Nova 4E – Instituto Devolver
Nova 4E​

The Philanthropic entity was founded in 1967 by a group of parents to provide assistance to people with Intellectual Disabilities (Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy). Its central center serves 120 children, young people and adults part and full-time in order to offer conditions that favor their social inclusion, family integration, autonomy and citizenship through the following activities.

  • Mission:
  • To offer users with Intellectual Disabilities the necessary conditions that favor their social inclusion, family integration, aiming at their autonomy and citizenship.

  • Vision:
  • The user with Intellectual Disabilities is a social being who is born with affective, emotional and also cognitive capacities. Knowing, valuing and respecting his characteristics and potential is of paramount importance for him to develop his identity and achieve autonomy.


    • Workshops: Divided into handmade (artistic handwork), interactive I (interactive games) and interactive II (dynamics of user and family interaction), themes (development of themes related to their daily life), gardening and vegetable garden (vegetable planting and plant care); and cooking;
    • Computers: The COMPUTER room has 10 computers. Users practice typing and learn to form words and the discernment of everyday elements such as sweet and salty foods, geometric shapes, etc. is stimulated;
    • Sexual Orientation: It aims to contribute so that users can have health, information and knowledge; to know your body, to value and take care of your health as a necessary condition, positioning yourself against discrimination;
    • Lectures: Current topics and topics of interest to parents are presented by professionals from various areas;
    • Mothers Club: Space where parents participate in courses offered (sewing, crochet, painting and crafts), in addition to the knowledge acquired helps in many cases in the generation of family income;
    • Group Life (group of mothers): Activity carried out monthly with the objective of broadening the world view, improving and qualifying the personal, interpersonal and social relationships of the family. The work is developed by the technical team of the service and with the presence of community speakers;
    • Individual and Group care: Performed to all parents seeking personal and community resources, always pointing out the resources available and accessible in the social assistance network;
    • Home visits: Performed to the cases eligible by the work team in order to know on site the reality of the user and therefore qualify the work developed;
    • Digital inclusion: Work with families in the area of information technology as a space to construct the knowledge of reading and writing, as well as cultural activities, using the resources of the globalized world;
    • External activities: Tours in places chosen by the group, where they stay throughout the day (accompanied by caregivers) with leisure and recreation activities, providing them with strengthening of self-esteem in order to improve their quality of life.


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