Foundación Autismo en Voz Alta

  • We are a non-governmental (NGO), non-profit organization (NPO) established in 2006 in Caracas, Venezuela. It started driven by a family’s quest to integrate and educate people with autism.
  • We believe that education is an essential pillar for the development of an inclusive society and a contribution to the wellbeing of its members.

Autism comprises a set of neurobiological disorders. *

  • It affects how the person communicates, socializes and experiments the surrounding world.
  • It presents itself in different degrees, from barely noticeable to the most severe levels compromising different areas.
  • With an adequate diagnosis and intervention, people with autism are able to develop their skills and improve the quality of their life.

*Denominated in the DMS-V Autistic Spectrum Disorders

This is how I see autism

About us

An organizational and educational high impact model
that transcends our classrooms.

At Autismo en Voz Alta people with autism have the opportunity to receive the education
they have a right to, regardless of their socio-economic background.

An organizational and educational high impact model that trascends our classrooms.

At Autismo en Voz Alta people with autism have the opportunity to receive the education they have a right to, regardless of their socio-economic background.

Each child and adolescent we assist develops skills in all aspects of life

Its family acquires
more autonomy
and productivity

Teachers and other professionals receive training and education

Awareness is created
in their communities

Each child and adolescent we
assist develops skills in all
aspects of life

Its family acquires
more autonomy
and productivity

Teachers and other
professionals receive
trainingand education

Awareness is created
in their communities

Thus, we contribute to the wellbeing of those who live with autism, as well as to the development
of an inclusive society.

Thus, we contribute to the wellbeing of those who live with autism, as well as to the development of an inclusive society.

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At Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta we value every endeavour,
yet we understand that our success
is measured in results:

At Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta we value every endeavour, while also understanding that our success is measured in results.

We teach, acknowledging the capacity of the person
with autism:

We teach, acknowledging the capacity of the person with autism

We are all able to learn. We recognize special education as the biggest hope for integration and improvement of people with autism.

We acknowledge that a person with autism is part of this world, not a world apart:

We acknowledge that a person with autism is part of this world, not a separate world.

We not only educate people with autism, we also teach, support and create awareness in the surrounding world (parents, teachers and community).

We work to reinforce the person’s strengths and
interests so he/she can achieve independence:

We work to reinforce the person’s strengths and interests so he/she can achieve independence.

We ask ourselves what do the students like, what are they interested in, what do they excel in, and we reinforce those skills. Our goal
in teaching people with autism is to help them  reach independence
and inclusion in their environment.

We ask ourselves what does he/she like, what is he/she interested in, what is he/she good at, and we reinforce those skills. Our goal in teaching people with autism is to help them  reach independence and inclusion in their environment.

Our facilities

The Autismo en Voz Alta Center is a place to grow
and learn about autism.

The Autismo en Voz Alta Center is a place to grow and learn about autism.

2.700 square meters of infrastructure especially designed, built and equipped to
assist our population with autism.

2.700 square meters of infrastructure especially designed, built and equipped to assist our population with autism.

Impact

Since 2006, our work at Autismo en Voz Alta has directly benefited people with autism, their families as well as professionals who assist them, within and outside our classrooms.
Since 2006, our work at Autismo en Voz Alta has directly benefited people with autism, their families as well as professionals who assist them, within and outside our classrooms.

Slide Specialized
Assistance
2018-2019 school year Psycho-Educational
Program
107 students Diagnosis
and Evaluation
418 Patients Therapies 61 Children Professionals 82 Professionals Financial Support for
the psycho-educational
program during the
last 5 years
7 out of
10 students
Financial support
for the diagnosis
during the last 5 years
1 out of
10 patients
Scholarships handed
out in the last 5 years
551 Scholarships
3.624 internship and
volunteer hours per year
2013 to the 2019
220 Persons
Training
and tutelage
Support for parents 2018-2019
5 Workshops
Personnel
training
2018-2019
19 Courses and
Informative talks
Diploma and
specialization with the
Monteávila
Universidad (UMA)
2006-2019
625 professionals
Inclusion:
Annual
Initiatives 2019
Campaigns
• Una sonrisa por
el autismo
• @globalgiving
• #GivingTuesday
Alliances with the Universidad
Metropolitana (UNIMET)
Pilot classroom with 3 children
  with autism.
Personnel training
Dialogues y
Workshops
Technical-Practical
260 Persons Events 5k Un paso por
  el Autismo
Cambalache por
  el Autismo
Subasta en Voz Alta
Día Mundial del Autismo
Consultancies Fundana: Training and
  diagnostic tools.
Para Más: Adaptation
  of activities.
  Adult Life Program.

Trajectory

2006

  • Creation of Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta
  • Certificate programs and specialization together with the Universidad Monteávila (UMA)

2006

  • Creaton of Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta
  • Certificate programs and specialization together with the Universidad Monteávila (UMA)

2008

  • Construction of the headquarters

2008

  • Construction of the headquarters

2010

  • Inauguration of the headquarters
  • Beginning of specialized assistance
    • Psycho-educational program
    • Diagnosis and Evaluation
    • Therapies

2010

  • Inauguration of the headquarters
  • Beginning of specialized assistance
    • Psycho-educational program
    • Diagnosis and Evaluation
    • Therapies

2013

  • Internships and Volunteering are enabled

2013

  • Internships and Volunteering are enabled

2018

  • Workshops and informative talks are incorporated for parents and professionals

2018

  • Workshops and informative talks are incorporated for parents and professionals

2019

  • Alliance with Universidad Metropolitana

2019

  • Alliance with Universidad Metropolitana

2020

  • Introduction of remote services: development, screening and support

2020

  • Introduction of remote services: development, screening and support

Use of Resources

Why do we need your support?

Slide Training
and education
Inclusion – Support
and consultancy
Inclusion - Awareness Attention

Specialized assistance (71%)

  • Scholarships
  • Specialized academic resources
  • Technological resources

Training and education (11%)

  • PECS Training
  • Moidi Certification
  • Platforms upgrading

Inclusion - Awareness (11%)

  • Events
  • Campaigns
  • Informative talks
  • Social networks
apoyo y

Inclusion – Support and consultancy (7%)

  • Training and instruction programs
  • Assistance methodology

Allies

The trust and support of the companies and individual
donors and sponsors of Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta (NPO)
have been key in achieving our goals.

To them, our sincere thanks for having decided to be part of Autismo en Voz Alta:

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Team

At Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta we are a team of parents and representatives,
teachers, psychologists, administrative personnel, volunteers, consultants and donors who,
encouraged by conviction, vocation and/or need, are committed to putting forth their skills,
competencies and resources to the service of people with autism.

The team made of our students and beneficiaries
who each day inspire us to work with and for them. We know that in the end,
our achievements are the result of everyone’s teamwork!

At Fundación Autismo en Voz Alta we are a team of parents and representatives, teachers, psychologists, administrative personnel, volunteers, consultants and donors who, encouraged by conviction, vocation and/or need, are committed to putting forth their skills, competencies and resources to the service of people with autism.

The team, made of our students and beneficiaries who each day inspire us to work with and for them. We know that in the end, our achievements are the result of everyone’s team work!

Board of Directors

President
Isabella Paúl

Vice – president and Director
María Isabel Pereira

Director
Marianella Paúl

Executive Manager
Maria Eugenia Grossmann

Board of
Directors

President
Isabella Paúl

Vicepresident and Director
María Isabel Pereira

Director
Marianella Paúl

Gerente Ejecutivo
Maria Eugenia Grossmann

External
Advisory
Council

Technical Director
Anny Gru Koifman

Partner at Agrega Partners
Nathalia Quirós

Management Consultant
Alexandra Casielles

Educator
Valentina Gómez

Fundación Buena Voluntad Manager
Caroline Ruiz