The Outreach Project is a service we render to families with a member with Down syndrome or a similar intellectual disability, in their respective communities. This project serves underdeveloped and previously disadvantaged communities and areas that have difficulty accessing our services and programs. This project is run on a National level at all Associations. Our Outreach Coordinator, Esther Adams is assisted by Elise Koopman, a social worker. We are currently running 5 outreach programmes covering 17 areas in the Western Cape. Some of the areas we cover are Delft, Mitchell’s Plain, Eerste River, Mfuleni, Ceres, Moorreesburg, Stellenbosch, Gouda, Tygerberg Hospital etc. Meetings are held regularly at set venues, some areas have weekly meetings, other areas monthly.
The reasoning behind the Outreach Programme is to bring our early intervention program into communities where it is much needed, and where the people living in those communities cannot afford to come to us. We also create a platform for parents to get support from and give support to each other. Disability in a family can very often bring about isolation. If people with family members with intellectual disability within a community know of other they can support one another. We want to uplift families through stimulation, support and training. We also have a toy library to supply toys to these families to enable them to follow the intervention program and to help their child develop through play.
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