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.
To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.TherapAsia.net
Therap Asia starts an exciting journey with the world’s top NGO, BRAC. BRAC is an International development organisation working globally in Economic Development, Education, Public Health and also Disaster Relief sectors. Limia Dewan, Programme Manager Inclusive Education, from BRAC met with the Therap team at Therap Asia’s 2nd Annual Dhaka Conference, held in April 2018. After attending the sessions at the conference, BRAC showed keen interest to use Therap for their Neurodevelopmental Disability (NDD) Centers and One Room Inclusive Schools where they provide support to Persons With Disabilities (PWD).
Recently, Therap had an orientation with BRAC at one of the learning centers of BRAC, located at Uttara. Around 30 BRAC attendees were present at the orientation, which included Teachers, Program Organisers and Sector Specialists. Limia Dewan, Programme Manager Inclusive Education, along with Sanjoy kumar Saha, Manager (PWD), Sarder Lutfor Rahman, Senior Sector Specialist Inclusive Education and Md Mohsin Ali, Sector Specialist Inclusive Education were there to welcome members from the Therap Asia team.
The orientation to Therap software was given by Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive, Therap. He gave a presentation on the Therap software, where he provided information about what Therap is, what Therap does and what are the benefits of using Therap for the agencies providing support to the Persons With Disabilities(PWD). The attendees were really excited to know about the system and the functionalities of Therap. They also interacted with some very interesting questions.
The BRAC attendees, learned about the important Therap modules that are commonly used in Asia and their usefulness. The attendees were very excited to see that using Therap, their documentation will be faster, they will get to eliminate the use of paper and not waste huge amount of time in preparing reports. All the attendees showed interest and they are looking forward to use Therap for enhancing their quality of support. Therap Asia is also glad to get the opportunity to work with an organisation such as BRAC. The Therap Asia team looks forward to working collaboratively with BRAC for many more years to come.
To know more about Therap in Asia, visit www.TherapAsia.net
Therap and Inclusion International are proud to announce Therap as a Platinum Partner of Inclusion International’s World Congress 2018 in Birmingham, UK from 30 May – 1 June 2018. Inclusion International is the global network of people with intellectual disabilities and their families advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
“Our World Congress brings our global network together to help lead the way to inclusion. We know the valuable role software and technology plays in the lives of people and are excited to have Therap on board,” said Klaus Lachwitz, President, Inclusion International.
Therap is the US’ leading electronic documentation software for providers and government organizations supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, disability providers across Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines utilize Therap for daily documentation. Software tools include Individual Education Plans, vocational, children’s services, supported living supports tracking, and physical, occupational and speech therapy tools. Therap’s comprehensive system provides a flexible solution fitting industry needs and government regulations, ensuring audit trails and customized reporting for funder/donor organizations.
“Therap is excited for this opportunity and hopes to begin a long and fruitful relationship between Therap and Inclusion International,” stated Richard Robbins, Chief Executive Officer at Therap Services.
We look forward to seeing you at the Inclusion International World Congress. For more information, please visit www.worldcongress2018.com.
Therap provides secure, web-based documentation solution to over 4000 intellectual disability providers across the United States including over fifteen state governments I/DD departments and globally across Asia. Its certified EHR provides documentation, secure communication and data sharing between stakeholders including families and self-advocates. Learn more at www.TherapGlobal.net.
About Inclusion International
Inclusion International is a global federation of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Inclusion International has 200 members in 115 countries working to advance the human rights and full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Across all five regions, our global network works on our shared agenda to: support people to live and be included in their communities, make their own decisions, access inclusive education and contribute to inclusive development. Moreover, at our core we are a movement of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our global network is committed to building self-advocacy and supporting family leadership. Learn more at www.inclusion-international.org.
Therap team visited Jakarta, Indonesia in February 20, 2018. Johanna Kroth, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist and Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive from Therap visited Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten. They are providing residential support to orphans and persons with disabilities in Indonesia. Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten is using Therap to do their documentation for over one year.
During the visit Prattay Iqbal and Johanna Kroth provided training. Nine teachers were present during the training session. Sayap Ibu have been organizing their database through Therap. They are using Therap and updating the daily notes regularly. They found Therap useful and easy to document their data.They had lots of questions and queries for the Therap trainers and also some queries regarding Therap modules. Therap trainers were able to explain all the queries professionally. There were administrative training and teachers training provided.
It is always amazing for Therap to visit Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten. Therap looks forward to work with Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten for longer period of time.
For more information please visit www.therapasia.net
Therap visited Indonesia on February 2018 and had a training session with PPRBM YPAC Nasional. Johanna Kroth (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) and Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) from Therap visited the school. Nana Moeljadi from YPAC Nasional gave Therap team a tour of the school. They have around 60 individuals in the school and they involve the individuals into various activities like music therapy, gardening, making handicrafts and other vocational training .
After visiting the school Therap team had a training session with teachers. Mr. Dedy Saputra, Mr. Daniel Eko Prihanto and Mr Wahyu were present in the training session. It was a fruitful training and the teachers learned about some new features which will help them to track data and to enhance the quality of services they are providing. PPRBM YPAC also provides community based services in remote areas. Therap team had a great time with the teachers and the individuals of PPRBM YPAC Nasional and they hope to visit the school again.
To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.therapasia.net.
Therap team was at Manila, Philippines during February, 2018. Prattay Iqbal (International Business Development Executive) and Johanna Kroth (Senior Training and Implementation Specialist) visited St Philomena school and conducted a training session with the staff and the school administrators. Therap team received a very warm welcome from St Philomena school management.
Around 60 special children are currently enrolled in St Philomena School and they have over 12 special education teachers to provide services. The school authority Alphonsus De Alban and Kimberly Casiño De Alban from St Philomena school first received basic training on the Therap software. Therap team later had a training session with all the teachers of the school. First, the teachers got to know about the various features that Therap has and how these features/modules are going to help them to track and document their data. Then the Therap team showed them how to use Therap and document in Therap. It was an interactive training session, the teachers had questions regarding the software and when they were clear about the benefits of using Therap, they were really excited to start documenting in Therap.
Therap team had a great training session with St Philomena School and they hope to continue working with the school and visit Philippines again.
To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.therapasia.net.
Bangladesh Computer Council in association with ICT Division organized a Job Fair for persons with disabilities (PWD) on January 1, 2018. Therap was invited to the event by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) & Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) to attend this event. Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Hon’ble State Minister for ICT Division attended the event as chief guest. It was a great opportunity for the employers who want to employ person with disabilities. The employers had a chance to meet the candidates personally and conduct interview sessions. There were drop boxes in place as well so that candidates can come in and drop their resumes. Therap had the opportunity to meet prospective candidates and received a lot of resumes during the job fair. The job fair was insightful for Therap officials as they had the opportunity to meet some really talented and promising candidates throughout the event.
Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive, Md Asad Uzzaman Sazzad, Training and Implementation Specialist and Abu Saleh Al Momin, Training and Implementation Specialist attended the event on behalf of Therap.
To know more about Therap in Asia, visit www.therapasia.net.
Johanna Kroth, Senior Training and Implementation Specialist and Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive from Therap Services visited Jakarta during the first week of November and visited few agencies working with persons with disabilities. Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten is one of the few organizations who are doing some amazing work for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Indonesia.
During the visit chairperson of Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten Ms. Renowati Hardjosubroto welcomed Therap team cordially. Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten is currently a prime example of implementing Therap in Indonesia. They have been successful in implementing Therap for most of their documentation which they use to do in paper. They have already created a database of all their students in Therap. They are very excited to use Therap for documenting progress and health information of all their students.
During the visit teachers from Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten had a training session with Johanna and Prattay. They had a lot of questions and were keen to learn more. Johanna with her 30 years of experience in the disability field shared her views with the teachers and was very excited to know about the work the teachers do. It was an amazing experience for Therap team to meet and speak with the hard working staff of Yayasan Sayap Ibu Cabang Provinsi Banten and hope to continue working together in the future.
For more information please visit www.therapasia.net
The Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC) is a nonprofit and voluntary organization providing education and training to special children since February 3, 2000.
A team of 9 persons from Therap visited SWAC on November 14, 2017. Sabina Hossain, Director and Md. Mofizul Islam, Deputy Manager from SWAC welcomed Therap team cordially. USA personnel Jeff Covington (Deputy Director of USA State Implementation), Johanna Kroth (Senior Training & Implementation Specialist) from Therap USA team along with Quality Assurance professionals from Therap Bangladesh team visited SWAC.
The tour of the school started with visiting classrooms of SWAC with the guidance of SWAC personnel. Teachers and special educators of SWAC described Therap team how they teach and train the special children. Therap team were privileged to get a look at the curriculum and services provided in different classrooms of SWAC for different individuals.
After the school tour Therap team then had question answer session with teachers of SWAC. Jeff Covington (Deputy Director of USA State Implementation) answered all of their queries regarding Therap system.
Therap team is very delighted to visit SWAC and thanked SWAC authorities for the invitation.
To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net.