One of our first projects is to support the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in Australia and the most expensive to manage. The CPEC provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to children, as well as enabling children and families to access the essential equipment they need in their daily lives.
Here is a recent letter from Lillian Colley from CPEC explaining the support given to the CPEC children.
Dear APS Benevolent Fund,
Thank you again for your ongoing support of my role as a Speech Pathologist at CPEC. I thought I would write you a brief update of how things are going in 2015. I am currently supporting a group of 10 children in Early Intervention. This group consists of children aged 2-5 with a mixture of disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes). Catering to the needs of such a diverse range of ages and abilities has been a challenge for myself and the team; requiring some creative problem solving and strategizing! This term, our group has been completing activities relating to the Three Little Pigs story tale. We have been exploring and learning vocabulary in the story, and practicing making up our own stories with the characters and setting. The kids have had lots of fun making houses out of all different materials – learning to grasp and grip is a fine motor goal for many. Below is a picture of a little boy who began at CPEC this year. I am supporting him and his family to learn to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) as his speech is very limited.
Your support is much appreciated,
Downloading the donation form and return the completed form to us via e-mail or post or you can deposit your donation at any Commonwealth Bank branch or deposit electronically using the following bank account details:
BSB: 063 158
Account No.: 1046 3206
Account Name: APS Benevolent Fund Ltd
Reference: (Your Name)
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If you would like more information about the APS Benevolent Fund, please call 1300 131 898 or (03) 9322 2000 and ask for Sam Athans or download the APS Benevolent Fund Donation Form by clicking here and return the completed form to us via e-mail or post. We will send you a tax deductible receipt at the appropriate time. Alternatively, you may contact us by completing the form below: