Children with Disabilities

In Romania many children with disabilities are unable to access mainstream education. With no state provision of therapies for children with disabilities, FARA Charity offers a lifeline to families who would otherwise be isolated and unable to access support for their children and themselves.

Our therapy centres work with families to develop the children’s abilities and support them with their care and development so many can attend mainstream kindergarten and school. FARA Charity works with schools to ensure understanding and support continues for the children in their school lives.

FARA Charity runs three therapy centres for children, one in Bucharest and two in the north east of Romania in the Suceava district. Each centre provides, free of charge, therapy and care for children with disabilities from poor families. The three centres each care for up to 80 children a week, from birth to the age of 12, providing physio, speech and sensory therapies for children with a range of disabilities including children on the autistic spectrum.

Our services and therapies are adapted to each child's needs and can include: group activities, one-to-one educational activities, socialising, art therapy, sensory therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy and family guidance support.

Only 28% of children with disabilities in Romania receive any education
- Unicef

FARA’s therapy centres, a lifeline for families unable to access essential care

A Lifeline for Children with Disabilities

Thanks to the outstanding results obtained by FARA's specialist staff and the partnerships signed with local doctors and authorities, our Therapy Centres are gaining an enviable reputation with increasingly more parents requesting its support for their children. We work with the universities and have physiotherapy students on placement learning from our skilled teams of therapists, ensuring the high standards of care for children with disabilities in Romania being modelled at our centres continue to develop and spread to other areas of the care system.

FARA receives only xx% of the funding for these programmes from the state. To continue providing such a vital resource to the most deprived in Romania and give children every chance of a fulfilled life with their families we really need your support. There is a long waiting list for those who require our help. We need more funds to bring these services to many more children.

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