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

Providing care to sensory multi-disabled children in a SPECIAL CARE CENTRE AND 24-HOUR RESIDENTIAL facility

Association for the Sensory Disabled
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We strive to enable children with severe to profound developmental disabilities to receive care in a safe environment; learn and develop; and to attain their full potential.

  • We provide support and information to sensory disabled children 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 children in the community.
  • We initiate projects and activities involving the sensory disabled.

The Association for the Sensory Disabled (ASD) is an independent 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 development.

ASD commits to the care of sensory multi-disabled children from the impoverished rural communities of Worcester in the heart of the Breede Valley, Western Cape and serves children regardless of religion, race or background. 

The organisation is registered in terms of South Africa’s Non-Profit Directorate and is managed by a management committee consisting of members of the public including persons with disabilities, professional service providers, people who have knowledge and experience with multi-disabled children, and/or who are parents of multi-disabled children.

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

  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.

Background

In 2004, ASD opened the SEAN KELLY Training Centre to provide care to children with severe to profound developmental disabilities who were left alone at home without any form of stimulation or opportunity to develop. Today, the centre has 43 children enrolled in the programme which is now known as the SEAN KELLY SPECIAL CARE CENTRE. 

The SEAN KELLY Group-home was opened in 2010 to provide 24-hour care services to destitute children with severe to profound physical and intellectual disabilities. In 2017, the group-home was officially registered as a Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) with the Department of Social Development. Today, the SEAN KELLY CYCC houses 14 multi-disabled children who have all been placed in the centre through the Children’s Court. The CYCC  

MISSION 

ASD aims to provide an ACCESSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE, INTEGRATED day-care, after-care and 24-hour residential care services, in partnership with the community and well-trained staff, to allow children with sensory disabilities to reach their full potential and in so doing, support their families.

VISION

Making a sustainable difference in the lives of children with sensory disabilities, in partnership with the community.

Get Involved

How can you become part of our children’s lives?

   ​     DONATE

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

 

SNAPSCAN CLICK TO PAY

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 “Needs List”].

You can make a direct deposit or EFT payment into the ASD bank account or use our convenient SnapScan link: 

SNAPSCAN CLICK TO PAY

Please contact Nicolette Labuschagne (asd@mweb.co.zashould you need a Section 18A Tax Exemption Receipt.

Sean Kelly Child and Youth Care Centre (24-hour Residential Care)

24-Hour care of 14 multi-disabled children between 3 and 18 years. Situated at 119 Tulbagh street, Worcester, Western Cape.

ASD Needs list : CYCC Residential

Sean Kelly Special Care Centre (Day-care):

Day-care services Mondays to Fridays to 43 multi-disabled children between 3 and 18 years. Situated at Waterloo street, Worcester, Western Cape.

ASD Needs list : Daycare

YOU can help provide in the needs of our children by :

  • Making a financial contribution towards operational costs
  • Sponsoring a child for a month (R2500) or a year (R30 000)
  • Sponsoring a caregiver for a month or year (Direct enquiries to Nicolette Labuschage asd@mweb.co.za)
  • Donating in kind (Please see our needs lists above)
  • Volunteer by offering some of your time and skills to renovate our buildings, assist with marketing, professional services and more.

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

  • Association for the Sensory Disabled is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). A Section 18A Tax Certificate will be issued for donations in excess of R1000 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.

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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 (PBO). 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 asd@mweb.co.za or phone us at 023 342 8065.

DONATE

As a non-profit organisation we need your donations to enable us to offer our services to the sensory disabled children in our care.

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:

 

SNAPSCAN CLICK TO PAY

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 ASD

We would be delighted if you join the Association for the Sensory Disabled as an Ambassador or Friend of ASD. 

We need people who believe in the work we do to promote our services by:

  • Participating in our campaigns, events and projects.
  • Assist with fundraising to ensure sustainable income sources.
  • Open doors for us by providing donor information.
  • Like our Facebook page and invite your friends to support us.

 


VOLUNTEER

Association for the Sensory Disabled needs individuals who can volunteer their time and skills to ensure the best care and services for our children. 

Volunteer Skills & Services we need:

  • Handy man for reparation
  • Employee wellness 
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physio-, Speech and Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational activities

Or perhaps you would be interested in organising an outing or Christmas party for the children and staff or just to come spend some time with us.

Any volunteer work is most welcome.

I would like to sponsor / make a donation to ASD:

Contact Us

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Our Team

BOARD MEMBERS

Chairperson:               Andries Burger

Vice-Chairperson:      Glen Harvie

Secretary:                    Aneen Peek

Treasurer:                   Mishqoa Karriem

Member:                     André Opperman

Member:                     Marieta O’Callaghan

Member:                     Lestine Engelbrecht (Parent)

Member:                     Babalwa Mahlumba (Parent)


OPERATIONS TEAM

General Manager:                   Nicolette Labuschagne

Special Care Centre:

Programme Implementer:     Naomi Baron

Administrator:                          Melissa Witbooi

Child and Youth Care Centre:

Social Worker:                          Chantel van Belkum

Administrator:                          Vacant

Get In Touch

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Association for the Sensory Disabled
Tel: 023 342 8065 / 023 342 7939
E-mail: asd@mweb.co.za