The Adeje City Council confirms that the activities of the Los Olivos Functional Diversity Attention Center (CAD Los Olivos) restarts its work today with the opening of the occupational center, which serves 24 people over 21 years of age subdivided into four groups attending to their capacities, which develop workshops on ceramics, painting, crafts, computing or recreational activities. Likewise, rehabilitation services, family respite, aquatic therapy, autonomy workshops, dining room and transportation are provided.
Gradually and facilitating adaptation, the rest of the services will be resumed, such as functional rehabilitation, psychological care and the ALAS and Pisada projects.
The councilor for the Disability area, José Antonio López Delgado, stresses that “working for disability is betting on rights. Furthermore, it is the only way to defend people who are struggling to gain a foothold in society. It is up to the public administrations, together with their families and the entire social environment, to really defend the integrity of people with disabilities and to be respected one hundred percent ”.
Currently, the Los Olivos Center for Attention to Functional Diversity has about twenty qualified professionals, mostly women, who directly serve 119 users, and provide service to another 65, all of them people with functional diversity in different evolutionary stages, which are accompanied and supported in the areas of social, educational, personal, work and community integration.
Among the services provided, there is Functional Rehabilitation, which, through appropriate therapies, aims to achieve physical, mental or social rehabilitation of the people who make up this group, enhancing residual capacities through physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychomotor skills and psychopedagogical support.
On the other hand, the purpose of the Psychological Attention Service is to carry out individual and / or group psychological evaluation and treatment based on the needs and demands of the users.
To these benefits are added the projects ALAS (Labor Accompaniment for Social Advancement) and ISADA (Social Integration and Advancement towards Adult Development). The first arises from the need to seek alternatives to access the world of work for those people with disabilities who show more difficulties in accessing employment, and the second is aimed at young people with functional diversity between 12 and 21 years old who begin their journey towards life adult and who need new services adapted to their needs, which provide them with the necessary skills for social and work integration.