire region.

Given that the pandemic is under control in the DR, all the services remain available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

 

 

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Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Margarita Pilier
Santo Domingo, no applicable Dominican Republic
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