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Philippine Association for the Retarded, Inc.
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Welcome to the Philippine Association  for the Retarded web site!

Feel free to explore our pages and discover our organization's initiatives towards the EQUALIZATION of Oportunities and FULL Participation of children with mental retardation!!!

The Philippine Association for the Retarded which was registered at the SEC in 1974,  is a voluntary national organization established to provide comprehensive services directed towards the welfare of children with mental retardation and their families. It provides and promotes early identification and intervention of children with mental retardation through training of special education teachers, parents, social workers, etc, classroom instruction, vocational education, sheltered workshops, home based rehabilitation programs, parent counseling, home visit program, mainstreaming (inclusive education), community education together with general awareness program, and acts as an advocate for these children and parentys.
PAR maintains internal liaison with government agencies through the Special Education Division of the Bureau of Elementary Education, department of Education. PAR is a full member of AFMR and Inclusion International. PAR works as an advocacy organization and assist the government in the formulation of policies, action plans and legislation to ensure the right of children with intellectual disability.

A special Project on Integration of Children with disabilities in community.


Philippine Association for the Retarded, Inc.
c/o Office of the Director, Bureau of Elementary Education, 2/F Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines 1600 

(632) 633-7270

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