Special Needs School
OCHO believes that all children, irrespective of nationality, age, gender, or ability, should enjoy a free and appropriate education without discrimination of any kind.
OCHO raised the funds and completed the construction of a school to provide both special education and rehabilitative services to children with special developmental needs such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, hydrocephalus, and spina bifida.
OCHO’s team of developmental pediatricians, physical and occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists provides annual onsite consultation at the school as well as ongoing telehealth clinical support and training to Honduran educators, rehabilitation specialists and physicians throughout the year.
The new school will continue to expand to serve over 200 children in the community who currently do not have access to interventions. The goal is to treat children and provide education and resources to their families to enhance the potential for an active integration in the community and to improve quality of life. Developing and supporting a rehabilitation and educational center of excellence for children with special needs like the one OCHO and CRIC-Atima envision is especially impactful in rural communities and among low-income families.
Listen to Oscar, one of the children who receives services at CRIC-OCHO. He expresses his gratitude about the work that OCHO brings to Atima: