TECHNOLOGY IN BLUE

TOGETHER, WE CAN FURNISH THE NEW THERAPY CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM!

Children and Youth

Our story

Imagine how your world would be…

…if you heard all of the sounds at the same intensity, all at the same time

…if the light shined so bright as a flashing sign that wouldn’t stop.

…if every movement felt like was over a waterbed.

difficult, right?

This is the life of Andrés on a daily basis, a child with autism, who still doesn’t have a place where can receive help and support.


We are asking you to participate in #UnDiaParaDar and help us make this a reality.

In this animation, we are trying to create an Autistic “reality” for you to have an idea of how it feels from their perspective.

Currently, the Neurological Institute of Guatemala (a private, non-profit institution, founded in 1961), provides special education services and therapy to 270 young people with intellectual disabilities. Our primary purpose is to develop the skills of each individual in order for them to improve their quality of life and be more included socially, academically, and in their own families.

#TómameEnCuenta and believe in us! We will be happy surprise you!

Why it matters?

Every year, the Neurological Institute of Guatemala receives more than 50 requests from families living in poverty who have children with autism; humble people who have not been able to find a place that can provide them with educational support and specialized interventions.

The special educational programs for these children are extremely expensive, that´s why we need every help we can get so we can be able to offer quality services to these children; giving them with a source of hope an opportunity to learn and grow.

Autism is a condition that is on the rise. It is 5 times more prevalent than Down Syndrome, occurs at a 4 to 1 ratio for boys versus girls, and is 3 times more prevalent than Type 1 diabetes.

Thanks to scientific studies, we are constantly learning more about how to help individuals with autism. We know how important it is to provide them with quality academic instruction and therapeutic interventions, in environments that are equipped to support their engagement, learning potential, and overall well-being.

How will the funds be used?

With your donation, we will adequately furnish the Therapy Center for Children with Autism. The Center will include 6 distinct interventions:

1. Communication

2. Life Skills

3. Social Skills

4. Sensory Integration

5. Executive Functioning Skills

6. Crisis Management

The autism program (abbreviated as PUNTEA), is an innovated part of the Neurological Institute. It is lead by a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of autism. The program will involve the collaboration of parents and family members of the children with autism, with the goal of helping this population of children into the Guatemalan society.

Currently, the Neurological Institute of Guatemala (a private, non-profit institution, founded in 1961), provides special education services and therapy to 270 young people with intellectual disabilities. Our primary purpose is to develop the skills of each individual in order for them to improve their quality of life and be more included socially, academically, and in their own families.

#TómameEnCuenta and believe in us! We will be happy surprise you!



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Updates

11/29/2016

Estamos muy agradecidos, poco a poco vamos sumando para el equipamiento del Centro de Terapias para niños y niñas con autismo. ¡Todo aporte cuenta!
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We are very grateful, little by little we are adding for the equipment of the Center of Therapies for children with autism.
Every contribution counts!



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The team

Lorena Forno de Pinot

Gabriela Castillo Palma

Coordinadora del Proyecto PUNTEA

Karla Gonzalez de Güir

Fabiola López Barbero

Coordinadora de Comunicación y Relaciones Públicas



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