Fundación Manuel Álvarez Reyes, Inc. (FUNDAMAR)

Fundación Manuel Álvarez Reyes (FUNDAMAR) was established in 1988, based on the charitable work of Manolín Álvarez and Ana Matilde García-Godoy de Álvarez, in honor of their memory, who together with their daughter Ana Lourdes died as the consequence of an accident which occurred on January 6, 1987. The foundation dedicates itself to the training and certification of professionals to diagnose and treat autism and other conditions affecting child development. Disability only may be overcome by educating to educate.

General Information

  • Legal Name: Fundación Manuel Álvarez Reyes, Inc.
  • Acronym: FUNDAMAR
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • RNC/Tax ID No: 430-11324-7
  • Geographic Areas: National Territory, Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo
  • Theme Areas: Health
  • Quantity and Type of Beneficiaries:

    To date we have trained up to 250 professionals who have helped more than 100 families. We also have certified 65 teachers in the resource classrooms of the Dominican Ministry of Education, as well as 100 professionals P1 of PESC Spain and their families.

The Team

Management Team:

Guillermo E. Álvarez García-Godoy, President

Jacqueline Herrera de Álvarez , Director

Board Members:

Rodrigo Vitienes, Vice Pesident

Alberto Cruz, Treasurer

Soledad Vassallo, Secretary

Leonor Elmudesi, Vocal

Margarita Heinsen, Vocal

Dr. Moises Taveras. Vocal

Rosangela Mendoza, Vocal

Rosa Bonetti de Santana, Vocal

Dr- Hipolito Herrera, Vocal

Jerry Depuy, Vocal

María Álvarez , Vocal

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (809) 258-5353; 809-540-1886; 809-480-1044
  • Email:
  • Address:

    Km. 23 1/2 Antigua Carretera Duarte, Santo Domingo

  • Website:
  • Social Networks:

Contact Person

  • Name: Jacqueline Herrera de Álvarez
  • Position: Director
  • Telephone: (809) 258-5353
  • Email:;


  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:

    Nido para Ángeles
    PESC España

  • Years of Operation: Since 1989
  • Number of Employees: 1
  • Number of Members:
  • Number of Volunteers:
  • Sources of Funding:

    Fundraising Events, including the Noche Azul por la Discapacidad Infantil

    Private Donations

  • Products/Services:

    Training of professionals and families in the correct manner to diagnose and treat autism and related conditions.

  • Total Income:
  • Total Expenses:



To promote excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of people with autism and other human development special needs so that they can maximize their potential.


That all people with autism and other special educational needs receive a quality diagnosis and treatment in accordance with the standard: “It is not enough to do good, it is necessary to do it well.”


Unity: We provide assistance in a close, empathetic manner to all those who need it.
Excellence: Our work is characterized by its standard of quality and by the achievement of results having a large social impact.
Vanguardia: We make sure to keep our professionals up-to-date, training them on the most effective treatments.
Proactivity: We work consistently and with great earnestness to achieve our mission.

Primary Programs and Projects

Our principal goal is to train professionals and families on how correctly to diagnose and treat autism and related conditions.

Among other training is that for the Psychological Test A-II, which is designed correctly to diagnose autism, the first introduction of which was sponsored by FUNDAMAR in benefit of the children at the Dr. Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital in Santo Domingo.

FUNDAMAR also trained a group of 20 professionals in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). As part of the training, for six months these professionals gave ABA therapy to 10 children in the Dr. Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital, under the supervision of a Behavior Analyst via Skype.

Recently, FUNDAMAR sponsored in the Centro de Atención Integral para la Discapacidad (CAID) for a week a Spanish consultant on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which certified 60 teachers from the educational support classrooms of MINERD in Functional ABA. She also certified in EPCS Level 1 65 professionals and 65 families of CAID and of the Fundacion Manos Unidas por el Autismo and the Fundacion Dominicana del Autismo. The method PECS has been scientifically proven to improve the communication abilities of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities and is a pyramidal communication system of the exchange of images.

In addition to bringing to the country professionals and expert consultants on autism and its diagnosis and treatment, FUNDAMAR has sponsored educational causes, such as school libraries, book banks, school supplies and school sponsorships, such as the case with the Padre Arturo School of Monte Plata. It also donated to the Archdiocese the land upon which the San José de Calasanz Church of Arroyo Hondo sits today.

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