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OUR VISION

Nurture a child’s creative potential and social contribution, mobilize family and community to develop children who advance the best in humanity.

 
A CHILD'S DREAM

About Us

A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, Inc., is Baguio City’s first pediatric therapy center for exceptional children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Language Disorders, Down Syndrome, Giftedness, Hearing and Vision Problems, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, or Sensory Impairments.

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Born from the vision of Dr. Francis Xavier Dimalanta, A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation is Baguio’s first pediatric therapy center for exceptional needs children.

Located in an area underserved by health services for atypical development, the D.R.E.A.M. Foundation aims to reverse this dynamic by providing the highest quality holistic care.

Through comprehensive assessments and customized programs, the Foundation strives to empower every child to achieve his or her full potential.

Dr. Francis Dimalanta is Founder & Medical Director of Baguio City’s “A Child’s DREAM (Developmental Rehabilitative Early Assessment & Management) Foundation, Inc.”, aimed at providing holistic care for special children in Northern Luzon and the Cordilleras.

His vision of bringing education where it is needed the most is answered in his involvement in the Cartwheel Foundation – a non-profit organization that helps educate indigenous children and communities.

A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation takes pride in having assisted over 10,000 children and over 20,000 parents, guardians, siblings, teachers and caregivers from the Philippines and around the world.

To date, the Foundation has held over 100 public community workshops, administered seminars to business and social groups throughout the region, and has worked with city officials to draft ordinances that benefit families with autism.

Our Services

 
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Assessments

Development and medical assessments performed by developmental and behavioral pediatricians.

Identify the child's unique strengths and needs, and the services and priorities necessary to meet those needs.

Therapy

Treatments intended to relieve or manage disorders, and help improve a child's overall functional level.

Help your special child gain confidence, speech, cognitive, and social skills, balance and strength to aid them in their daily lives..

Special Education

Helping and preparing children whose learning needs cannot be met by a standard school curriculum.

Special education, assessments, tutorials, and programs to enhance your child's academic performance or prepare them for school.

Workshops

Helping children express creativity, develop their senses, and cultivate their impersonal skills.

D.R.E.A.M. provides workshops to help both children and adults learn and develop their existing skills and talents.

HELPING OUR CHILDREN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

OUR IMPACT

Along with direct treatment, the Foundation also conducts community development initiatives.
In recognition of D.R.E.A.M.’s strong voice in special needs advocacy, the Foundation was awarded the inaugural 2014 SENIA Honorary Certificate for Advocacy in Singapore.

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Children Helped

20,000

Parents Assisted

100+

Workshops Held

 
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DEDICATED, HOLISTIC
Karim Pacis

May 2010, Mitchell can only write the word ‘Mitchell’. After 3 months in A Child’s DREAM, he can write up to 25 words. Not only can he write words, he can also communicate at a higher level. His fine motor skills have increased ten fold with the help of the Occupational Therapist.

We certainly will be back for more. See you soon!

Edwin Hawson

Dr. Dimalanta is the rare breed of medical professional who not only possesses great skill and expertise in his field of developmental pediatrics, but also the empathy and understanding that is so much appreciated by parents seeking consultation for their children.

Thank you Dr. Dimalanta for all your help to us!

Maricar Rosal

Through the last nearly 10 years, Francis has ably guided me and my husband in obtaining the optimum educational, therapy, and medical support for Ina, our daughter with Down Syndrome.

His periodic evaluation of Ina runs smoothly since our daughter is comfortable with him. He easily puts my daughter at ease through conversation and play, that Ina is unaware that Francis is already conducting tests on her.