DISABILITY

In 2007, Paraguay adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in which it undertakes, as a state party, to promote public policies for the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Statistics

People with disabilities make up about 10% of the world’s population. In our country, the latest record indicates that 10.7% (approximately 1 in 10 people) live with some form of disability.

Inclusion is our main objective!

Segregation

Exclusion

Integration

Inclusion

Paradigms

Segregation

In ancient times, people with disabilities were perceived as expendable, because they were considered a “burden”, a “curse” or a “punishment.” Therefore, they were marginalized, set apart or excluded.

Over time they were considered from their assistance needs. The response, at this stage of segregation, was raised from institutions such as homes or care centers where people lived; separated from their families and communities. In this type of models, ideologies centered on dependence and charity prevail.

Integration

Subsequently, at the stage of integration, people with disabilities started being considered useful as long as they meet standards and requirements that society demands. That is, the person must “catch up” to the requirements of schools, jobs, etc. The approach models are based on reinserting the person with disabilities into society, after being subject to interventions to go “normalizing” it. The rehabilitation models, sheltered workshops, special classrooms, etc. appear.

Inclusion

With the evolution of human rights movements, the stage of inclusion arises, where disability is considered, to a large extent, as a social issue. People with disabilities are subjects of law and the necessary conditions must be promoted so that they can participate and contribute in society. Therefore, they must be valued and respected in their differences and must enjoy the goods and services of the community. It is committed to equality and equity of opportunities. The models of independent life, accessibility, universal design and mainstreaming of policies appear, among others.

Concepts extracted from the material “Sintiendo, pensando y haciendo desde la diversidad”. Fundación Teletón. Page 8-9.

Admission criteria to apply to Teletón Integral Rehabilitation Centers

Admission criteria to apply to the entrance to the services of the Teletón Integral Rehabilitation Centers

Children or adolescents from 0 to 18 years of age, with physical or motor disabilities, with neuromusculoskeletal conditions who have any of the following diagnoses or conditions will be treated:

1) Infants with neurological risk up to 35 months with priority up to 24 months.

2) Physical, congenital or acquired disability secondary to pathologies of neuromusculoskeletal origin:

  • Child brain paralysis.
  • Traumatic brain injury or other acquired brain injuries.
  • Spinal injuries
  • Neural tube defects (MMC-spina bifida).
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Imperfect osteogenesis.
  • Obstetric gill paralysis.
  • Epileptic encephalopathies without gait.
  • Congenital or acquired amputations.
  • Peripheral nerve lesions and polyradiculopathies.

3) Chromosomal (eg Down syndrome) and genetic diagnoses (eg Rett syndrome), while presenting a moderate or severe motor disability, or if the genetopathy caused dysfunctions in the neuromusculoskeletal system.

4) Neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases.

5) Diseases of rheumatological origin that will affect the gross motor function.

Admissions of adolescents up to 17 years, 4 months old are accepted. When the child or adolescent has entered years before, care will be given up to 18 years, 11 months of age.

Each case will be evaluated individually according to the basic diagnosis and according to their status or clinical situation.

The proposed programs will be established according to the needs and possibilities of participation of the child or adolescent and their family, as well as the means available in the Rehabilitation Center.

Admission criteria

Children or adolescents from 0 to 18 years of age, with physical or motor disabilities, with neuromusculoskeletal conditions who have any of the following diagnoses or conditions will be treated:

  • Infants of neurological risk up to 35 months with priority up to 24 months.
  • Physical, congenital or acquired disability secondary to pathologies of neuromusculoskeletal origin.
  • Child brain paralysis.
  • Traumatic brain injury or other acquired brain injuries.
  • Spinal injuries
  • Neural tube defects (MMC-spina bifida).
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Imperfect osteogenesis.
  • Obstetric gill paralysis.
  • Epileptic encephalopathies without gait.
  • Congenital or acquired amputations.
  • Peripheral nerve lesions and polyradiculopathies.

– Chromosomal diagnoses (eg Down syndrome) and genetic (eg Rett syndrome), while presenting a moderate or severe motor disability, or if the genetopathy causes dysfunctions in the neuromusculoskeletal system.ca, congenital or acquired secondary to pathologies of origin neuromusculoskeletal

– Neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases.

– Diseases of rheumatological origin that will affect the gross motor function.

Teenagers up to 17 years, 4 months old are accepted. When the child or adolescent has entered years before, care will be given up to 18 years, 11 months of age.

Each case will be evaluated individually according to the basic diagnosis and according to their status or clinical situation.

The proposed programs will be established according to the needs and possibilities of participation of the child or adolescent and their family, as well as the means available in the Rehabilitation Center.

Admission process

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