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Rehabilitation Services for Children with Disabilities

Description

Established in February 2014, the “Armenak & Ann Tadeossian’s” Children Rehabilitation and Day Care Center (AAT Center) provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pediatric psychology, hydrotherapy, art therapy and special education services to children and young adults with disabilities. The Center is located in the Aragatsotn region of Armenia, which has three towns and 111 villages. According to official statistic, of the 131,700 residents of this region, 231 are disabled children of which 82 of them require special care. The AAT Center is able to provide services to children from 22 of the following villages: Agarak, Avan, Ashnak, Aragatsotn, Aruj, Byurakan, Kaqavadzor, Mastara, Nerqin Bazmaberd, Verin Bazmaberd, Nerqin Sasnashen, Nor Amanus, Nor Yedesia, Voskevaz, Voskehat, Partizak, Sasunik, Ushi, Ujan, Oshakan, Ohanavan, Maralik.

The Center is newly reconstructed and fully equipped with the necessary rehabilitation goods and furnishing to provide the highest standard of rehabilitation care. Although the AAT Center is a non-governmental foundation, they do receive minor aid from the government to provide medical services for area residents. The majority of their aid comes from local companies and foundations, and diasporan Armenians who want to help. Since its inception, 48 children from the region have received rehabilitation services at the center. The AAT Center hopes to expand its services to more children and young adults, but lacks the financial ability. $3,600 will help provide four children rehabilitation services at the center for six months, including food, transportation, and salaries. Sponsorship of this important project will help enhance the quality of life of more children and young adults with disabilities and their families. We hope to be able to find sponsorship for ten children.

Region

Aragatsotn

City / Village

22 Villages in Aragatsotn

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

June 2018

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
Children with disabilities in Armenia are generally kept sheltered from society and live in institutions. Establishment of educational, health and day-care rehabilitation centers are vital in order to promote deinstitutionalization, help them overcome feelings of isolation and promote social integration into public life. The AAT Rehabilitation Center is in need of additional funding in order to keep providing these vital services to more children and young adults with disabilities. Furthermore, many of their parents are financially unable to cover these expenses.
Short Term Impact
In the short-term four children or young adults with disabilities will receive rehabilitation and day care services for six months at the ATT Center.
Long Term Impact
This project has considerable long-term benefits for the children and young adults receiving these services and their families. The rehabilitative and educational services they will receive at the center will help develop their skills and abilities for better participation in life. The services provided will help children with multiple disabilities have an opportunity to develop their abilities and gain productive skills for their future. Families will also gain important knowledge or ways to care for their disabled family members.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to help provide children and young adults with disabilities with rehabilitation services at the AAT Center will be recognized at the Center and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation and AAT Center websites and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation stands ready to help you arrange a visit to the “Armenak & Ann Tadeossian’s” Children Rehabilitation and Day Care Center when you are in Armenia.
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Ms. Linnet Zohrabian

United Kingdom February 8, 2020
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Dr. & Mrs. Alfred & Volga Zohrabian

United Kingdom January 1, 2020
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Dr. & Mrs. Alfred & Volga Zohrabian

United Kingdom October 12, 2019
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Ms. Linnet Zohrabian

United Kingdom October 12, 2019
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Dr. & Mrs. Alfred & Volga Zohrabian

United Kingdom February 10, 2018
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Dr. & Mrs. Alfred & Volga Zohrabian

United Kingdom November 16, 2017
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Youredjian Family Charitable Foundation

Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2017
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Updates: Images & Information

September 12, 2018

After further discussions with the staff at Rehabilitation Center, they have requested several pieces of equipment that they cannot secure in Armenia for the children. The Paros Foundation staff in Los Angeles secured the requested equipment and supplies with the funds available and shipped these items to Armenia. They will arrive in approximately two months.

 
December 14, 2018

All of the items arrived and were delivered to the center. We received these photos a few days later showing some of the new items they were given!