023 3428065 / 023 3427939 info@asd.org.za

Providing care to sensory multi-disabled children in an integrated day-care facility

Association for the Sensory Disabled
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We strive to improve the quality of life of all sensory disabled people in the community irrespective of age, race, sex, religion or background.

  • We provide support and information to sensory disabled people and their family members, relatives, friends or any persons dealing with sensory disabled people or expressing an interest in such information.
  • We promote awareness of the difficulties facing sensory disabled people in the community.
  • We initiate projects and activities involving the sensory disabled.

At the ASD, we commit to the care of children who are sensory multi-disabled and who come from the impoverished rural communities of Worcester in the heart of the Breede Valley, Western Cape.

ASD is registered in terms of South Africa’s Non-Profit Directorate and is managed by a management committee, consisting of members of the public, social workers, people who have experience of multi-disabled children, and/or who are parents of multi-disabled children.

The Association serves all ages, sexes, religions, races and backgrounds. In order to avoid situations where children are left alone at home without stimulation and a chance to develop, ASD started a training and service centre in April 2004. Today 44 children are enrolled at the Sean J Kelly Centre and 12 children are housed in the recently established group home; a care facility that makes provision for multi-disabled children in need of 24-hours care services.

Background

The Association for the Sensory Disabled (ASD) is an independent, non-governmental organisation that operates within the paradigm of the past and future role of parents of children with disabilities within the context of special- needs care and education.

We make it a reality for children with special needs [sensory disabled] to be taken care of in a safe environment, to learn and develop; and to attain their full potential as is possible within their set of circumstances.  We assert that children with special needs could learn, indeed have a right to education, and we foster trust-based parent–professional partnerships.

Using the past as a prelude to the future, we programme is based on two aspirations for the future:

  1. to foster empathy, compassion, and dignity within a safe, caring environment; and
  2.  to “get a life” rather than just “get an education.”

Our key objective is to offer a caring environment where empathy, compassion, and dignity abound and where, as a consequence, children with disabilities can experience a complete, fulfilled lifespan.

MISSION STATEMENT

  • To provide care to sensory multi – disabled children in a day – care facility through one-on-one intervention.
  • To ensure that all our clients have access to assistive devices.
  • To promote awareness of the plight facing severely disabled persons and their families in our community

     

VISION STATEMENT

 

  • ASD would like to continue providing residential care to disabled destitute children.
  • We would like to obtain our own premises where all our services could be delivered.
  • Continue to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.

Get Involved

How to help us

​       DONATE

As a non-profit organisation we need your donations to enable us to offer our services to sensory disabled children living in the Breede River area. We welcome once off or monthly donations and humbly request that you inform us when you make a transfer/deposit by emailing asd@mweb.co.za

Please make all donations to the following:

  • Bank: First National Bank
  • Account: Association for the Sensory Disabled
  • Account Number: 626 369 75669
  • Branch Code: 240 007

The Association for the Sensory Disabled will issue tax receipts to South Africans who donate more than R1 000.00 this receipt can be used to reduce taxable income. Note: A South African may claim a deduction from their taxable income for donations in excess of R1 000.00 made to a public benefit organisation which has a Section 18a Tax Exemption certificate, if it –

  • is supported by the necessary receipt issued by the organisation; and
  • Does not exceed 5% percent of the taxable income of the taxpayer, calculated before allowing any deduction under section 18A or any deduction for medical and dental expenses.

You could also donate in kind where you provide specific items such as food or clothing [see our “Wish List”].

What are the sponsorship benefits to you and/ or your company?

  • Upon every donation you will receive a personalized thank you letter.
  • A Section 18A Tax Certificate will also be issued to you in order to claim back from SARS.
  • Recognition will be given to you on our website and social networks.
  • Your company logo will appear on our website.
  • Articles will be placed in our newsletter.
  • Press releases will be published in the local media with regards to larger projects.

The Association for the Sensory Disabled [ASD] comprises two homes – a Day-care Centre and the Sean Kelly Group Home.  The Day-care Centre accommodates  (5 -18years male and female) and the Sean Kelly Group Home accommodates 23 children (14-21years male and female).

Please HELP us to meet our NEEDS to take care of these disabled children by donating either –

  • A financial lumpsum;
  • Sponsoring a child for a month or a year;
  • Donating in kind:  Donating specific items that we use on a regular basis or
  • Volunteer Programme: Offering some of your time and skills to renovate our buildings.

You can make a direct deposit or EFT payment into the ASD bank account. The banking details are as follows:

Please use your telephone or mobile phone number as reference. This will enable us to cross-reference and register your sponsorship / donation.  Please contact Sophie Burger [Tel: 023-342 7939finance@asd.org.za] should you need any assistance with this.

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Partnership with the Association for the Sensory Disabled will help your company make a lasting difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and neglected children of society. Working with us will build your reputation as a company that is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential, whatever their circumstances.

ASD is an accredited public benefit organisation. When a company makes a donation to the Association for the Sensory Disabled, they can attract up to 25 points on their BBBEE (Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment) score card. Socio-Economic development or Corporate Social Investment (CSI) is one of the simplest routes for companies to “give back” to society and to build a strong image as a caring corporate citizen as well as to earn BBBEE points.

Sponsorships are tax deductible and a tax certificate will be issued for inclusion in tax returns. The full value of the contributions made is recognizable if at least 75% of the value directly benefits previously disadvantaged South Africans. The beneficiaries of the Association for the Sensory Disabled are 100% previously disadvantaged.

We can tailor the ideal partnership to suit your company at local or national level.
Contact our Fundraising Team at info@asd.co.za or phone us at 023-342-7939.

DONATE

As a non-profit organisation we need your donations to enable us to offer our services to sensory disabled children living in the Breede River area. We welcome once off or monthly donations and humbly request that you inform us when you make a transfer/deposit by emailing asd@mweb.co.za

Please make all donations to the following:

  • Bank: First National Bank
  • Account: Association for the Sensory Disabled
  • Account Number: 626 369 75669
  • Branch Code: 240 007

You can also donate via Snapscan:

The Association for the Sensory Disabled will issue tax receipts to South Africans who donate more than R1 000.00 this receipt can be used to reduce taxable income. Note: A South African may claim a deduction from their taxable income for donations in excess of R1 000.00 made to a public benefit organisation which has a Section 18a Tax Exemption certificate, if it –

  • is supported by the necessary receipt issued by the organisation; and
  • Does not exceed 5% percent of the taxable income of the taxpayer, calculated before allowing any deduction under section 18A or any deduction for medical and dental expenses.

You could also donate in kind where you provide specific items such as food or clothing [see our “Wish List”].

PROMOTE OUR WORK

We would be delighted if you join the Association for the Sensory Disabled as an Ambassador or as a friend of the ASD, we urgently need people who believe in the work we do and are happy to promote our work where ever they are by:

  • Participating in our campaigns, events and projects.
  • Have fun and help vulnerable and neglected children by raising money for our work.
  • Open doors for us, by providing donor information or distributing our pamphlets within your networks.
  • Like our Facebook page and invite your friends to support us.

VOLUNTEER

The Association for the Sensory Disabled is always happy to accept individuals who volunteer their time and skills to assist the organisation.  You may be a handy man with skills in tiling, painting or doing general repairs at our day-care centre or group home.  Or perhaps you have specialised knowledge [such as first aid] that you could train our staff and care workers. Or perhaps you would be interested in organising an outing or Christmas part for the children. Any volunteer work is most welcome.

  • View our sponsorships wish-list
  • Banking details
  • Assistance / help

Please remember to add your cell phone number as a reference, as well as the programme you are contributing towards. If you are a first-time donor, please call us to register you on our database. A tax certificate and thank you letter will be issued to you as soon as your donation has been received.

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Our Team

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Andries Burger – Chairperson
  • Glen Harvie – Vice Chairperson
  • Aneen Peek – Secretary
  • Jean Mattheus – Treasurer

MEMBERS

  • Nicolette Labuschagne – General Manager
  • Chantel van Belkum – Social Worker
  • Liandri Lucas – Group Home Supervisor
  • Naomi Baron – Day-Care Supervisor

 

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Association for the Sensory Disabled
Tel: 023 3428065 / 023 3427939
E=mail: info@asd.org.za