Disability is one of the main factors contributing to child vulnerability. Children with disabilities are considered the most vulnerable group of the society. From the very start not only the child but also the child’s parents face challenges. In our reality, the latter regularly face various problems related to the child’s therapies, organization of the daily routine, education and development. On the one hand, the misunderstanding of the concept of “disability” by the society, the ignorance of the society and the stereotypical attitude towards children with disabilities, on the other hand, the lack of access to services and resources can make the children and their parents even more marginalized and isolated.
Having children with disabilities and being well-aware of the importance of the proper care, services, therapies, socialization in the development of the skills of children with disabilities, Marina Parazyan and Lilia Karapetyan aimed at creating a foundation that would work towards the improvement of the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families’ by helping them to become full members of society and to lead a full life. The Source Foundation was established on November 7, 2013.
The Foundation aims to:
The Foundation runs activities aimed at improving the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families as well as at implementing projects that promote children’s physical and mental health and development.
By focusing our professional and parenting efforts on our children we:
The Foundation is staffed by leading specialists in the field who regularly participate in trainings, discussions, seminars which contributes to their professional growth and development.
Parents play a pivotal role in improving the quality of life of children and their families. Putting in all the efforts and resources we organize:
We believe that together we can help children with disabilities and their families to reach their full potential and achieve maximum results.