The Apolinario Mabini Awards was launched by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Inc. (PFRD) in 1974 on the occasion of its Silver Anniversary. Since then, it has been a major biennial program of the PFRD. The Awards was named after one of the country’s foremost heroes, Apolinario Mabini, also known as the Sublime Paralytic. His disability was not a hindrance to his creative genius that provided inspiration to the Philippine revolution.
* To recognize individuals, groups and agencies that have made outstanding contributions to persons with disabilities.
* To promote wider recognition of disabled persons as self-respecting, self-reliant and productive members of society.
This intensive one-week live-in training program for teachers in a collaborative undertaking of the Department of Education, the UP-Special Education Area Faculty and the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Inc.
A workshop seeks to train parents on how to cope with, effectively handle and communicate with their disabled children. More often than not parents are at a loss as to how they should correctly handle a child with earlier learning or physical disability. They are torn between feelings of overprotection and helplessness.
Some are even in denial of the truth they neglect to intervene early enough to make a difference in the child’s development and quality of life.
A. National Disability Rehabilitation Week
B. Freedom Walk
C. Mobility Medical Mission