APAC, I.A.P. Asociación Pro Personas con Parálisis Cerebral (Association in Favor of People with Cerebral Palsy) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1970, which provides specialized care to people with cerebral palsy and other related disabilities.
APAC’s mission is to improve quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and of their families. The organization serves 500 people daily, including babies, children, youth and adults at its facilities in Mexico City. Care provided at the organization has a biopsychosocial approach, and is divided into three spheres: formal education from kindergarten to high school; physical rehabilitation and health services; and, alternative education, which includes independent-living workshops, vocational training, and support for social inclusion.
APAC’s vision is to always be a cutting-edge organization in the care of people with Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities in Mexico and Latin America.
Founded in 1970 as a support group of mothers with children with cerebral palsy, APAC has always strived to provide support to those who have no easy access to health, education, vocational training and social inclusion.
APAC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals with cerebral palsy, and their families. The organization serves 500 people daily, including babies, children, youth and adults at its facilities in Mexico City.
Offering more than 75 programs, APAC changes the lives of its beneficiaries through three main areas of intervention:
- Physical Rehabilitation and Health Services
- Formal Education
- Alternative Education
Our intervention has achieved educational, career and social inclusion of our beneficiaries.
The organization’s intervention model views families as indirect beneficiaries. Therefore, relatives of beneficiaries receive services, including support groups, workshops and counseling.
Board of Directors
Enrique Gerardo Téllez Kuenzler
Gabino Miguel Gómez Carbajal
Gabriela Eugenia Molina Ortiz Monasterio
Jorge Ogarrio Kalb
María Del Carmen Díaz Rey
Santiago Sepúlveda Y.
Alejandra Cullen Benítez
Magdalena Carral Cuevas
Guillermo Del Conde Henonin
Miguel Bernardo De Erice Rodríguez
Lara Christianson Ortiz Monasterio
Felipe Molina Ortiz Monasterio
Alonso De Garay Gutiérrez
Adriana Lorenzana Mendoza
Jaime Ruíz Vivanco
Alma Alvarez Fuentes
Gabriel Gómez Valencia
Juan Pablo Otero
Miguel Ortiz Monasterio
National Quality Award 2017
Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor, INADEM
June 6th, 2018
Analyzed Civil Society Organization Distinction
Confío, Construyendo Organizaciones Civiles transparentes, A.C.
May 30th, 2018
Best Place for Volunteering 2018
Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, CEMEFI
Merit Award for Early Intervention Program
World Cerebral Palsy Day
2018 and 2019
Nacional Monte de Piedad 2016 Award
Nacional Monte de Piedad
May 25th, 2016
“Gilberto Rincón Gallardo” Distinction for Inclusive Companies
Secretaría de Trabajo y Previsión Social / Dirección de Equidad y Género
2009 and 2015
Socially Responsible Company