ABCD improves the lives of children with disabilities
across Palestine regardless of faith, race or gender

Humanity

The child, their family, their community and the therapists supporting them are at the heart of everything we do .

Neutrality

No matter what the situation is, ABCD will continue to support the most vulnerable wherever they are

Independence

We remain independent, focussing on the needs of the children our partners work with.

Impartiality

We support communities regardless of faith, race or gender.

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Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)

We have worked with our long-term partners, BASR, for over 30 years.

Speech and language

Currently, ​ABCD supports the running of BASR's Community Based Rehabilitation Programme, who work across the Greater Bethlehem and Hebron region, and BASR's Music Therapy Programme.

ABCD’s particular area of interest and help is supporting the BASR’s Outreach Programme. The Outreach Team consists of a multi-disciplined team of professionals and health workers who work through local community centres, schools and with families stretching deep in to remote rural areas.

How We Help

ABCD helps to deliver:

  • Individual Needs Programme provides equipment such as adapted wheelchairs, walking aids, medical boots, made to measure supports for backs, and other joints, also hearings aids, eyeglasses, transport for treatment, short term rehabilitation therapy sessions, corrective surgery and home modifications. These needs are identified and assessed by the Outreach Team.
  • Initial diagnosis can be undertaken at BASR. Early diagnosis is vital to prevent later ccomplications. 
  • Treatment and a bepoke rehabilitation programme are delivered through BASR. Each child is accompanied by a family member, learning how to handle the child and their treatment at home
  • And much more!

Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)
Physiotherapy at BASR
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)
BASR outreach worker in a local school
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)
Outreach workers visiting a family whose daughter they support
Dabke dancers at the BASR
Palestinian dabke dancers from the Ghirass Centre at a BASR celebration
Speech And Language
Speech And Language Therapy

How You Can Help

The economic situation continues to deterioriate across the region, and all our partners need your support to keep meeting the needs of their communities. Please help them by clicking here to donate today. 

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