Pedro Sobrino, General Director, provides the Community of Madrid with stimulation, psychotherapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychomotor therapy and school support services for children between the ages of 0 and 18 who are fleeing from war and who suffer from developmental disorders or are at risk of suffering from them.
Madrid | September 21, 2015
Envera - Asociación de Empleados de Iberia Padres de Personas con Discapacidad, a Spanish organization that for over 38 years has been assisting people with intellectual disabilities by providing specialized support throughout their life cycle -from early care, training, leisure and sports, labor inclusion and residential care-, participates in the reception of refugee children with developmental disorders or at risk of suffering them, providing them with care at its reference center in Madrid.
The General Director of Envera, Pedro Sobrino, explained that "our organization is aware that hosting is much more than providing accommodation and food, and that hosting involves a set of actions aimed at promoting the inclusion, autonomy and welfare of the people we are going to receive. For this reason, we have put our experience and resources at the service of children from 0 to 18 years of age with disabilities who have had to leave their country fleeing war and misery with their families".
At Envera," said Pedro Sobrino, "we know what an outstretched hand means when it seems that all is lost. That is why we want to give hope in the midst of this great refugee crisis and collaborate with the Community of Madrid, and we have offered our availability to its Minister of Social Policies and Family, to contribute the best we know how to do".
For Envera, it is very important that refugee children with developmental disorders or at risk of suffering them, who had already begun these therapies in their country, continue them or begin to receive them for those who need them. Among these treatments are stimulation, psychotherapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychomotor therapy and school support.