Childcare & Education

Services aimed at enhancing the quality of life and overall well-being of children with disabilities involves a holistic and person-centered approach. Our services focus on the child's strengths, needs, and aspirations while considering their unique abilities and challenges. Interventions are tailored to each child's unique needs and circumstances, with a focus on promoting their autonomy, self-determination, and overall well-being. Collaboration among professionals, families, and the child is crucial for success in enhancing the quality of life for children with disabilities.      

Inclusive education

Children with disabilities should as far as possible, receive the support they need to learn and progress in their local ECD centre and ordinary school together with other children from their neighbourhood...

Special Care Centres

APD Special Care Centres are non-residential facilities for children with physical and intellectual disabilities that provides for the educational development, physical development, training, stimulation and care of children with disabilities...

Inclusive education

The values and principles of inclusive education underpin our work in assisting and supporting children with disabilities and their parents to access this right. Children with disabilities should as far as possible, receive the support they need to learn and progress in their local ECD centre and ordinary school together with other children from their neighbourhood. We believe that building an inclusive education system, will ultimately help build an inclusive society.

We promote access to education through: lobbying and advocating; walking a journey with parents, empowering them with knowledge of their children’s right to education whilst supporting them in their efforts to access this right; collaborating with key stakeholders as we strive to make this right a reality for as many children with disabilities as possible.

Special Care Centres

APD Special Care Centres are non-residential facilities for children with physical and intellectual disabilities that provides for the educational development, physical development, training, stimulation and care of children with disabilities.

Specific objectives of these centres include but are not limited to:
• Ensuring that the child with a disability enjoys a meaningful and decent life, in conditions that ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child’s active participation in the community;
• Ensuring that each child with a disability is treated as a unique individual and provide optimal opportunity to the child with a disability to develop to his/her full potential under the care and guidance of responsible staff within a supportive and safe environment;
• Ensuring that children with disabilities are recognized as important role players in planning which affects them;
• Stimulating the development of the following skills:                      
- Motor (movement)
- Social / emotional (feelings & behaviour)
- Communication (talking & understanding)       
- Self-help
- Cognitive development (learning and understanding)
- Provide caregivers of children with disabilities the opportunity to engage in Caregiver Support groups, building the capacity of caregivers through education, training, guidance and support and encouraging them to play an active part in disability advocacy.

All of these centres are supported and guided by the CSPID- team in terms of the individual development of every child attending the centres, program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, therapeutic intervention and training and support to the employees (carers) at the centres.