The TeletonUSA Foundation is a non-profit organization based in San Antonio, Texas. We raise funds to build and support the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (called CRIT), which assists children with neurological, muscular and skeletal disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, genetic disorders and amputations.
To raise critical funds and awareness, inspiring a more inclusive, accepting world for children with disabilities and their families while empowering them to live their lives to the fullest potential.
Our vision is a nation where every child and every family can live full, joyful lives and have access to state-of-the-art rehabilitation, regardless of their ability to pay.
LOVE AND SCIENCE FOR LIFE
- We value a society and culture that is inclusive of people with disabilities.
- We believe that all children with disabilities should have access to compassionate, state-of-the-art rehabilitation services, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
After identifying a need for our comprehensive model of care in the United States, the TeletonUSA Foundation was established to raise funds for the construction and operation of the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute TeletonUSA (CRIT). Modeled after the pediatric rehabilitation centers of the highly successful Teleton Foundation in Mexico, CRIT opened its door in San Antonio in November 2014. To date, we have served nearly 900 children and their families.
Involvement in Oritel
- TeletonUSA Foundation is a member of the International Organization of Telethons (Oritel), which is the integrating entity of 12 American countries that was created with the objective of providing and developing services of habilitation, rehabilitation and inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities.
- The Oritel Integral System is formed by 145 rehabilitation centers and support therapy units built in Chile, U.S.A, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Each year, nearly 230,000 children, adolescents and adults with disabilities receive assistance through Oritel.
Board of trustees
Our leadership team is dedicated to advancing our mission of helping children with disabilities across the U.S. become empowered to live their lives to the fullest potential.
The following companies generously support the efforts of TeletonUSA to bring comprehensive and compassionate rehabilitative services to children with disabilities and their families.