The funds that TeletonUSA raises have a direct impact on children with disabilities and their families. Primarily, they help maintain and operate the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (CRIT USA) in San Antonio, TX, and support the dream of expanding and having a CRIT in every state.
However, because there is only one CRIT to cover all states, TeletonUSA also donates funds to other children’s hospitals across the nation to expand its impact and support treatment for children with disabilities across the country. This is done through its annual Tour of Giving.
CRIT by Teleton
TeletonUSA’s vision to raise critical funds and awareness to create a more inclusive world for children with disabilities and their families is directly manifested in the CRIT USA in San Antonio, Texas. This is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility that opened its doors on October 2014 to offer services to children with neurological and musculoskeletal disabilities, and their families. Since rehabilitation services are so costly and most insurance plans only cover a portion of treatment, CRIT USA steps in and treats children regardless of a family’s ability to pay. We have over 19 years of experience, dedicated medical staff and the latest amenities to provide the best care possible to all of our patients.
For now, the majority of the funds raised support the operations of our first facility with hopes of expansion in the near future. Our goal is to have a CRIT in every state so we are able to cause a higher impact on all children with disabilities so they can lead happier, more independent lives.
It is important for CRIT USA to be connected with other medical institutions that share our values in caring for and improving children’s health. We are proud to be part of a community that is empathetic to the specific health needs of children and strives for their well-being, day in and day out.
We believe in giving back, sharing and promoting an integrated community which looks after one another. As a result, we have established strategic alliances with institutions that pursue our same goals. Thanks to them, we have a valuable support system that allows us to continue innovating to be at the forefront of children’s health services.
Our network includes:
- Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
- Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
- Special Needs Activity Center for Kids
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Texas Children’s Hospital