When the pandemic struck, we all shifted to a digital way of life. However, this adjustment is not easy for children with disabilities (CWDs). With therapy centers closed and physical interventions hindered, getting access to treatment is more challenging than ever.
To help address this, Project SMILE and TheraWee—a community and platform for teletherapy—formed the Accessible Assistance Alliance. This partnership aims to help connect therapists to CWDs and their parents for remote therapy and guidance.
Since its launch in September 2020, we have raised more than Php 620,000 to sponsor the teletherapy of 150+ financially challenged CWDs across the Philippines. In the process, we have also crafted 70+ sets of posters relevant to the PWD community, partnered with 60+ organizations, and co-organized 30+ webinars.