• Must be diagnosed by a qualified developmental
• Preferred ages ( 2 – 15 years old )
• Annual accumulated income of 100,000.00
• Filled-up application
• Certificate of employment and income of family
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
• Total family income
• Assessment by Developmental Pediatrician
• Recommendation / References
• Existing Education / Training
• Medical Condition
• Family Capacity
GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARSHIP:
1. Includes assessment by a
2. Includes sessions 5 days a week for one year at the
Two (2) sessions done at the home of the scholar.
3. Includes 2 sets of Home Program.
4. Includes Individualized Educational Needs Assessment
5. Includes Seminars and Trainings for the parents of
6. Includes usage of the Center’s facilities and
MECHANICS OF SELECTION:
Scholarship Committee composed of:
• Funding Agency
Representative of Funding Agency
Parent’s REACH Foundation Inc.,President
Joseph Michael P. Espina
• REACH Center
Reach Center Directress, Haidi Fajardo
PROCEDURES IN THE SELECTION OF A SCHOLAR
1. Announcement of the Scholarship
a. A poster is placed in strategic areas in the different
in the city. This would state that a Scholarship Program
is open to
indigent children with Autism. Other details about the
indicated including the address of the center, the telephone
and name of the person in-charge.
b. A Traveling Board is placed in malls, schools, offices
announce the services offered by the center.
c. Streamers about the center’s offerings are strategically
everyone will be informed.
d. Radio interviews about the center’s programs
are also given
priority as well as press releases in the community billboard
leading newspapers in the city.
e. Participating in activities in the mall is also a good
people to find out that a scholarship program for indigent
offered by the center.
2. Registration of applicants for scholarship at the
The parents of the applicants taken during the campaign
asked to fill-up the Application form. This would state
the personal data
of the applicant. Requirements like birth certificate
and Income Tax
Return (ITR) must be furnished.
Majority of the applicants are referred by Dr. Jacqueline
They are asked to go to the center to apply for scholarship.
If they meet
the qualifications then they are given the application
form to fill-up.
3. Pre-screening Procedures
The educational therapists of the center makes a surprise
the house of the applicant to confirm whether the applicant
qualified as indigent.
Applicants who have not been assessed by the developmental
Pediatrician are required to make an appointment for
4. Screening Procedures
Applicants who have passed the pre screening requirements
interviewed by the Parents Reach Foundation Inc. Board
Arch’t Joseph Michael Espina, President PRFI and
Arch’t Haidi Fajardo,
Directress of the Reach Center.
5. Admission Procedures
Names of the applicants who have passed the final screening
are submitted to the Funding Agency.
A developmental needs assessment to be conducted by
center’s educational therapists shall serve as
a basis for matching the
child’s needs with Reach’s services and
preparing the individualized
developmental program of each child.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS
A. Parents of the scholars are
required to attend the following trainings / seminars
keep them informed of the program and different specialized
therapy that their
children are undergoing.
1. Parent / Caregiver Orientation
On the weekend before the session opens, the parents
are required to
attend this meeting in order to know the Center’s
policies and services
offered. The children’s respective programs are
also discussed and
suggestions and recommendations on a Home Program the
set-up as an on-going routine are also introduced.
2. Phases of Development Seminar
This is a Two Phase Developmental Approach on Autism
3. Sensory Integration Seminar
Therapy approaches to enhance the child’s learning
and function is
discussed in this seminar.
B. Parents are urged to attend Special Events involving the children's programs.
C. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the Parents Support Group to sustain support for the children and the Center.
1. Classroom – M-T-W-TH
a. Sensory Integration
b. Behavior / Adaptation
e. Fine Motor Skills
f. Gross Motor Skills
7. Cognitive Skills
8. Pre-Academic / Academic Skills
2. Optional – Friday
1. sitting in church
2. exposure on an public place like the mall/market
3. sitting and watching in a movie house
4. etiquette in a restaurant
5. tolerance of sensation when in the beach
3. Saturday- extracurricular
Seminars / Trainings for teachers/Caregivers
COMPLETION OF SCHOLARSHIP
1. The scholars are awarded and recognized for
their participation in the
Scholarship Program. The Funding Agency is also
invited to witness the
2. Home Guide is given to the parents to help them
in the proper
management of the child so that they can continue
some activities at home.
3. A formal report evaluating the progress of the
child is given to the parents.
4. A post assessment by the developmental pediatrician
is given to find out the
progress of the child with regards to his/her development
A) Are there any major risks of which you are aware
that could affect the successful implementation
of the project?
The scholars are also given transportation allowance
so they can come to the center. If by any chance
the scholar cannot come to the center, this scholar
is given a HOME PROGRAM wherein the teacher goes
to the scholar’s residence to give the services
that he/she must avail of.
B) Other features of the project which you consider
The Scholarship Grant is one of the Community Outreach
Program of the Center. Parents and caregivers are
also part of the curriculum so they also attend
the sessions together with their child/ward. Training
and counseling services are also provided to low
income families so that they will learn how to manage
their child with autism.
Beneficiaries and Participants:
• Who will benefit from
the project and how will these benefits be realized? (total
number of recipients and number of women/children). Indicate
The scholars who come from indigent families will be the
beneficiaries. These children with autism will be given
transportation allowance and educational materials. They
will be provided with
the best service that the Center has to offer.
The caregivers and parents will be benefited too. Trainings
scheduled monthly aims to educate those involved with
the care of the child to
provide proper after school care. Parents and Caregiver’s
Management of Autism; Sensory Integration; First Aid for
Therapy and Social Skills are just some of the topics
At the moment the Scholarship Program can only afford
to give grants to ten (10) scholars per year. There is
a long list of children with Autism from indigent families
who need to be cared and educated. Although the Center
has the capability to help, it lacks funds to sustain
the project and a great number of qualified scholars are
placed on the Waiting List due to financial problems.
There is also a need to open an adolescent program because
a lot of children who are qualified for the scholarship
belong to this age bracket. In line with this the Reach
Center has developed a curriculum which in time will be
ready for implementation when the resources would be ready.