| Oct 10, 2022
Boosting the staff training program
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.
- 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