Therapists for Armenia

We aim to enhance the fields of occupational, physical, and speech therapy in Armenia and Artsakh through inclusive, sustainable approaches. Our goals are to make international connections, strengthen service delivery, fight disability stigma, and help our Armenian communities thrive. 

*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, promote accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities, and foster well being within Armenian communities through educational outreach, service, collaboration, and advocacy. 

We strive to create a strong international network of therapists, enhance our clinical skills, create educational resources, and help our Armenian communities thrive.

Membership Form

If you are an occupational, physical, or speech  therapist/assistant/student and are interested in helping Armenian communities, please complete our membership form below!

Community Initiatives

Visit to Head Office of the Republican Pedagogical-Psychological Center of Armenia

September 9, 2023

Over the summer we had the opportunity to meet with Lilit Mnatsakanyan, director of the Republican Pedagogical-Psychological Center of Armenia or the ՀՄԿ – Հանրապետական մանկավարժահոգեբանական կենտրոն. These centers are the implementing body of all inclusive education programs in the country. There is one center in each region providing evaluations, assessments, and individualized educational plans to leaners with unique needs and or in need of additional support. During our meeting, we discussed ways to support their efforts through sustainable approaches by strengthening capacity in regions with low resources and providing guidance related to assistive technology and classroom modifications. As we are already working with the center in the Lori Region, we are looking forward to expanding this collaboration further to support participation of all learners in Armenia!

Visit to We Can NGO in Yerevan

August 25, 2023

Last month we had the opportunity to visit We Can NGO/ «Մենք Կարող ենք» ՀԿ , one of our partner organizations in Yerevan. We Can or Մենք Կարող Ենք ՀԿ is a non-governmental Organization based in Yerevan focusing on the protection of rights of youth and children with intellectual disabilities and their family members. We joined their inclusive summer sessions which consist of creative activities that bring together youth with and without disabilities, siblings, and caregivers. Watch a video of their music activity here.

For the past year we have had the pleasure of learning from them to support disability advocacy in Armenia. We are also helping to put together resources related to sexual education and rights.

Together We Can have a more inclusive society! Thank you, We Can, for your important contributions!

TFA Helps Secure a Grant to Support Gyumri’s First Inclusive Playground

August 9, 2023

We are so excited to visit Gyumri’s first inclusive playground at the Emili Aregak Center! We played a small role in helping to get sensory equipment for this space and it is finally becoming a reality! This playground will have wheelchair accessible swings, elevated sand boxes, a trampoline, sensory stations, and more. It will be a safe space for all children to explore and play together!

Watch our reel!

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