The APAE (Association of parents and friends of exceptional) of Curitiba is a philanthropic, nonprofit association, founded in October 6, 1962, aiming to provide care to people with learning or multiple disabilities, from infancy to old age, offering assistance in the fields of health, education, social and work, aiming at the full development of their capabilities and also to promote their integration with their society, fighting for the guarantee of their rights.
In Curitiba APAE consists of five schools that offer free consultations in the areas of education, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, medicine, hydrotherapy, physical education, music therapy and nutrition, providing more than 800 daily attendance in their schools.
Before the period of June festivities got too in the past, I decided to make this post with the photos that were taken by me at the APAE’s June Festival, which happened in the agricultural school in Santa Felicidade on June 13th. All schools presented their “quadrille” . The children portrayed by me are from CEDAE (which serves children from 0 to 6 years old), whose headquarters is at Alferes Angelo Sampaio Street, 1597 in Batel district.
APAE does a wonderful job that ennobles much all professionals who work there. I've had a lot of contact with the CEDAE and I can say that it is a fantastic experience to know their job and to meet and to be moved by these lovely, lovely children.