The International Organization of Telethons, Oritel, is the integrating entity of  12 American countries that nowadays form part of the Telethon Organization which was created with the objective of providing and developing services of habilitation , rehabilitation and inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities.

At present the Oritel Integral System is formed by 145 Rehabilitation centers and support therapy units built in Chile, U.S.A, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Annually about 230.000 children, adolescents and adults with disabilities receive assistance by means of this system.

The assistance approach also reaches the families and the persons who take care of people with disabilities.

The bio-psycho- social aspect where the main objective consists on the effective inclusion in the societies that promote and works for the integral development of children and adolescents in the context of actions subject to the rights that protect people with disabilities is the ultimate goal.

Mission and Vission

The mission of Oritel lies on supporting and fortifying its net of member countries with actions and programs which contribute to improve the quality of the rehabilitation and inclusion services that are provided to people with disabilities.

The Oritel vision consists on being recognized as a continental reference organization in the field of inclusion of people with disabilities through an integral rehabilitation system.

It is considered as vision to be valued as  an organization that promotes scientific research in the field of neuro-muscle-skeleton disability.


The permanent developments of the services that are provided by the Oritel Network are verified in many aspects

  • The uninterrupted training of its professionals.
  • The incorporation of the latest technology associated with the rehabilitation of people with disabilities.
  • Administrative transparency achieved through external auditories.
  • Certification of quality of the assistance infrastructure.
  • The unrestricted adherence to the international laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and the commitment that means assuming a proactive and responsible behavior in the defense and the promotion of those rights in the societies where we are present.