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.
To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.TherapAsia.net
BRAC, world’s top NGO starts its journey with Therap Asia. BRAC is an International development organisation working globally in Economic Development, Education, Public Health and also Disaster Relief sectors. BRAC showed keen interest to use Therap software for regular documentation in their Neurodevelopmental Disability(NDD) Centres and One Room Schools. Limia Dewan,Programme Manager Inclusive Education, from BRAC attended 2nd Annual Therap Dhaka Conference and showed interest to use Therap for BRAC NDD centres and One Room schools.
Before starting, it was important that Therap Asia team has a clear idea about the structure of BRAC NDD centres and One Room schools. That is why Therap Asia team visited some of the NDD centres and One Room schools. Therap Asia team along with Sarder Lutfor Rahman, Senior Sector Specialist Inclusive Education and Md Mohsin Ali, Sector Specialist Inclusive Education from BRAC went to visit the NDD centre situated at Karail Slum. BRAC NDD centres provides care specifically for the persons with disabilities. Children living in the Karail slum who are diagnosed with Neurodevelopmental Disability (Autism, Epilepsy etc) go to these BRAC NDD centres to get proper service and education. Teachers and therapists provide regular support to the persons with disabilities. Each NDD center, provides support to around 20 special children. The Therap team, was explained how these children receive care and support by the BRAC representatives.
Therap Asia team also visited several One Room schools situated in the Karail Slum and at Shyamoli. These One Room schools provides support and education to both person with and without disabilities. In each of the One Room school, there are 30 children and among them, some of them have disabilities. In One Room school the same children study from class one to class five under the supervision of the same teacher. One Room school has pre-primary sections also for the children who are about to start their education. All these information regarding BRAC NDD Centers and One Room school proved very helpful for the Therap Team. Once BRAC starts implementing Therap, these information will enable the Therap team an effective implementation process of the Therap software.
Therap Asia team observed that BRAC NDD centres and One Room schools are run in a very systematic way and the teachers are very responsible. At the moment they document regularly in paper but with Therap they will be able to document using digital platform to keep track of the data and generate reports which will help them to enhance the quality of services that they provide. Therap Asia is very excited and looking forward to a great journey with BRAC.
To know more about Therap Asia, please visit www.TherapAsia.net
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.
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 participated in Inclusion Self-Advocacy Workshop on March 26, 2018 that took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was a two day workshop from March 26 to March 27, in partnership with Inclusion International and Parent Federation of Person with Intellectual Disabilities (PFPID). The training was guided by Inclusion International Empower Us self-advocate leaders Jayne from Kenya, Mark from Malawi and David from New Zealand.
Prattay Iqbal, International Business Development Executive participated in the Workshop on representing Therap.
Inclusion International is an international network which works with persons with intellectual disabilities and advocates with over 115 of its member societies for the inclusion of persons with an intellectual disability in all aspects of their community. Inclusion has been working over fifty years for human rights and now they are representing almost 200 member federations in 115 countries over five regions of the world including Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
The session was mostly run by self-advocates. Twenty-five self-advocates were present in the training session.
It was a very informative workshop about Self-Advocacy and the rights for Persons with Disabilities. Therap is glad to be a part of the Workshop and hopes to work with Inclusion International for a long time in the future.
To know more about our work in Asia, feel free to visit our website www.therapasia.net.