The Inspiration Center
The Inspiration Center is a first of its kind non-government organization headquarted in Belize City. It was founded by Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, Belize’s Special Envoy for Women and Children and Global Ambassador for Special Olympics International, in collaboration with CARE-Belize, the Government of Belize and numerous donors and stakeholders. The center provides physical and speech therapy, community based rehabilitation, basic medical services and social support for the holistic care of children with disabilities (birth to 16 years) and their families.
The merging of the Medical Model and the Community Based Rehabilitation Model of Care is what makes the Inspiration Center unique. The medical model embraces Medical and Nursing Services, diagnostic testing, comprehensive evaluation and treatment by Physical Occupational, and Speech Therapists and referrals to specialists. Meanwhile, the community based model of care embraces grass roots efforts, local resources, low cost adaptive aids, and inclusion. The merging of these models will provide pioneering quality care with the emphasis on early intervention and stimulation, and empowerment of our children with special needs.
Community Based Rehabilitation