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« La Sagesse » Centre – Philippines

Sr Henedina Latayada – DW

La Sagesse Rehabilitation and Development Centre provides educational, social and life skills training and support to approximately 120 children and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities and their families from marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds in Pasig city in the Philippines.

The overall objective of the Centre is to provide care and support to enable those attending the centre to become as independent as possible and integrated into society. The Centre aims to provide structures and input that will ensure the students establish self-worth, confidence and self-expression.

Attentive to the signs of time, werespond to the needs by welcoming children with special needs into La Sagesse Rehabilitation and Development Center in Pasig City. They are children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Downs’s syndrome, intellectual disability, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Our vision is to provide the special children and young adults the necessary help that could enhance their capacity to be more functional and integrated in society.

In line with this vision is the need for a well-grounded group of people that can address the immediate needs of each child for his/her on-going development. The programs vary depending on the needs of each child.

As example, the non-verbal children they are following the programs that address their needs for independent living like cooking, laundry, and housekeeping.

Job coaching in the making and selling of handicrafts is also includedto help develop and sustain their personal needs.

We wish to encourage the staff, the parents and other members of the family to take part in the mission of journeyingwith the children and young adults with special needs.

With the grace of God, one way to obtain our goal is to equip the whole family and the staff through on-going formation in order to support the development program of the children leading towards independent living.

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