Fundación Brincar x un autismo feliz | Brincar x un autismo feliz

 

About Us

Fundación Brincar x un autismo feliz of Buenos Aires, Argentina – was created in April 2010, through the initiative of two deeply committed mothers of children with autism, Carina Morillo and Soledad Zongroniz.

Brincar is supported by a group of Argentine families, corporate sponsors, community leaders and the expertise of a team of renowned medical doctors and, health and education professionals specialized in autism.

Brincar works for the happiness of children with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex lifelong neurological disorder that affects an alarming number of 1 in 68 children according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.  

Argentina has no proper statistics so prevalence is based on US figures.  This disorder is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.  Living a fruitful and rewarding life with autism is challenging and requires a comprehensive network of support and resources.

 

What we do

Our goal is to ensure the highest quality of life for children with ASD, by providing parents, teachers, health professionals and their communities, the required training to improve their education, cultural experiences, safe and fun-filled recreation and work opportunities.

At Fundación Brincar x un autismo feliz, we work through 4 programs:

 

Arts & skills, sports and transition for Young Adults with ASD

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  • Free arts workshops: visual arts, music, theatre, circus, photography, recycling
  • Transition to adult life program through skills learning workshops
  • 300 children, adolescents and young adults actively participating in our free arts and skills workshops

 

 

Family support

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  • Free assessment
  • Monthly meetings for parents, grandparents and siblings
  • Virtual forum platform including families throughout the country
  • More than 5,000 families trained since 2010

 

 

Professional Training

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  • Training Seminars  
  • Virtual library
  • Case study forums
  • More than 10,000 professionals trained since 2010
  • Virtual directory in autism of the country (netvibes.com/brincarautismofeliz)

 

Awareness and Community Actions

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  • Presentation talks in public schools and hospitals to raise awareness
  • Early detection program
  • Developmental milestones awareness documentaries
  • Facebook fan page with more than 40,000 active followers
  • Interviews by leading TV-, radio programs, and newspapers

 

 

 

Photo gallery of what we do

 

Plans for the future

Adult life is a main concern for families who have children with autism.  Parents find themselves worrying about a child’s independent lifestyle and care giving once they have pursued on. Existing facilities in Argentina and Latin America are limited to school age.  There are practically no transition to adult life programs or appropriate residence solutions. NGOs fill this gap through initiatives started-up by families.

Our objective for the next 5 to 10 years is to create an adult life platform including home, occupation and recreation with the required medical and institutional support.

  Independent Housing Project

 

Our Team

Board of Directors

President:

Carina Morillo, mother of Ivan aged 16

Vice-president:

Soledad Zangroniz, mother of Ramiro aged 13

Treasurer

Gilles Jourdan-Gassin, father of Ivan aged 15

Secretary

Gaston Fornasier, father of Ramiro aged 12

Members

Celica Ysrraelit, mother of Manuel aged 10

Marina Gotelli, mother of Constantino aged 9

Administration

Norma Martinez administracion@brincar.org.ar

Fund-raising

Patricia Torres   institucional@brincar.org.ar

Communication

Débora Galun    comunicacion@brincar.org.ar

Executive Team

Advisory Board

Dr. Natalia Barrios, Psychiatrist, MD

Dr. Celica Ysrraelit, Neurologist, MD

Lic. Valeria Soto, Psychologist

Lic. María Pia Espoueys, Deaf Education Teacher

 

 

Donate to Fundación Brincar in Argentina
and change the life of a child with autism

 

mama-con-hijo30% of people in Argentina live in poverty contexts and 52% have no health coverage. Our Free Family Program gives assistance and training to more than 3,000 families in the country.

Autism is present in 1 of 68 children, and is more frequent than pediatric cancer, diabetes and aids combined. Every 11 minutes, a new case is diagnosed.

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and relates with other people, and how they experience the world around them.

Your support can make the difference.