Our vision is to be a leading organization, reference, and model in disability work that promotes inclusive development and advocacy, empowering organizations for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
To empower people with disabilities and their families through comprehensive attention for their full inclusion in society and an improved quality of life.
ADISA was created from the experiences of Francisco Sojuel Figueroa, his wife María Argentina Figueroa, and the birth of their third child, Nila Eliza. Their daughter was born with hydrocephalus, a condition whereby water on the brain causes the head to enlarge. Because of their situation, and due to the lack of
three families in Santiago Atitlán. Today, Adisa attends to over one thousand children in Guatemala and is a leading organization in Latin America in defending the rights of people with disabilities. The work started with providing care at the community level in special education and neurological physiotherapy sessions, with the intention to continue integrating other parents into the organization. The programs were formalized through the development of its strategic plan and Adisa obtained legal status as an association on September 12, 2003.
services available for people with disabilities in Santiago Atitlán, they began to contact other parents and organize a support system for children with disabilities. At its founding in 1998, Adisa worked with