This project will create the first Stimulation Center in Chile for 250 people with intellectual disabilities providing over 5000 educational, cognitive, sports and physical therapy sessions annually. It will consist of certified professionals such as special educational professors, kinesiologists, physical educational professors, occupational therapists, phonoaudiologists, psychologists that will diagnose, evaluate, and treat each person according to his/her situation.
There are no stimulation centers in Chile that focus on people with intellectual disabilities. For example, the most famous stimulation center, Teleton (known worldwide), focus only on people with motor disabilities, not on intellectual disabilities and people under the age of 18. Rehabilitation centers are not focused on education, sports, culture nor the people within the community participating in an inclusive environment.
The stimulation center will provide an ecological approach that transfers the disability to the relationship of the person within the context, analyzing the environmental barriers and needs of the person, designing a strategic plan from rehabilitation, education, sports and culture that responds to the desire of the person to participate with disability in the community, micro, meso and macro system. This will solve the exclusion faced by people with intellectual disabilities today.
This project will receive over 1000 people with special needs from neighboring countries in Latin America and over 15,000 therapeutic stimulation therapies which will provide each individual the tools necessary to be able to develop their maximum abilities through educational processes, sports trainings, social and cultural activities in an inclusive environment and promote a healthier community, society and civilization.