Instituto Psicopedagogico de Puerto Rico
Founded in 1949, the “Instituto Psicopedagogico de Puerto Rico” is a nonprofit institution that provides specialized health services, nutrition, education and essential public care to youth and adults with intellectual disabilities in Puerto Rico.
The IPPR offers a range of services in their enrollment through these innovative programs:
- Residential Center – Provides care services to domestic participants, 24 hours, throughout the year, focusing on the optimal development of eating habits, hygiene, recreation, self-help, among others.
- Special Education Center – Provides an educational program that meets the needs of each child or adult according to the Law on Special Education; with pre-vocational areas, development programs of life skills, independent living, and adaptive physical education for children that include behavior modification.
- Diagnostic and Treatment Center – Offers support in the assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of each participant, through a multidisciplinary team consisting of a social worker, two assistants, a psychologist, an occupational therapist, a pediatric dentist, two nutritionists, nurse and a teacher in charge.
Its mission is to provide specialized health services, nutrition, education and essential public health care to children and adults with severe and profound mental retardation, to improve their quality of life; in a dignified atmosphere where warmth, respect and love to thy neighbor predominate.
They have a variety of services available, including:
- Medical, Dental, Nursing and Nutrition Services
- Social Work and Psychology
- Special Education Services
- Adapted Physical Education Program for Adults
- Special Independent Life Project “La Casita Home Community”
- Recreation Projects
- Food and Special Diets
If you want to support their work with a donation you can access the following link to make your contribution.