Therapists for Armenia
We are a group of volunteers from occupational, physical, and speech therapy backgrounds who strengthen rehabilitation and disability services in Armenia through inclusive, sustainable approaches. Our goals are to make international connections, strengthen service delivery, fight disability stigma, and help our Armenian communities thrive. Join us or donate to support our efforts!
*We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Our Mission and Vision
The mission for Therapists for Armenia (TFA) is to advance the fields of occupational, physical, and speech therapy, to promote inclusion of people with disabilities, and to foster well being within Armenian communities through education, collaboration, support, and advocacy.
We aim to shift societal perceptions and attitudes towards disability and rehabilitation within Armenian communities through sustainable, equitable, accessible, and evidence-based approaches.
If you are an occupational, physical, or speech therapist/assistant/student and are interested in helping Armenian communities, please complete our membership form below!
TFA Member and IRF Graduates Organize Armenia’s First Dysphagia ConferenceJanuary 22, 2024
Our talented TFA member, Nathalie Halajian led a demonstration about cognitive evaluations and hospital bedside manners at the first ever Dysphagia Conference in Armenia organized by the Armenian Speech Therapy Association. Our IRF (Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Fellowship) Medical Director, Dr Laura Movisyan, and IRF graduates Tatev Sargsyan, Anahit Mayiliyan, and Anush Babayan presented as well. Anush Babayan, Chairwoman of Armenian Speech Therapists’ Association, stated, “Thanks to IRF, I have a fantastic team. Tatev, Anahit, and Nathalie have become invaluable assets.”
Coloring Book Fundraiser in GlendaleDecember 23, 2023
Therapists for Armenia would like to recognize and thank our fundraising committee for organizing a fantastic fundraiser selling our one-of-a-kind coloring books! And a special thank you to our members Kristine Movsisian and Lusine Karapetyan for volunteering to help that day.
The sale took place at Grandview House Preschool in Glendale, CA where many parents learned about Therapists for Armenia for the first time. Nice job, ladies! We appreciate your time, effort, and commitment!
TFA Members Host Professional Development Event in YerevanDecember 2, 2023
On December 1, two of our SLPs, Kristine Movsisian and Nathalie Halajian, presented on communication and visual supports for autistic children with the staff of the Autism National Fund and My Way Educational and Developmental Centre in Yerevan, Armenia. This hybrid event welcomes over 30 participants, with 25 attendees joining in person. This is part of a growing collaboration since 2022. This is the second webinar we have hosted in partnership with My Way. The attendees were very appreciative, and we look forward to further collaboration! Watch our reel here!