OWL Caring for Children provides equipment and treatment for children with disabilities. We currently services children with a wide range of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions caused by disability. These disabilities include; cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Rhett Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, genetic conditions (such as chromosome deletion), spina bifida, hydrocephalus and intellectual impairment.
Due to the fact that people with disabilities face barriers in accessing the health and rehabilitation services they need, OWL Caring for Children aims to support a community of disabled children who come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and assist in alleviating the financial strain placed on the families due to their complex needs.
Assistive devices and technologies maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence to facilitate participation and can also help prevent impairments and secondary health conditions. Assistive technology is crucial in helping a child succeed and transition to an independent adulthood. OWL Caring for Children aims to provide the following assistive and adapted equipment for children with disabilities. This includes
- Mobility equipment: walkers, standing frames, non-electric wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, hoists and transfer aids.
- Equipment to help with daily activities: specialised toilet seats, safety bars, and bathing benches in the bathroom, seating equipment.
- Communication equipment: electronic communication boards, low-tech communication boards, speech-generating devices and eye-tracking devices.
- Feeding assistance – PEG feeding equipment, Syringes, special utensils
The children with disabilities needs for assistive devices are assessed by a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. OWL Caring for Children aims to assist families in paying for these therapies in order for their needs to be assessed and to allow for training the child in how to use the equipment appropriately. Furthermore, these therapies assist in developing skills for participation in activities of daily living.
OWL Caring for children would also like to pay it forward to other NGO’s as well, like Malamalama Onwards, The Sunshine Centre, Charlotte Maxeke School and the Braamfontein branch and many more.
We have realised how great the needs are and therefor want to Start the NPC so we could reach more children and families. We at OWL Caring for Children are passionate in helping special needs children and their families.
OWL CARING FOR CHILDREN NPC
4 Douglas Road, Bedfordview, 2007
PostNet Suite # 135 Private Bag X782. Bedfordview,2008
Tel: 011 450 1630 E-mail: Barbara@owldaycare.co.za
Barbara Wassermeier (Director), Lauren Davisson (Director), Charlene Steinmann (Director)
Company Reg #2018/361968/08