TeletonUSA on National Nonprofit Day

On August 17th, we celebrate National Nonprofit Day in the United States to reflect on our contributions to our communities.

This 2022, celebrating this date has a special meaning for the TeletonUSA Foundation since we are celebrating our tenth anniversary. They have been ten years of significant challenges but, above all, ten years of great joy that would not be possible without the supportive unity of the people who, year after year, join us with a donation to our cause.

Today we want to celebrate this milestone by telling you a little about our history, our present, and what we expect for the years to come.

Love and Science in the Service of Life

TeletonUSA Foundation emerged with a clear mission: to raise funds and awareness to create a more inclusive world for children and youth with disabilities. In 2014, after two years of fundraising, we made this possible when the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute TeletonUSA (CRIT) opened its doors in San Antonio, Texas. A place that has become home to hundreds of families with a mission to serve children and youth ages 0-18 with neurological, muscular, and skeletal disabilities in the United States through a comprehensive, compassionate, state-of-the-art rehabilitation program focused on family treatment and inclusion.

The CRIT model of care is focused on four pillars to achieve maximum well-being:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Since CRIT’s opening, we have provided more than 182,000 services to families from 45 states. People with cerebral palsy or brain damage, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injury, skeletal disorders, congenital and genetic diseases, and developmental delay, among others, have been treated.

At CRIT, we provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Hydrotherapy services, sensory integration, assistive technology, augmentative communication activities, training for using motorized wheelchairs, and diagnostic tests for autism are some of our many services.

More than 1,600 families are waiting to receive the rehabilitation services that our facility in San Antonio, Texas, offers. We need your support so that more children, youth, and their families can be cared for and achieve their inclusion in society. We invite you to make a donation and help us make their dreams come true and their goals achieved. Click here and start making a difference.

On this important day, we thank you for being part of TeletonUSA. With your support and generosity, we are excited to think about all we will experience in the next ten years.

For more information on CRIT rehabilitation services, click here.