The Parent’s Foundation, Inc. is
an empowered, self-reliant and sustainable organization
of parents and professionals committed to provide a broad
range of services which address the needs of autism and
other related disorders.
To develop centers of utmost capability
and excellence in the fields of Skills Training, Diagnosis
and Assessment, Research and Community Outreach related
to the cause of autism and related disorders.
HISTORY OF THE
In October 2000, a group of six parents
of children with autism and some professionals in Cebu
met and organized themselves to avail of the specialized
training from the Center in Manila for Autism and Related
Disorders in Manila. The center sent their directress
and some trainers to Cebu to conduct a training-seminar
on the management of autism addressed to parents and
other caregivers. With this initial contact, arrangements
were made to have the children assessed and individual
programs prepared for implementation within six months.
Thus, this paved the way for a long-lasting cooperation
between the center and the group of parents.
By late 2000, upon initial discussions,
and the support of the center, the group decided to
form a non-stock, non-profit foundation of parents and
professionals dedicated to the management of autism.
It was only in May 2001 when the foundation was actually
registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC). The parent’s Reach Foundation, Inc. was
formed with an initial membership of six parents and
The Foundation proceeded to prepare
plans for the setting up of a special education and
training center to be called the REACH Center. Teacher-trainees
were sent to Manila to train at the center. By June
2001, the REACH Center opened for enrollment.
REACH FOUNDATION INC.
1. To implement the REACH Center which
will provide a holistic and functional education and
skills training program based on functionality and lifelong
learning skills for children with autism and their
2. To develop policies, procedures and methods for the
efficient administration and operations of the organizations.
3. To prepare for the cause of autism and related disorders
by networking with other agencies, interest groups, media
and organizations and ensure the provision of continued
4. To develop and maintain local and international sources
of funds for the projects of the foundation.
AND PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION:
The Parent’s Reach Foundation,
Inc. (PRFI is a non-stock, non-profit, donee organization
composed of parents of children with autism and allied
medical professionals. It is accredited by the Philippines
Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) as an official
Donee Institution. The foundation runs and administers
the REACH Center.
REACH promotes the cause of autism
by networking with other agencies, interest groups and
organizations to ensure the provision of continued support
services for its clients.
What is REACH Center?
The REACH Center aims to serve the community
by effective recognition and management of children with
autism. It addresses a broad range of the children’s
problems including their medical, psychological, social
and educational and vocational needs.
An interdisciplinary team of professionals
work together and prepare a holistic and functional education
program based on functionality and lifelong learning skills
for children with autism an their families. REACH also
promotes the cause of autism by networking with other
agencies, interest groups and organizations to ensure
the provision of continued support services for its clients.
For Inquiries regarding schedule of enrollment,
assessment & School fees, Please contact us at:
Main Branch: (06)(32) 416 - 5505
Mandaue Branch: (06)(32) 422 - 9586