Therap Asia organised their 2nd Annual Dhaka Conference 2018 at RAOWA Convention Center, Dhaka on April 9, 2018. This year the theme was ‘Using Documentation to Improve Quality of Care and Support for Better Future’. Both Therap users and potential Therap users from disability service providing agencies were present at the conference. Over 250 special school teachers, therapists and executive board members from across 60 disability organization attended the conference.
Various popular newspapers of Bangladesh featured the Therap conference- Ittefaq, Kaler Kantho, Samakal, Bangla Tribune and New Age. They also featured the news on their online news portal. The attendees at the conference also shared these news on their profile in social media. They also added that Therap should organise this type of conference every year.
The conference was introduced by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) M. Shamim Chowdhury, Head of HR and Vital Assets of Therap (BD) Ltd. Richard Robbins, CEO of Therap Services later shared his vision for Therap Asia and visions of Therap to go global. Members from the Therap USA team and also the users of Therap spoke about the importance of digital documentation to improve quality of care for persons with disabilities at the event. Therap users also explained the benefits they have gained by implementing Therap’s Electronic Health Records software.
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Therap is delighted to have been able to organize a successful workshop, in collaboration with SERC school Nepal on April 13, 2018 at Grand Hotel Kathmandu. Special schools and organizations supporting Persons with Disabilities (PWD) from all over Nepal attended the workshop.
The workshop started with the welcome speech by Anish K.C., General Manager, SERC school.
Moving forward Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive along with Michelle Saunders, Business Development Consultant of Therap gave an overview of Therap to the attendees and talked about Therap’s activity globally.
Later on, Joshua Corzantes, Senior Training & Implementation Specialist demonstrated Therap system and addressed the issues and queries raised by the users in the workshop.
As a certified person centered thinker Ishya “Shae” Dotson, State Implementation Specialist of Therap addressed the importance of person centered planning and demonstrated capturing information using Therap.
Fayonne Johnson, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist of Therap addressed the health tracking module of Therap and how it can be useful to track individuals’ health information.
Over 40 people attended the workshop, most of whom were special educators, teachers, occupational and speech therapists and senior management from different disability organizations.
At the end, there was question answer session for the attendees. The interactive question answer session went on for a while and all the questions were addressed. Therap Asia looks forward to having more such exciting workshops for the users in Nepal.
To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.TherapAsia.net
Therap Asia organised their 2nd Annual Dhaka Conference 2018 at RAOWA Convention Hall on April 9, 2018. The main theme of the conference was ‘Using Documentation to Improve Quality of Care and Support for Better Future’. Among the attendees, there were Principals, Executive Board Members, Teachers, Therapist and also some parents who are providing support to the Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Both Therap users and potential Therap users from disability service providing agencies attended the conference.
The conference was inaugurated by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) M. Shamim Chowdhury, Head of HR and Vital Assets of Therap (BD) Ltd. He expressed his gratitude towards the attendees and welcomed them. Later on Richard Robbins, CEO of Therap Services shared his visions about Therap in Asia and also ensured that Therap will continue working collaboratively with the agencies across Asia. A team of experts from the Therap US team, who have been working in the PWD sector for more than 25 years, also presented at the Conference. From the Therap US team Michelle Saunders (Business Development Consultant), Shae Dotson (State Implementation Specialist), Fayonne Johnson (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) and Joshua Corzantes (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) shared their views about Disability Industry, Digital Documentation and Person Centered Planning. They also showed live demonstration of some of important modules of Therap.
Sessions were also conducted by users of Therap, who are actively implementing Therap at their organization. These users explained various ways they provide service to special children and also how Therap plays a role at their organization for regular documentation and keeping track of records of these services. It was Therap Asia’s honor and privilege to have Ms. Mamtaz Sultana, Vice Principal from Beautiful Mind School, Dr. Mushfekur Rahman, Chairperson, Angel’s Care Foundation, Ms. Sabina Hossain, Chairperson, SWAC and Shaila Afroz, Clinical Occupational Therapist, Smiling Children as Guest Speakers at the 2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference.
Therap also had teachers from these schools who presented at the Conference which included Ms. Sabrina Mustary Smrity (Beautiful Mind School), Shamima Akter Deepa (Angel’s Care Foundation),Mahbub Hasan (SWAC) and Roman Ali Shah (Smiling Children).
Later in the day, two simultaneous sessions were conducted. Persons who are in the Management body of an organization (such as Executive Members, Chairpersons) attended sessions which were specifically designed for them lead by Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) and Michelle Saunders (Business Development Consultant). Teachers and Parents attended sessions regarding important Therap Modules, taken by Therap US team and Therap Asia Team. A Therap User Group Question and Answers session was arranged, teachers from various schools asked Therap related questions and these were answered by teachers who gave presentation earlier in the day.
This year’s Top Therap User award was awarded to teachers from Smiling Children Special School (Dhaka) and Anuvab Buddhi Protibondhi School (Gaibandha). Top Agency which implemented Therap the best, was awarded to Angel’s Care Foundation (Dhaka).
Therap Asia is glad to have another successful conference this year. Therap Asia will always try to work collaboratively with the disability service providing agencies across Asia and will always try to make an impact so that the persons with disabilities get the best support from the agencies. Therap Asia will always strive to provide best support to the caregivers of disability service providing agencies. Therap Asia looks forward to have more conferences and workshops in the future across Asia.
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Therap was the technology partner and one of the sponsors of the 23rd AFID Conference that took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference was held from November 19, 2017 to November 23, 2017 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre.
The conference started off with inauguration from the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid on November 19, 2017. On November 21, 2017, the Plenary Session – Education and Health was started off by the Therap team. Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) and Tanvir Wares Khan (Senior Software Engineer) gave a presentation regarding improving quality of services provided to people with disabilities by using Digital Documentation. Prattay Iqbal talked about why digital documentation is important in the disability sector and the benefits of using an electronic documentation software like Therap. He also talked about the various modules/features of Therap and how users are benefitting by using these features in their day to day documentation. Tanvir Wares Khan talked about why an user’s data in Therap is secure and how the infrastructure of Therap help users quickly deploy Therap, access the software from anywhere and helps them save large upfront costs. He also explained why Therap is the best option for concurrent usage.
The conference attendees from different countries of Asia showed interest in using Therap after attending the presentation given by the Therap team.
To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net.
Therap and SWID Bangladesh jointly organized a workshop in Rangpur, Bangladesh on June 11, 2017 in RCCI auditorium, Rangpur. As Rangpur is one of the eight divisions of Bangladesh and the place of the workshop was centered in the middle of Rangpur city so attendance from special schools and organizations was higher. Around 200 people from SWID affiliated special schools and organizations attended the workshop. Most of the attendees were teachers, special educators and head teachers of the schools.
Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive, Therap talked about Therap and introduced Therap to the attendees. The attendees then got to see some of Therap’s support materials such as user guides and training videos. Jowaherul Islam Mamun, President, SWID Bangladesh talked about SWID and then thanked Therap team for collaborating with SWID Bangladesh to organize the workshop. Shahadat Hossain, Psychologist, SWID Bangladesh talked about autism and gave suggestions and advised on how to take care of an intellectually disabled child to the teachers and special educators from special schools and organizations. Md. Asad Uzzaman Sazzad, Training and Implementation Specialist, later spoke to the attendees as they had a lot of questions. Attendees in the workshop showed a lot of interest in using Therap and Therap team is willing to organize training sessions with the users very soon.
After the workshop Therap and SWID Bangladesh team also visited some schools in the remote area of Rangpur. They are currently providing services to persons with disabilities. School authorities cordially welcomed the whole team and talked about their curriculum and services provided by them.
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Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID) Bangladesh has been working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities since 1977. Being one of the pioneer organizations in disability fields in the country, SWID Bangladesh has now over 350 special schools all over Bangladesh, under its umbrella.
The collaboration between Therap Services and SWID Bangladesh has come a long way since 2015. SWID Bangladesh is hosting the upcoming 23rd Conference of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID), while Therap Services is the Technology Partner and Sponsor of the conference. The conference is scheduled to be held from 18 to 24 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh and both parties are taking extensive preparations to organize the event successfully. Since the affiliation, 7 branches of SWID schools in Dhaka and SWID Branch in Chittagong have been implementing Therap for their day-to-day documentation.
In order to take this collaboration to the next step, Therap Team comprising of senior officials from USA visited their head office on April 17, 2017. Mr. Jowaherul Islam Mamun, Secretary General of SWID Bangladesh, also the elected President of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) welcomed Therap personnels, Jeff Case, Director of Business Development, Maureen Noonan, Director of Global Customer Support, Calvin Christensen and Ebony Johnson, Training Implementation Specialists along with Therap Asia Team, led by Faisal Iqbal, Assistant Director of Training & Implementation. Therap Team had a short discussion session with the teachers and support staff of SWID Laboratory Model School regarding the issues faced while using Therap and also discussed the difficulties and challenges related to the disability industry in Bangladesh.
Later on, they discussed on how to assist SWID Bangladesh to further improve their quality of services by implementing Therap in all the branches of SWID throughout the country in an even more efficient way. Therap Team was delighted to visit different classrooms of the school and interact with the individuals. It was great to know the benefits the school is really getting out of using an advanced yet simple online documentation software such as Therap.
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First Ever Therap Conference on “Improve Quality of Service for Persons with Disabilities Using Digital Documentation” in Bangladesh
Therap Asia successfully conducted their first National Conference in Bangladesh on April 20, 2017 at the RAOWA Convention Hall. With the motto of ‘Improve Quality of Service for Persons with Disabilities Using Digital Documentation’, the conference was attended by several disability organizations across the country, who have been working to better serve disabled individuals with the help of the online documentation software, Therap.
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) M. Shamim Chowdhury, Head of HR and Vital Assets of Therap (BD) Ltd., inaugurated the conference and expressed his gratitude to the attendees for their enormous dedication towards persons with disabilities (PWD). Richard Robbins, CEO of Therap Services, shared his vision for Asia and ensured continuous support for all qualified disability organizations across South-East Asian region.
On this occasion, Jeff Case, Director of Business Development of Therap along with Maureen Noonan, Director of Global Customer Support, Therap exchanged their views on this industry and how Therap can really enhance the quality of services for the disability organizations here in Bangladesh.
Later on, Mr. Jowaherul Islam Mamun, General Secretary of SWID Bangladesh and President of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) and Dr. Shamim Ferdous, Executive Director of Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation spoke on the overall scenario of the disability community in Bangladesh and how they are planning to utilize Therap to provide top notch support for the individuals receiving services from their respective organizations.
Being the national leader in the disability field in USA since 2003, experts and professionals working with Persons with Disabilities shared their knowledge and experience of more than 25 years during the conference. Originally starting career as support staff, Therap personnel Calvin Christensen and Ebony Johnson attended the conference and interacted with the users from Bangladesh to discuss some issues faced in the US for the last 15 years and also, how Therap helped them to overcome those issues. More than 200 people joined the Therap Conference, comprising of teachers, parents and senior management from organizations.
Therap is committed to make an impact on the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) by working with disability organizations throughout the world and by providing them necessary tools such as Therap software, so that they can easily improve their quality of services with better documentation. Therap Asia looks forward to having more conferences/workshops in Bangladesh.
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Special School for Disabled and Rehabilitation Center (SSDRC) has been one of the leading organizations working with Autistic children in Nepal. Ms. Sabita Upreti, Founder/ Chief Executive Director of SSDRC recently visited Bangladesh. During her stay in Dhaka, the Therap Asia team met up with her. The Therap Asia team had a very fruitful discussion session with Ms. Sabita regarding her use of Therap software and also her visit to Bangladesh.
Therap introduced Ms. Sabita to Mr. Jowaherul Islam Mamun, President of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) and Secretary General of SWID Bangladesh. They had an informative conversation and talked about their respective experiences of working in the disability sector in Nepal and Bangladesh. Mr. Mamun invited Ms. Sabita to attend the 23rd Conference of AFID, which is going to take place on November 18-24, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and will be hosted by SWID Bangladesh. Before leaving Dhaka, Ms. Sabita presented a token of love from SSDRC to Therap and to Mr. Mamun each.
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