El Huerto de Alfonso - Un proyecto especial
In March, as the global health and economic crisis unfolded, we dedicated our resources to address the unforeseen and sudden challenge:finish the school year, creatively and cost effectively,ensuring our kids development and wellbeing.
The results have been amazing: kids coping and learning, grateful parents, relieved families, engaged professionals and, increased reach. In addition, the experience raised awareness andshed light on the power of family led comprehensive guided support at and from home.
HOPE has been the driving force. We are very grateful to the team of professionals and families that made this possible.
Today, as we move into the summer break and, expect to continue serving our community remotely during the fall, we have decided to seize the opportunity and capitalize on the experience to launch, starting in September 2020, three services for Spanish-speaking families in Venezuela and abroad:
- Development at home and from home: Individual tailor-made home-based routines, skill development plan, evaluation and, activities. We accompany, guide and train each and every family via video chat led by a team of specialized teachers and psychologists.
- Autism support: Free dedicated help line, and IG lives by our specialists to address the needs and concerns of the autism community.
- Development screening: Specialized screening for families concerned with their child development. The service includes tips to address communication, behavioral and sensory issues.
During the summer break we will review, enhance and streamline remote processes and, design new training tools for both families and professionals. In addition, we will restructure our organization to function in small teams, equip and train our personnel and, adopt strict cost control measures.
We are committed to working fulltime from home providing effective, creative and meaningful support for as many families coping with autism as possible. Your thrust motivates us, the resilience and gratitude of our families inspires us.
As we move into the summer break, all our community – kids, patients, teachers, volunteers, professionals and their families – still at home.
Fear and uncertainty continue to prevail as the stay-at-home orders due to COVID19 are taking place under an ongoing severe humanitarian, economic and political crisis in Venezuela. Mitigating measures to address the economic impact have yet to be implemented. However, we remain committed and determined to continue addressing the needs of the autism community. Your support makes it possible.
On behalf of all of us at Autismo en Voz Alta, THANK YOU