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.
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:
- to foster empathy, compassion, and dignity within a safe, caring environment; and
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
How to help us
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 7939 – firstname.lastname@example.org] should you need any assistance with this.
I would like to sponsor / make a donation to the ASD:
- Andries Burger – Chairperson
- Glen Harvie – Vice Chairperson
- Aneen Peek – Secretary
- Jean Mattheus – Treasurer
- Nicolette Labuschagne – General Manager
- Chantel van Belkum – Social Worker
- Liandri Lucas – Group Home Supervisor
- Naomi Baron – Day-Care Supervisor
Get In Touch
Association for the Sensory Disabled
Tel: 023 3428065 / 023 3427939