The Cerecare Philippines Foundation, Inc. (CPFI) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on October 8, 2010 by its founder Lily Tanco, inspired by Cerecare Wellness Center in Shanghai, China. This is a family-centered facility that offers a wide variety of programs and therapeutic interventions designed to facilitate optimal level of functioning and purposeful living for individuals with special needs. The first in the Philippines to be accredited by both Department of Education and Department of Health, spearheading the incorporation of Conductive Education to traditional rehabilitation interventions. It is a Learning Center that focuses on children with special and developmental needs. Children with Special Needs (CSN) are provided with appropriate education where placement and service decisions are based on the individual needs of the student, in the least restrictive environment and in accordance with the system’s guiding principles. Its main office is located at 2nd Floor J&T Bldg., 3894 Ramon Magsaysay Blvd. Sta. Mesa, Manila. The foundation has 15 regular staff, 2 seconded staff (from St. Therese Academy-sister school of Cerecare Philippines Foundation), and 9 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 1 year on May 6, 2014 and which ended on February 11, 2015. First Renewal was for 3 years on June 5, 2015 and which will end on March 31, 2018.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are “to envision a therapeutic learning community for individuals with special and developmental needs to becoming self-sustaining and self-actualized in their respective fields of endeavor; to make a difference in the lives of individuals by providing them unparalleled professional services in the pursuit for independence, balanced daily living, and academic excellence; and to provide a multi-disciplinary approach in effectuating a comprehensive special education curriculum, a prevocational training plan and a vocational skills training program that aims for the optimization of knowledge and skills of the child with special needs and his successful integration into the community”. The Foundation’s programs/projects focused on Special Education, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Psychological Assessment, Speech Correction, Individual and Family Counseling and Conductive Education with Acupressure. Geographical scope of programs: Metro Manila.