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  • Diary of a Cerbral Palsied girl

Established in 1969, the KwaZulu-Natal Cerebral Palsy Association is a registered welfare organisation which strives to enhance the welfare and functional independence of people with Cerebral Palsy.



Not being able to make yourself understood is so frustrating!

For someone with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, like 24 year old Lindelani, having a severe speech impediment is a huge challege. He understands everything people say to him - but he is unable to respond.

His dream was to be able to communicate well enough for others to understand him – so that they could have a conversation ... something that most of us take for granted every single day!

Lindelani had a chart with over 500 words and phrases that he could point to in order to 'talk' to people – but this was very time consuming. Then, last year, technology came to the rescue!

We got a trial version of an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) App. and loaded to a tablet for him. At first he found it very difficult to operate, since he has involuntary muscle spasms that affect his hands.

But with determination and a lot of concentrated effort, Lindelani mastered the tab like a typical teenager, and uses it to interact with his friends and care-workers. See him in action in the video clip alongside.

Best of all, we were able to purchase the full version of the App, so that Lindelani can use it all day ... thanks to the amazing generosity of people like you!

BDonateut there are many more children and adults like Lindelani who need help to reach their full potential. Your help. So please click here to make your contribution online now.

Thank you for having a heart for children and adults affected by disability ... and for making it possible for them to live life to the full.

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Hear what Lindelani has to say to you

image Why blame the mom?
When something goes wrong, we often seek someone to blame. Having someone to blame is comforting, it allows our society to believe that by avoiding that person‘s “mistakes“, everyone else will be spared their fate.

[posted 24 April 2015]
image How being the victim of a crime changed my life for the better
In November my cousin and I were ambushed by a robber as we prepared to leave the house for a business meeting. I was then trapped alone in the car for 45 minutes while the man pushed my cousin from room to room, deciding what he would steal.

[posted 24 April 2015]
image Outreach work
On request from Fourth year Occupational Therapist students from UKZN, a Cerebral Palsy Workshop was held at a creche in Clermont

[posted 24 April 2015]
image Senior classrooms are complete
A small, intimate ceremony was held to open the four senior classrooms that have just been completed.

[posted 27 March 2015]
image Things get festive
We recently celebrated not one but two birthdays at the KZN Cerebral Palsy Association

[posted 12 March 2015]

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