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GPRehab marks Mental Retardation month

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GP Rehabilitation is observing February as National Down Syndrome & Mental Retardation Month, under Presidential Proclamation No. 157.

The month aims at educating the community and providing appropriate services and opportunities to people with such conditions.

GP Rehab will organize three major activities to help raise people’s awareness about the conditions: On Feb. 9, month of observance will kick off with an Assessment & Information Campaign at Robinsons Place to be facilitated in by GPRehab therapists and teachers.

This will be followed by a Happy Walk for Down Syndrome & Mental Retardation from Quezon Park to Robinsons Place Dumaguete Atrium to be attended by children with Down Syndrome and mental retardation, parents, GPRehab staff, Special Education students and teachers, and government officials. It will be culminated with a program showcasing the talents of children with Down syndrome and mental retardation.

In addition, GPRehab therapists and teachers will also conduct radio and TV guesting to intensify the awareness raising about Down syndrome and mental retardation. (GP Rehab PR)

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