City: Petaling Jaya
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The Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1960. It has now become the vital link to bring hope to spastic children so that parents with children suffering from cerebral palsy could seek help and assistance from trained personnel.
The Association manages a Spastic Centre which provide free transport, education and treatment (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) for over 250 children living in Selangor and Federal Territory at the cost of about RM2.0 million a year.
Spastic children are admitted at an early age. Parents are encouraged to bring their children as early as possible (including babies). Children of schooling age are admitted at the school section while younger children are given outpatient treatment. The school section carries out both teaching and extra curricular activities including sports, concerts, swimming, outings, horse riding, gardening and needle work. Young adults are employed in the sheltered workshop. The Association runs a fleet of 7 vehicles to transport the children from their homes to the Centre and vice-versa.
The Association provides ample opportunities for the spastic children to participate in sporting activities. The children have excelled in national, regional and international sports including the Paralympics, Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled, World (Robin Hood) Games For Cerebral Palsy, Singapore National Sports for the Disabled and our own National Sports for the Disabled.