The Public Defenders Office asks the City Hall of Cuiabá to restart horse therapy for 200 special children

Mothers of children with special wants say that the therapy was stopped in December 2022, and the return is anticipated in January 2023, however after they sought medical assist, they acquired details about the termination of the therapy, with out specifying the purpose or the date of resumption. [Fotos – Amarílis França]

Coordinating the diffusion and collective actions of the public defender of Mato Grosso formally authorized the Cuiaba City Secretary of Education to instantly restore horse therapy providers for about 200 children and adolescents with autism, microcephaly, hydrocephalus, ADHD and different deficiencies and issues of the group. Mothers with special children in the capital. The doc additionally asks for the purpose for stopping the therapy.

A bunch of 5 moms notified the Public Defender’s Office on Monday (01/23) that the solely therapy obtainable for this inhabitants in the Unified Health System (SUS) is being discontinued on December 16, 2022. With an anticipated return on January 16, 2023. However, when requested to serve two therapy ranches, the group was notified of a suspension with out realizing the particular purpose and/or timeline for the return of the exercise.

“My son is ten years outdated and has autism and co-morbidities like ADHD and oppositional defiant dysfunction. Therefore, a psychologist, pediatrician, psychiatrist, speech therapist, occupational therapist and equine therapy had been handled, however these specialists had been despatched in August of final yr, and my son acquired solely equine therapy. It was the solely factor that was proper, however once we seemed for the ranch, they advised us that it was closed and requested us to look for the city corridor,” explains Mariselia Rodríguez Lara, a housewife.

Mariselia says she searched the metropolis of Cuiaba with different moms and that the purpose for the suspension modified each second. “First we had been advised there weren’t sufficient ranches; then the children have to bear a preliminary evaluation, after which there’s a checklist of new children who want therapy, so it’s mandatory to analyze which of them will probably be turned off. However, this therapy is prescribed by medical doctors and have to be continued, in any other case the children will regress, dropping their muscular tissues, steadiness, dexterity and high quality of life,” he says.

On Monday, the group of Mothers went to the Nucleus for the Protection of Children and Adolescents in Cuiaba and requested for the help of the Public Defender’s Office to remedy the downside. From there, they had been transported by the automobiles of the Institution to the Department of Distribution and Coordination of Collective Actions, which is accountable for organizing collective actions.

“On that day, we had been referred to as and even taken to the applicable place by the Public Defender’s automobile, we acquired the complaints and supplied the data, and now we’re ready for motion in the hope that our scenario will probably be resolved shortly. as a result of our children want this service so as to have minimal well being,” says Mariselia.

Rosana Leite, a public defender who works in the Department of Coordination of Collective Actions, stories that stopping therapy immediately impacts the motor, psychological, neurological and physiological improvement of children and adolescents, which, in accordance to moms, is inconceivable. could also be terminated with out medical approval.

“This is a therapy technique that impacts the improvement of the mom’s children and, if stopped, can harm cognitive, neurological improvement, physique construction and weaken their well being. We request a right away restart and feedback on the suspension. One of the causes that got here to us to clarify the termination could be the want to assess the kid’s progress for continuity. But therapy can’t be stopped due to medical examinations. In that case, the evaluation ought to have been carried out prematurely and the therapy ought to by no means have been stopped,” says the defender.

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