Monday, July 23, 2012

CITTI Project 2012

Welcome to the CITTI Project, 2012! 

We arrived in Quito on Saturday for a two week information exchange. Today we began our work with one of two new communities we are visiting. Here in the cloud forest of Mindo, we are partnering with local schools and community organizations to share information and offer workshops on creating adaptations to increase independence, communication, and curricular access for children and adults with disabilities.

The CITTI Project is a small but mighty group of volunteers who have professional or personal interest in the lives of people with disabilities.  We address the need for assistive technology, in environments where resources are very limited.  

Our backgrounds vary and include special educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, parents, and adults with disabilities. Each member of our team is a committed, creative individual.  This is the first year we have partnered with Ithaca College and are providing a Study Abroad experience for university students.  

Our volunteers work hard to prepare for our workshops.  There are materials to purchase, and models to make for replication by the participants.  It´s a lot of work but also a unique and fun experience.

We hope you will visit our blog to follow our adventure!

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