Special Needs Program
Every Child Belongs:
Supporting Students with Special Needs
We believe that every human being should have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential, regardless of their strengths and challenges. By supporting students with special needs in Rocky Point, you can help us ensure that all young people in the community receive the professional support they need to thrive and participate fully in life.
There are tax deductible giving levels for everyone.
CATI - a place for those with special needs
Your one-time donation or monthly sponsorship will provide a local student with special needs with the ongoing resources and support they need to thrive.
In January of 2021 our local team launched a program called ‘Centro de Atencion y Terapias Infantil’ (C.A.T.I.) which translates to ‘Center for Attention and Therapies for Children.’ The C.A.T.I. team of therapists, special educators and other professionals work together to help each student overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her potential. Family members are included as active members of the therapy program and receive ongoing support to teach them how to help their children learn the skills they need to develop and thrive.
Types of ongoing support families and students enrolled in C.A.T.I. receive include:
Opportunities for recreation and socialization in the community
The C.A.T.I. team ready to serve children with special needs.
Every Child Deserves to Reach Their Full Potential
Like many developing countries, Mexico has struggled to provide for the educational needs of children with disabilities. In Rocky Point, a lack of comprehensive, professional services for children with special needs has left most families having to travel to the Children’s Hospital in Hermosillo, Mexico to access services. Unfortunately, many local families lack the resources necessary to make this 6 – 8 hour trip on a regular basis, leaving their children without the critical support they need to reach their potential.
Your one-time donation or monthly sponsorship will provide a local student with special needs with ongoing resources and support they need to thrive.
“To have this program in our lives is a blessing for our family. For all of us, C.A.T.I. is a light after many dark nights because the team is helping our children realize their potential, to celebrate their accomplishments and help them with the difficulties. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
– Parents of Martin, 6-year-old with Autism