We work for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities so that they can participate in our society.
We design innovative, quality supports, which help build bridges wherever there are barriers.
Continue to be a benchmark in the area of intellectual disability.
Being a transparent, responsible, ethical management model, striving for excellence in the work with people with intellectual disabilities.
A growth that helps us keep all those who form part of this family together and guarantee our future.
The foundation began its journey when, in 1948, Carmen Pardo-Valcarce heard the request of people who, sick of leprosy, lived in the leprosarium of Trillo, in Guadalajara. The unanimous desire of those people was that their children could be raised and educated in a disease-free environment. There was in that petition such a degree of love and dedication, that Carmen moved by her Christian generosity and always at the service of the needs of people in a situation of vulnerability, she bought the land in front of the one that is today the colony of Mirasierra in Madrid, donating and building the building that remains today the icon of our foundation. The work that Carmen Pardo-Valcarce created then to face that challenge was named the patronage of the Child Jesus of the Remedy.
Rosario Cavestany, one of her daughters, continued her work linked to the prevention, while seeing leprosy eradicated in Spain, and handed – off to her daughter Carmen.
Carmen Cafranga Cavestany, the founder’s granddaughter soon understood that, if her grandmother and her mother had dedicated themselves to children and young people with social uprootedness, she had to continue with that work and opted for participation in the society of people with intellectual disabilities.
She created, in memory of his grandmother, A LA PAR, that in a few years time, has become a world benchmark in it´s field of action.
Almudena Martorell Cafranga, daughter of Carmen, is currently the President of A LA PAR. Her dedication and extensive training make her great-grandmother’s work continue to grow, more than half a century later.
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