28 October 2010

Miracles Happen at Meshi!

Meshi was founded in 1998 by Hadassah Zuravin and her daughter Lifsha Feldman, who refused to accept a neurologist’s dire prognosis for their granddaughter and daughter, Ruchama. Although the infant’s disabilities seemed overwhelming, these women set their sights on creating a new, unprecedented rehabilitation center for Ruchama and countless other children in desperate need.

Since its inception, Meshi has set a new standard for the care and education of children with severe neurological and muscular disabilities. The handpicked staff has been given the freedom to initiate the world’s top treatments to provide the very best care. Like Ruchama, Meshi’s children are now making truly gigantic strides to reach their potential---and beyond.

Today, 196 children, from age six months to 13 years are enrolled in Meshi’s nursery, kindergarten and school. Due to a grave shortage of space, nearly 70% of all new applicants must be turned away.

The unflagging, grassroots efforts of Meshi’s founders, staff and parents has resulted in the creation of a rehabilitative center like no other. Its one-on-one care, wide range of intensive therapies, unique client-centered approach, innovative and pioneering techniques, and top sophisticated equipment combine to create an unprecedented framework for treating and educating severely disabled children.
At the start, Meshi worked in partnership with Jerusalem’s Alyn Hospital, until Meshi’s growth compelled the establishment of its own facility. In 2001, the Donald Berman Meshi Educational and Rehabilitative Center in Jerusalem opened its doors.

Children residing outside Jerusalem began enrolling as well, and soon children from across the world started coming for Meshi’s intensive summer therapy sessions.
By 2003, Meshi’s student population had grown—and so had the students. That year the Meshi School was opened, today serving grades one through seven.

Meshi’s physical facilities have constantly been forced to expand to meet the needs of the rapidly-increasing student body. The Early Childhood Center has been repeatedly renovated. Nearby, the Meshi School is housed in a main building, plus an adjacent apartment for the overflow. Unfortunately, the distance between those facilities—and the need to go outdoors-- places a particular hardship on the children.

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23 October 2010

APAE - Association of Parents and Friends of Exceptional

The APAE São Paulo in Brazil is a Social Organisation Non-Profit national and international reference in intellectual disabilities, from birth to the stage of aging. Its main guidelines are Prevention, Inclusion and Technology.

Founded in 1961, APAE of São Paulo - Brazil, has a history marked by the mobilization for the cause of intellectual disability.

APAE São Paulo operates in the areas of health, education, law, research and technological development with a focus on disease prevention and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. His audience ranges from newborn babies to people in the process of aging.

Learn about the services:
Support for aging adults and seniors
Socio-Educative Support
Able to Work for people from 16 years
Kitchen Special for treatment of metabolic diseases
Education for children 7 to 15 years
Stimulation and Empowerment for children 0 to 7 years
Warranty and Advocacy of human rights

APAE Institute of Sao Paulo - Responsible for fostering research, systematizing and disseminating knowledge and developing new technologies to improve care and promote quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities.

The Institute APAE of São Paulo has library with important scientific collection of over 3,500 volumes on disability, providing the public theses, books, journals, pictures and movies.

Conducts training courses for educators and health professionals, indoor courses, it offers the solutions to social inclusion for companies and organizations, and consulting services aimed at people with intellectual disabilities.

Laboratory APAE Sao Paulo - The largest neonatal screening laboratory from Brazil and one of the three largest in the world in number of children screened.
Beyond the neonatal screening performed by traditional methods, the Laboratory of São Paulo APAE offers its customers the expanded newborn screening, which includes the modern mass spectrometry MS / MS Tandem.

For helping, consult the website APAE Sao Paulo: Click here

15 October 2010

CIAM - Centro Israelita de Apoio Multidisciplinar

CIAM - Israeli Center for Multidisciplinary Support / Brazil

The words written in video says: - "This publicity would be to have beautiful images of intellectually disabled people, playing, working, studying, leading a normal life. Just have not because us prefer to use our resources to improve the lives of disabled people. Our publicity will remain simple. But the life of disabled people will improve greatly."

Founded in 1959 by Harry Fromer, CIAM - Israeli Center for Multidisciplinary Support comes from 48 years ago, promoting social inclusion of children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. CIAM is an organization that works to develop these people, from birth to old age, without distinction of race or religion.

Today's serving more than 600 people with intellectual disabilities, CIAM seek into their programs to serve families in needy on region that is located, as well as supporting the common schools of public and private network with regard to education of persons with disabilities intellectual and / or difficulty in learning.

The monitoring is done through monthly meetings and visits in according needing for the school, encouraging its transformation into a school for everyone, providing theoretical and practical resources.

- Respect, dignity, self-fulfillment, freedom and independence are things that everyone is entitled to have in life. Everyone even. So CIAM, promotes social inclusion of children and adults with special needs. CIAM is an organization working to pioneer the development of people with disabilities from birth to age 3 rd. Because citizenship is for life.

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09 October 2010

Children's Day 2010

CIAM - (2009)
Making a happy reality on "Children's Day"

Here in Brazil we will have the Children's Day on 12 October. We all buy toys as gifts for our own children and others. I think that's great.

It is also customary to many businesses, persons, organizations and NGOs  to donate toys to children living in precarious socio-economic conditions, aid organizations, orphanages, to sick in hospitals, poor comunities and more.

The Love
But all these toys can not replace the more important: the love.

Many children needed more brotherly-love, than toys.. They need loving most of your visit, than what your toy gift.

We have to meet them personally visiting where they are, bring a smile there, an idea to play with them, an interesting activity, games, rides. We need making more during the Children's Day.

But do not forget: Try to do more throughout the year, until the next  "Children's Day".
Let us make the kids believe they can count on that happy day ever, every day, every year.

Make them know they can count on happy days in the future, not only in the "Children's Day."


01 October 2010

Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home

"Every child needs one person who believes in him” (Rabbi Karlibach)

At Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home we believe in every boy and girl.

Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home is the warm, loving and promoting home for over 200 "children at risk" aged 0-18.

Their families are unable to provide their children's basic needs and/or provide them with tools for development and growth. The children are referred to us by the welfare authorities and are assimilated into our unique frameworks.

At Emunah Bet Elazraki we provide a home and a family for children at risk, supply their physiological demands, and enable them to grow in a supportive, warm and loving environment. They receive therapeutic and academic aid, in addition to educational and social assistance. All this is provided by the most professional, dedicated team. Among other things, we provide transportation for our children to and from 22 schools in Netanya.

Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home was established in Netanya in 1969. In 1976 we became an independent non profit organization operating in cooperation and with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of Education, Netanya municipality, "Emunah", and many donors from Israel and elsewhere. Every child that arrives on our doorstep becomes our child and will always remain part of the Elazraki family. We are proud to act as mother and father for many children, a large portion of them already independent, contributing adults who are raising their children in loving homes of their own.

Naturally, the population of children at risk includes siblings. At Emunah Bet Elazraki we keep brothers and sisters together. Our success in this area reflects in the mutual care among those brothers and sisters.

There are 5 frameworks at Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home. The boys and girls are divided into groups by gender and age:

  1. The main Children's House – for boys and girls aged 6-13, in which all our diverse activities take place.

  2. "Bet Esther", The Teenage Girls' House – where 14-18 year old girls develop emotional and social skills and prepare for independent life.

  3. The Teenage Boys' House – a special framework for boys, 14-18 year old boys.

  4. The Infants Emergency Shelter – for babies and young toddlers who have been removed from their parents' care due to an immediate threat for their lives.

  5. The Family Intervention Center – a 3 year program for rehabilitation and enrichment of the family unit.

Here at Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home we believe in every boy and girl. We believe a receiving child grows up to be a giving adult.

Elazraki – what’s that? History has it that…

Vision and Goals – Focusing on the Future

Children at risk – Who ”falls” under this category?

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