A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation takes pride in having assisted over 3,000 children and over 5,000 parents, guardians, siblings, teachers and caregivers from the Philippines and around the world. Along with direct treatment, the Foundation also conducts community development initiatives as well as special needs advocacy. 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. In recognition of D.R.E.A.M.’s strong voice in special needs advocacy, the Foundation was awarded the inaugural 2014 SENIA (Special Education Network in Asia) Honorary Certificate for Advocacy in Singapore.


D.R.E.A.M. Milestones:

2020
  • Outreach Storytelling & Art Workshop for Chosen Children Foundation with 20 kids and 9 volunteers
  • Reading Assessment with Readpro Center for Literacy involving 10 families
2019
  • Parent Support Group Meeting with 14 participants
  • Thank God It's Fun Friday Making Crepes with Teacher Mailys
  • Art Work shop with 15participants
  • Seminar on Speech Disorder, Autism, and ADHD (Benguet State University) with 180 College of Teacher Education Students
  • Promoted Random Acts of Kindness thru the Kindness Calendar which was distributed to  the Dream Team, kids, parents and families
  • Art WORKSHOP In Celebration of Autism Awareness Month with 19 participants
  • Go to Grow for Hope with 23 participants
  • Craft Box Making with 22 parcitipants
  • Greeting Card Making with 21 participants
  • National Children's Book Day with 71 participants
  • Umawit at Maglaro Tayo sa D.R.E.A.M with 13 participants
  • Let's Make Pizza!!! Amare with 12 participants
  • National Play Advocacy Week with 13 participants
  • CHRISTMASK BALL with 55 participants

 

2018
  • Gardening - Nurturing Seeds of Hope by Josie Dimalanta Pangilinan with 14 participants
  • International Dance Day by First Allegro Dance School with 47 participants
  • Yoga for Kids & Parents by Olivia Yao with 11 participants
  • SPED Intervention by Olivia Yao  with 15 individual consults and 11 follow-ups
  • Magic Show by Magicians Foundation, Inc.  with 91 participants
  • Dare2DREAM Camp by CISV Quezon City & Baguio City, Musikgarten, MAGFI, First Allegro Dance School, Kawiwit Storytelling Initiative  with 213 participants
  • Autism Works Open House with ASP National President Mona Veluz  with 5 interviewees
  • National Children's Book Day with Ronald McDonald House of Charities, SPED-Wangal  with 97 participants
  • KidsPlay involving Rochelle Bakisan, Kawiwit Storytelling Initiative, First Allegro Dance School, Musikgarten with 82 participants
  • Pizza Chef Day at Amare La Cucina with 39 participants
  • Functional Medicine Talk by Dr. Raymond Escalona of Life Science Institute with 29 attendees
  • Dream Mandala Art Workshop at The Baguio Museum with 36 participants
  • TheraFree with CommuniCare servicing 16 children for OT & Speech Screening
  • Qi Sensory Behaviour Detective & My Name is Trauma Workshops by Jon-Jon Rivero, OT (C), Certified Trauma Specialist with 83 participants
  • Fashion Show, Benefit Dinner & Concert at Hill Station with 107 attendees
  • Santa's Little Elves Christmas Party with 101 attendees
2017
  • Valentine’s Flower Paper Folding Art Workshop by MagTv na Atin ‘to! (ABS-CBN) with Kiko Villalba  & Claro Nang-is with 32 participants
  • Magic Show by Animagi Entertainment with 22 participants
  • Pet Encounter and Art Workshop by MagTV  and Animagi Entertainment – bunnies, snakes, parrots, & a pig enjoyed by 23 participants
  • International Dance Day with 1st Allegro Dance Studio Teacher Patricia Rivera assisted by ballet students with 33 participants
  • 2nd Free Ballet Class with 1st Allegro Dance Studio Teacher Patricia Rivera assisted by ballet students with 20 participants
  • Parent Sharing: The Son Rise Program with Michelle Tambunting with 148 participants on simple, effective Son-Rise strategies that have helped parents encourage their children with Autism to look at them, use verbal & non-verbal communication, interact socially and become more flexible 
  • National Children’s Book Day celebrated with Philippine Pediatric Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines, Department of Education CAR Region, Adarna Publishing House and CISV Step Up Camp Umali with youth delegates from Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Norway, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey – storytelling, games, art activity and photo booth with 143 participants
  • Behavior Managment Workshop with 15 participants
  • MAUI Christmas Party with 150 participants
2016
  • Financial Wellness Seminar (Part 1) – Sunlife Financial: Ramon & Neri Valdestamon
  • Assessments with Tomatis Philippines
  • Valentine Pop-Up card workshop with MagTV na Atin ‘to! with Kiko Villalba & Zam Dy
  • Oral Health Program with Philippine Dental Association Baguio Chapter
  • Financial Wellness Seminar( Part 2) with Sunlife Financial, Ramon & Neri Valdestamon
  • Organic Seminar – Live Long Detox Bar with Maria Christina Imadhay
  • Speech Assessments – Learning TRAIN Center with Monique Del Mundo
  • Tie-Dye Workshop – with hosts Kiko Villalba and Zam Dy, “MagTv na Atin ‘to!” (ABS-CBN)
  • Shine Center in DREAM – SPED evaluation with Bunny Joaquin
  • Toilet Paper Animal Art Workshop with Mag TV na Atin ‘to! hosts Zam Dy & Claro Nang-is
  • Story Telling with Mass Communication students from Saint Louis University
  • Art Workshop with students from Saint Louis University
  • “Understanding Down Syndrome” with Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc.
  • 1st Parent Support Group Meeting – Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week
  • Design Your Cupcake Art Workshop with MagTV na atin ‘to! hostsKiko Villalba & Claro Nang-is
  • Art Workshop: Mobile Mosaic – Rochelle Apaling, Bryan Navarro, Kizel Cotiw-An
  • Art Workshop Series 1: Basic Painting – Rochelle Apaling, Bryan Navarro, Ronald Dulay
  • Art Workshop Series 2: Painting w Buds – Rochelle Apaling, Bryan Navarro
  • Art Workshop Series 3: Painting Masks – Rochelle Apaling
  • iMove – Kids Yoga with Ekam Yoga Studio – Krezel Ching Adjad
  • Art Workshop – with Alexander Musni and hosts Zam Dy & Claro Nang-is, “MagTv na Atin ‘to!” (ABS-CBN)
  • DREAM Disney-themed Christmas Party
2015
  • Basic Drawing and Painting Workshops for kids aged 4-13 years, in collaboration with Baguio Arts Guild members, Dianne Santos-Mondok, Clemente Delim, Jenny Marsha Agtani, and Ronald Cabilla
  • Physical Therapy Seminar, “Fit to Take Part” in celebration of PT Month with the help of Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital Educational Institution
  • Water Color and Origami workshop (participants were from ages 4 to 32), with Baguio Arts Guild members, Ronald Cabilla and Clemente Delim
  • Storytelling and Storybook Making with Maia Lucero Regalado and family, 88 books donated (all genres for all ages)
  • “Using Applied Behavior Analysis in Teaching Skills and Managing Behaviors” Workshop at ABC Center Philippines with Director Lillibeth Tan, Sarah Jane Jocson, and Kristine Gomez
  • Pastel on Sandpaper Painting for kids ages 5-13 with Baguio Arts Guild member, Ronald Cabilla
  • Easter Egg Coloring for kids ages 3-13 with Baguio Arts Guild member, Dianne Santos-Mondok
  • Zumba for parents, teachers, and children with Fitness Edge Instructor, Nette Visperas-Delenela
  • Tie Dying with Baguio Arts Guild members, Dianne Santos-Mondok and Raquel Diokno
  • Gluten Free Cassein Free Talk & Baking Demo with Wilma dela Cruz- Ligot (Director, I-Study Learning Station Tutorial and Play Center) and Roy Amores (Amores Gluten-Free Foods)
  • Kids’ Ballet in collaboration with First Allegro Dance Studio Teacher Jang Lacsamana Celzo with Rafaelle Valleriano, Camille Martin, Hadji Mae Langaoen, Vanii Bates and Kairah Garrido
  • Better Speech and Hearing Month Hearing Test in DREAM with HeAr Center audiologists and staff, Eula Alparce, Donna Sison, Vina Centeno and Gina Gomez
  • The Phenomenon of sound and the Magic of Hearing by Dr. Francis Xavier Dimalanta attended by Medical Students from various schools
  • Behavior Management Training for Children with Autism, with Cheryl Potter, Speech and Language Pathologist and Lisa Martin, Special Education teacher, in Partnership with Helping Hands Healing Hearts Ministries Philippines, Inc.; Sponsored by DayStar TV Network (Cullman, Alabama, USA)
  • Dream Catcher Making with Baguio Arts Guild member, Richard Jacalne
  • Necklace and Jewelry Making with Baguio Arts Guild member, Marlou Na-oy
  • Reading Assessment by Katch PH Reading Teachers: Kar Abola and Precious Valenzuela
  • Early Education Project commenced – Ivanah Puzon joins DREAM; co-teaching with Karla Fermin
  • Still Life and Flower Pot Painting with Baguio Arts Guild
  • Learning Train Center in DREAM – Free Speech and OT evaluations
  • “Creating Colors” and Armband Making with Baguio Arts Guild
  • Oral Health Program with Philippine Dental Association Baguio Chapter
  • Finger painting, “Money Smart Kids” with Dr. Marnie Prudencio and JR Prudencio, and Paper Mache workshops
  • Behavior Management Training for Children with Exceptional Needs
  • Kindermusik with Teacher Suzette Kho
  • Coffee Grounds Art Workshop with Vincent Navarro
  • Reading Assessment by Teacher Kembell Lentejas of The Literacy Ladder
  • Judge, Little Mr. & Mrs. Silahis ng Pasko – City Social Welfare and Development Office Engineer’s Hill Covered Court
  • MagTv na Atin ‘to! Thank You for the Love Stories – Giftgiving program – with hosts, Kiko Villalba and Zamantha DY
  • DREAM Inside Out Christmas Party with La Union SPED Center as special guests
2014
  • Begins Literacy and Reading Program, “Special Help for Special Girls” in collaboration with Soroptimist International Pines City
  • Attends SENIA Conference, Singapore
  • Dr. Francis Xavier Dimalanta receives the inaugural SENIA Honorary Certificate for Advocacy Award as Founder & Medical Director of A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, Inc.
  • Hosts Arts Workshop with Baguio Arts Guild’s Diane Mondok and her team, teaching basic drawing, painting, clay sculptures, solar painting, Easter egg coloring, tie dyeing and basic guitar lessons
  • Staff enrichment with “Art as a Tool in the Values Development of Children,”  by Araceli Limcaco Dans and “Art of the Innocents: Teaching Art to Children with Special Needs,” by Baba Dans Paguia at the Baguio Country Club
  • iMove Yoga and Ballet Workshops
  • We Fit! Family Fitness Fun with Patrick Meo
  • Hosts “Parents as Communication Partners” Workshop with Speech & Language Pathologist Katrina Abraham.
  • Donates physical therapy equipment to Little Flower Rehab Center
  • Donates computers to Immaculate Conception Parish, Aurora Hill
  • D.R.E.A.M. Education Specialist Anne Marie Dimalanta is keynote speaker at public screening of the film, Life of Pi, for children with special needs, hosted by SM Cares Program on Disability Affairs
2013
  • D.R.E.A.M. celebrates A Decade of Service with 10  activities to mark 10 years:
    – Art Collaboration and Auction (by renowned Baguio and Manila artists)
    – Book Launch of Project Mom (by Bianca Elizalde & Amanda Griffin)
    – Concert with Glenn Gaerlan
    – Dinner for a Cause at Hill Station
    – Environmental Pledges with Pine Cone Movement, Inc. & Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary, Baguio with Mita Dimalanta
    – A Fair to Remember with Therapy Sessions, Booths, Yoga, and Dance Classes
    – Giant Steps, launch of SPED tutorials and Preschool by Anne Marie Dimalanta
    – Heroes’ Photos with Mitzi Mapa
    – Irene’s Book Drive and Storytelling Session (100 books donated by Lito & Meldy Fider and the Tanchip Family)
    – JD’s Legacy, Inspirational talk & Audio Visual Presentation to honor Johnnie M. Dimalanta on his 1st Death Anniversary (2 Weddings, An Investiture & A Funeral).
  • D.R.E.A.M. conducts “iSee, iFollow, iDo: Managing Challenging Behaviors” Parenting Seminar.
  • Hosts “iTouch, iHeal: Role of Physical Therapy in Pedia Rehabilitation” for 44 physical therapy students and faculty from Central Luzon Doctors Hospital of Tarlac City
  • Hosts free outreach programs: iPlay, iEnjoy, iLearn with the University of Baguio and Kindermusik instructor Suzette Kho. Kindermusik offers music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, big kids, and families to nurture young children’s development language, social, emotional, and physical skills.
  • Hosts “iSpeak – Enhancing Language and Communication Skills “workshop for parents and teachers
  • Administers iAct program, addressing language issues through applied behavior analysis with a two-part lecture series attended by 20 teachers, counselors and social workers
  • Hosts iDance, a free aerobic fitness workshop with Fitness Edge Health & Fitness Club’s Nette Visperas-Delenela
  • D.R.E.A.M. holds, “Parents as Communication Partners,” with Speech Pathologist Kathrina Abraham
  • Administers Staff Development Seminar for Oakridge International School for Young Leaders
  • Hosts iYoga with Rosemarie Ordinario
  • Celebrates National Reading Month with Storytelling Workshop in collaboration with Ang Pinoy Story Tellers, Rich Rodriguez and Posh Develos
2012
  • Officially launches Autism Consciousness Week as D.R.E.A.M. staff attends the Flag Ceremony at Baguio City Hall and provides community seminars on exceptional needs
  • Works with city officials to draft ordinances that benefit families with autism.
  • D.R.E.A.M. Education Specialist Anne Marie Dimalanta addresses families regarding autism and different abilities
  • Gives iWrite, iSpeak, iAct free art classes to children at D.R.E.A.M., with University of Baguio Mass Communications students
  • Holds free public workshop on the diagnosis and management of Down Syndrome
  • D.R.E.A.M. donates medicine and supplies to residents of Sitio Belong and Sitio Pusos in Tublay, Benguet with the University of the Cordilleras Community Outreach
  • Holds occupational therapy group session through egg sandwich making. Kids had a great time identifying the ingredients needed to make an egg sandwich and having the procedure broken down for better understanding
  • Holds free Storytelling session with games and prizes for kids ages 2 to 10 in celebration of Children’s Month with University of Baguio’s Mass Communications students
  • iBelieve, iHope, iInspire program participants perform for the community
  • D.R.E.A.M. launches iCare program, hosting a community organic market
  • Donates assorted toys to the S.H.I.P. Foundation
2011
  • Sponsors free “Healing Wonders of Colostrum” seminar promoting health and wellness together with the Cancer Treatment & Support Foundation Inc & SNI Philippines with Dr. Joel E Jabile
  • Team Logan (Craig, Michelle, and their son, Justin Logan) ran in the North Carolina marathon to raise funds to donate pediatric physical therapy/ occupational therapy equipment for D.R.E.A.M.
  • Offers free occupational therapy evaluations, home programs and special education programs to 20 children
  • Conducts Creative Art Classes with the Kumon Baguio Study Center as an outreach program to promote art, creativity & inclusion
  • Organizes the Easter 5K First Night Run in Baguio (350 participants), with Jonel C. of Frontrunner Magazine designating D.R.E.A.M. as beneficiary
  • Holds free summer fun sports therapy class for 50 children with Remus Laglagaron and Physical Education teachers
  • Attends the Philippine Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians Biennial Convention with the theme “Looking In and Linking Up: A Collaborative Approach to Support Families of Children with Special Needs”
  • Administers iServe Free Seminar to 50 parents
  • Teaches arts and crafts, cooking, baking classes for the 12 Days of Christmas at the Manor, Camp John Hay
  • Donates 110 toys through iShare project to Sunflower Children’s Center
2010
  • D.R.E.A.M. becomes a corporate member of the Autism Society of the Philippines both National and Baguio Chapters
  • D.R.E.A.M. presents “A Day in a Life of a Special Child!” with dance therapist Cherry Velarde-Mactal at SM City Baguio to celebrate Baguio City’s 101st Charter Day. With about 500 people in attendance, this marked the first time in the history of Baguio City & the Philippines that typical & atypical children danced together on stage.
  • Popular American pianist Jon Schmidt made his first trip to Manila on February 27, with his “New Age Classical” piano artistry. Bringing youthful enthusiasm to the concert was 14 year old prodigy Julia Abueva. Handpicked by Oprah Winfrey as one of the “World’s Most Talented Kids,” Julia dedicated a song about dreams to A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, one of the concert’s beneficiaries.
  • D.R.E.A.M. clinic transfers to 2/F Baguio Pines City Lion’s Club, Lion’s Club International Foundation Bldg. at Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City on March 8. The new clinic has 5 spacious child friendly therapy rooms with one way mirrors so parents & guardians can view therapy sessions, a spacious play area with slides & swing, a kitchen, 2 comfort rooms, ample parking space.
  • In collaboration with University of the Philippines’ Special Education Doctoral consultant Dhanna Kerina B. Rodas,  D.R.E.A.M. administers SPED programs.
  • University of the Philippines’ Special Education Masteral consultants & teachers, Hayzel Sia and her experts at G.O.A.L.S. offer free occupational therapy evaluations, home programs, special education assessments, sessions & tutorials to D.R.E.A.M. patients.
  • In collaboration with the Child & Family Service Philippines, Sunflower Children’s Center, and SM Malls, D.R.E.A.M.’s Dr. Francis Dimalanta speaks on the “ABCs of Child Development” at a parents conference with 500 participants, “Keeping First What Matters: Parenting your Infant & Toddlers with Touch, Love & Communication” at the Saint Louis University Center for Culture & Arts
  • Third Asia-Pacific Uni-Y Regional Conference delegates from Japan, USA, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, & the Philippines visit D.R.E.A.M. for a holistic development & experiential learning journey, with the slogan: “Volunteer & Take The Lead. They highlight the spirit of volunteerism & leadership as they observe teachers and students at D.R.E.A.M.
2009
  • D.R.E.A.M. participates in Baguio’s Centennial Year and Panagbenga with Storytelling Workshops with Manolo Silayan – President of the Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines; and Trainor/Consultant for Schools & Special Education Teacher Arlene Salomon, Founder of the Advocacy to Access Literacy in the Philippines
  • Sends parents to the Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation Inc. sponsored Organic Orientation Seminar Workshop
  • Conducts “Searching Rainbows…Catching DREAMS,” Baguio’s 1st Creative Arts Workshop for Exceptional Children (Arts and Crafts, Storytelling, Kiddie Broadcasting, Cooking & Baking) with University of the Philippines Baguio’s Department of Communications Head Faye Abalos.
  • Holds an Early Intervention Seminar, with the Down Syndrome Society, and shows the “Simplicity of Happiness” Art and Photo exhibit with Clarissa Ortiz, deaf mute with Down Syndrome and Paolo Canivel at SM Baguio Event Center
  • Offers Alternative Therapies for Families of Children with Disabilities Workshops – Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Music & Art Therapy with Stanford University’s Jemianne Bautista
  • Lectures on “All Kinds of Minds for Schools” in Manila – ALRES-Phils, the U-View theater of Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street and Greenmeadows Learning Center
  • Celebrates Baguio City’s Centennial with “Links of Love: A Caring Community,” a weeklong event series regarding children with special needs. Affiliates of the event include Stanford University and the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines
  • D.R.E.A.M. presents: Balikbayans Care. In line with Baguio Centennial’s theme, “Fostering A Culture of Caring,” Canadian Balikbayans Project Founder Jonathan Rivero, (Occupational Therapist/Behaviour Consultant/Martial Arts Instructor); Paula Demay (who worked with children with autism), Ryan Recuenco (Masters Degree in Adapted Physical Activity, a Certified Exercise Physiologist, registered Kinesiologist pediatric fitness specialist), Bernie Hernando (Film-maker-videographer)  facilitated week long clinical workshops for children with special needs. Parents, clinicians, families, therapists, caregivers attended the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), Occupational Therapy, Adapted Physical Activity, Behavioral Management Workshops as Balikbayans Care trained and shared research and knowledge about therapeutic philosophies used in North America, Europe, and Australia.
  • Operation Big Brother Foundation of the University of the Philippines’ Beta Sigma Fraternity Baguio Chapter sponsors and hosts a party for children with special needs at D.R.E.A.M.
  • The only yoga competition in the country, the Philippine Yoga Asana Championship organized by Bikram Yoga Manila & PruLife UK chooses as beneficiary: A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, Inc.
  • D.R.E.A.M. donates school supplies to 800 San Vicente Elementary School students
2007
  • Has Dinner for A Cause in September at Italianni’s, 11th Avenue Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig.
2006
  • Transfers clinic at the back of Mario’s Restaurant at the DPS Compound, Upper Session Road, Baguio City.
2003
  • A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. (Developmental Rehabilitative Early Assessment & Management) Foundation, Baguio’s first pediatric therapy clinic for children with exceptional needs, incorporates with the Securities & Exchange Commission in October 22. Founder, Dr. Francis Xavier Dimalanta, inaugurates clinic that offers developmental medical assessments, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy assessment & sessions at # 46 Palma Gil St., Baguio City.