2.7. Spinal Cord Injury Resources in ARMENIA
Armenian Association for the Disabled PYUNIC (Phoenix)
Established in 1989 after the 1988 earthquake, Pyunic only united disabled children, but has since expanded its efforts to support adults as well. Included among the encouraged disciplines are skiing, basketball, archery, arm-wrestling, table tennis, wheelchair marathons and sailing. PYUNIC's mission is to assist and educate disabled children and adults to become fully integrated members of society, to protect the rights and legal interests of the disabled, to assist solution of medical, social, physical and psychological rehabilitation issues for handicapped people, to promote sports for disabled, to provide financial, moral, and other assistance to the needy and disabled.
Bridge of Hope NGO
The NGO " Bridge of Hope " was established in 1996 to help children with disabilities and their parents to overcome their isolation and to help them participate in community life on an equal basis with others. While " Bridge of Hope " has long been a mainstreaming placement for children with disabilities, today the focus is on inclusion
a social organization based in Stepanavan, Lori Region, Armenia. Our goals are to help the government to solve the social problems of Armenia's disabled population. We wish to satisfy disabled peoples education, moral, vocational, social, heath, and other need. We seek to help them to feel free of their disability and to integrate them into the body of society to the fullest extent possible, enabling them to have a "full life".
Unison NGO for Support of People with Special Needs
With the goal of allowing people with disabilities to lead an independent and productive life, Unison provides the following services: Art and computer training, legal advice and psychological aid. The organization also assists people with disabilities by providing job training and placement services.