The purpose of the ICDR Philippines Group
To promote the equalization of opportunities for disabled people in the Philippines, within the human rights framework, through advocacy, service delivery, education, and research.
ICDR-Philippines was established in the spring of 2007. We believe in the values of mutual cooperation, partnership, respect, and strong linkages and networking in creating a united voice in addressing disability issues.
Poverty and disability are closely intertwined. As a group, we believe in the power of developing a global partnership as a defining force for development. We commit ourselves as partners of disabled people and view disability beyond the impairment level. We understand that if real social development is to be realized, a critical understanding of social issues needs to be dissected at all levels. In the process, the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities are only but necessary.
Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled, Inc.
Future Vision Sighted – Blind, Inc.
Pedaling to Live and Green Shelter, Inc.
KAAKBAY Rehab: The first non-governmental organization partner of ICDR-Philippines in the Philippines, the KAAKBAY Centre of Enablement has been awarded twice by the Government of the Philippines through its Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (2004 & 2007). It has also been awarded by the Philippine Physical Therapy Association for its Community Service.
Philippines Physical Therapy Association (PPTA): The official professional association of Filipino physical therapists, the Philippine Physical Therapy Association works with the PWG to achieve the goals of education, service delivery, and advocacy.
Society of Physiotherapists with International Credentials
Association of Differently-Abled Persons in Iloilo Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ADPIMC): ICDR-Philippines is working with ADPIMC on a vermi-composting project that aims to provide farmers with organic fertilizer. With its eco-friendly and sustainable nature, this livelihood project employs 15 disabled people. With the help of Dr. David Magee from the 2010 Lecture Day, the PWG was able to extend financial grant to the ADPIMPC.
Consulate of Canada: ICDR-Philippines partners with the Consulate of Canada (through Consul Robert Lee) in sending rehabilitation items for the people of Cebu.
|The Drs. Patricia Sullivan and Nancy DeMuth Project – “May K Refreshment Project”||Association of Differently-Abled Persons Multi-Purpose Cooperative|
|The Dr. Susan O’Sullivan Project – “Education and empowerment and family support programs”||Autism Society of the Philippines – Quezon City Chapter|
|The Carolyn Kisner Project – “Training mothers to become para-teachers of their young children with autism and related disability”||Autism Society of the Philippines – Laguna Chapter|
|The Catherine Goodman Project – “Eco-friendly tote bag production”||Dumaguete Effata Association of the Deaf, Inc.|
|The Dr. David Magee Project – “A situational analysis and proposed modifications of the “P4” Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development: Towards the inclusion of Filipinos with Disabilities”||University of Santo Tomas, Ivan Gomez – Researcher|
|The Dr. Bahram Jam Project – “H.O.M.E. Life for YWDs (Harnessing Options for Everyday Life for Youth with Disabilities)”||Autism Society of the Philippines, Laguna Chapter|
|The Dr. Bahram Jam Project – “Procurement of hydrocollator unit for the Adult Wellness and Rehabilitation”||Simon of Cyrene Children’s Rehabilitation and Development Foundation,Inc.|
|The Dr. Andrew Gucionne Project – “Training of health and daycare workers in the identification, early detection, and rehabilitation of children with disabilities”||Pedaling to Live and Green Shelter, Inc. (PLAGS)|
|The Drs. Patricia Sullivan and Nancy DeMuth Project – “Play therapy training program to help children survivors of Typhoon Yolanda”, a Research Project||Paulin Morato, MA (SpEd), OTRP (University of Santo Tomas; HK Polytechnic University)|
|The Dr. Carol Davies Project – “Community-based rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities”||Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled, Inc.|
|The Dr. Stephanie Nixon Project – “Creation of the PWD Career and Employment Resource Hub”||Philippine Council of Organization on Disability and Empowerment (PHILCODE)|
|The Yin Brown Project – “Future Vision Home”||Future Vision Blind-Sighted, Inc.|
|The Marcia Dr. Rioux Project – “AutisMALL Pilipinas”||ASP National|
|Dr. Pamela Levangie Project – “Translation and Equivalency of the Bicol Version of the 36-Item Interviewer-Administered WHODAS 2.0” (research)||University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Jordan Barbra Nava – Researcher|
|Dr. Carol Davis Project – “Computer Literacy Program”||Future Vision Blind Sighted, Inc.|
|The Chief Warrant Officer Michael Fuentespina Project- “Early Detection, Identification and Intervention for Children with Disabilities”||Pedaling to Live and Green Shelter, Inc. (PLAGS)|
|The Jaisa Sulit Project – “Community-based rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities”||Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled, Inc.|
|The Michael Serapio Project – “Service Vehicle Additional Budget”||Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled Inc.|
|The Suen Desa Project – “Livelihood Assistance for People with Disability”||Philippine Council of Organization on Disability and Empowerment (PHILCODE)|
|The Dr. Jeffrey Andrion Project – “Training on Urban Organic Vegetable Production”||Pedaling to Live and Green Shelter, Inc. (PLAGS)|
|The Dr. John Duane Heick Project – “Project I-SMILE” – Innovative Strategies to Maximize Individual Learning Effectiveness||Roxas National Comprehensive High School SPED Center|
|Training caregivers how to teach children with communication problems||Autism Society Philippines Laguna Chapter|
|Completion of 4 stalls Commercial Building||Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled Inc.|
|Cooking the Future Project||Future Vision Sighted-Blind, Inc.|
|Fundraising Capability Training||PHILCODE|
|Early detection, identification and intervention for children with disabilities||Pedaling to Live and Green Shelter, Inc. (PLAGS)|
Small grants funding
Since 2012, ICDR-Philippines has implemented the Small Grants Funding Program (SGFP) to assist the conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of disability related projects in the Philippines. Projects addressing at least one of the following three key areas are eligible: 1) livelihood; 2) education/research/advocacy (EAR); and, 3) rehabilitation services. Funding for the SGFP is primarily from the annual Lecture Day which is the signature fundraiser for ICDR-Philippines. As such, at the discretion of ICDR-Philippines, projects may be named after a participating lecturer. For more information on these projects please see information in our call for proposals, steps for funding and a description of current projects.