Health  Brazil Project #22452

offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled

by ASSOCIACAO DE PAIS E AMIGOS DOS EXCEPCIONAIS DE VALINHOS Vetted since 2015
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled
Workign with a Baby
Workign with a Baby

Hello everyone:

Hope you had great Easter Holidays! Today, let me tell you a little about the beautiful work we develop with our baby patients and their families: the Early Stimulation Program, which is the gateway to APAE. Through it, we welcome mothers the moment they receive the news or the assumption that their children have a disability.

As the occupational therapist Tatiana describes, "we are the professionals responsible for welcoming, calming anxieties, clarifying all doubts and, above all, bringing hopes to these mothers; we make them realize that their children are capable of learning and developing into independent and autonomous children, because only then will these mothers realize the importance of the therapies and engage in the treatment, following the guidelines that we give for the best development of their children".

In addition to specific stimulation therapies, work is also carried out with families through support groups and exchange of experiences among parents. Tatiana says: “I’m fulfilled when these groups born within APAE extend to life in society, when they get together on weekends to fraternize and have fun”. She goes on, saying “caring for these children, that from an early age need to learn to exercise and respond to the stimuli given is a great responsibility, but seeing them develop is an invaluable joy! We live day by day with moments of overcoming, determination and willpower and this brings us tremendous professional and personal satisfaction!”

The photos that I attached will speak for themselves.

We thank you for your support for our project and ask that you continue spreading the word about it! 

Sincerely yours, 

Celi Ohtsuki

Project Leader

Having fun
Having fun
Outdoor activities
Outdoor activities
Thiago
Thiago

Hello guys!

Today I would like to tell you a bit about the work developed by APAE’s Speech-Language Pathology professionals. Speech-language therapists Janaina and Tatiane have recently developed an invaluable work in the area of language by using Alternative Communication (AC) on a Tablet as a powerful resource with two patients: Thiago and Wagner.

Thiago is 29 years old, has cerebral palsy and intellectual disability. He can emit some sounds and make some gestures, but he has difficulties being understood. However, with the support of AC,he is now able to talk about his dance rehearsals and presentations as well as about other activities he performs in the institution; he wants to use the Tablet everywhere and to show it to his colleagues.

Wagner is 33 years old, has intellectual disability and restriction of tongue and jaw mobility, making his oral communication very difficult. Using the AC feature on the tablet, he can make himself understood more easily and talk about his favourite soccer team: Palmeiras!

Janaina says: "it is very gratifying to see the joy of these young men for being understood and able to talk on a wider variety of subjects." Tatiane adds: "I can not wait to extend this work to other patients, after all, the improvement in communication capacity means for them, more inclusion, more self-esteem, and new learning possibilities."

With this brief report, I just want you to have an idea of how much we can make a difference in other people's lives. 

Thank you so much for your contribution. Please, continue to support our project by telling about it to your network!

Yours sincerely,

Celi - Project Leader.

Wagner
Wagner
Wagner and his favorite soccer team
Wagner and his favorite soccer team
Pamela
Pamela

Hello everyone:

We currently have 100 people with disabilities practicing physical activity regularly in our Outdoor Gym Facilities. According to Fabiano, one of the professionals responsible for monitoring the physical activities developed by the assisted people, "the Outdoor Gym is an important tool for the development of my work because it motivates my students to participate and practice physical activities regularly, which helps them improve both their physical and emotional condition."

Fabiano reports on the case of two intellectually disabled young women between 20 and 26 years old that he follows up on. The first case is Pamela, who underwent surgery for weight reduction. Pamela had difficulty maintaining balance, but thanks to the motivation to attend the Outdoor Gym classes, today she can already exercise herself in some devices and shows significant improvements day by day. Jessica is another young woman who has reasons to celebrate! Despite a pronounced postural deviation, she has endeavoured to exercise in the Outdoor Gym and the first signs of postural recovery can already be perceived.

Our goal is to bring 100% of our attendees to regular physical activities at the Outdoor Gym! In order to reach this mark, we continue to count on your help to promote this project!

Thank you and see you soon!

Jessica
Jessica
Deise - 33 year old
Deise - 33 year old

Hello guys!

I have not brought you any news for some time because the activities at APAE are at full steam! But today, I would like to share with you the thrilling stories of 3 attendees related to the Outdoor Gym!

The first story is from Deise, a 33-year-old girl with intellectual disability and reduced mobility, who needs a walker and a wheelchair to get around. Seeing the Outdoor Gym ready for use, Deise looked for physiotherapist Carol and asked: "Can I try to ride the bike?" With the physical evaluations properly carried out, Carol put Deise on the bike and, to everyone’s surprise, she managed to pedal! Deise expressed her joy as follows: "I was able to do the exercise! I may have my limitations, but I'm hardworking and that's why I got to ride "! I want to tell my mother I got it! "

Another story that touches our hearts is Daniel’s, a young man of 31, also intellectually deficient and with some physical limitations that made it difficult for him to perform apparently simple tasks, such as putting on his sneakers. Physiotherapist Carol proudly tells us: "In the first contacts that Daniel had with the gym equipment, one of his difficulties was to keep his balance, but gradually he has overcome this barrier." Recently, he told her: "I'm very happy because I can manage to put my tennis shoes on my own and my mother is very proud of me!"

Finally, the story of Milton, 60 years, with intellectual and visual deficiency. According to Carol, he loves outdoor activities, so much so that the day before that scheduled for monitored physical exercises, he asks, "Today we're going to do the exercises in which equipment?" For Carol, the diversity of available equipment in the Outdoor Gym and the contact with the nature and the heat of the sun are all important factors to motivate this group of people to do physical exercises.

Carol says: "As a professional, I am very grateful and happy to be able to count on this Gym as a resource to help our assisted expand their physical, social and mental development possibilities and guarantee them a better quality of life."

I could not help sharing these among many other stories you are helping to rewrite, thanks to the Outdoor Gym. Thank you, with all my heart, for your contributions and please, continue to spread the word about this beautiful project!

Sincerely yours,

Celi - Project leader.

Daniel, 32 years old
Daniel, 32 years old
Milton, 60 years old
Milton, 60 years old
Milton
Milton
Rodrigo by A. Beltrao
Rodrigo by A. Beltrao

Hello everyone!

Today we celebrate APAE de Valinhos’s 46th anniversary! It is thrilling to think that, 46 years ago, Father Leopoldo Van Liempt planted the seeds that have grown to become what we are today:  a well-structured entity that supports approximately 400 people with intellectual deficiencies and their respective families. And it is never too much to say "Thank You" to supporters like you who made it possible with your generous donations!

The celebrations started early this morning, with APAE’s assisted and professionals assembled to sing out loud a Happy Birthday to APAE. At night, the celebrations will go on, open to the local community, with a presentation of the City Philharmonic Orchestra. See short video in APAE's Facebook Fanpage in the link below. Photos of the event will follow soon :).

We are proud to say that we can make a difference in these people’s lives. Projects like the Open Air Gym (thank you guys) or the Project “The Art of Being an Artist”, just to mention a few of the most recently developed, can help people with intellectual deficiencies overcome several physical, psychological and social obstacles and become more easily inserted into society.

I can’t help telling you more about the inspiring Project “The Art of Being an Artist”.  APAE invited local photographers to capture images of the ten persons that form APAE’s Theatre Group, each one characterized according to the profession he / she dreamed of following. The result was amazing! Following the photograph sessions, which the photographers involved described as “heart touching”, “a life lesson”, “an unforgettable experience”, “a lot of fun”, there was an Exhibition that went from December through March and was a big success!

Check out the photos attached to be inspired yourself!

Well, that’s all for now. Soon I’ll be back with the photos of the anniversary celebrations ok? 

On a last note, we continue counting on your support to publicize our Gym Project to your network!

Best wishes,

Michel by C. Day
Michel by C. Day
Anderson by M. Parodi
Anderson by M. Parodi
Robson by J. Morais
Robson by J. Morais
Jose Carlos by U. Porto
Jose Carlos by U. Porto
Daiane by T. Cajueiro
Daiane by T. Cajueiro
Lilian by R. Teixeira
Lilian by R. Teixeira
Nilza by R. Tardelli
Nilza by R. Tardelli
Deise by G. Schiezaro
Deise by G. Schiezaro

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ASSOCIACAO DE PAIS E AMIGOS DOS EXCEPCIONAIS DE VALINHOS

Location: VALINHOS, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​WWW.apaedevalinhos.org.br
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
celi ohtsuki
VALINHOS, Brazil
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