Words Ancella Ramnas

Emma Clark, a speech therapist from England, has very kindly volunteered her services for free at the Lyttelton outreach8 Rinske Pouwels, a parent with a child with Down syndrome and a physiotherapist, offers parents advice on exercises that they can do with their children8 We have two new young and energetic occupational therapists joining us in January 20108




Mlungisi & Emma (speech therapist) We have spent some money on purchasing educational books and toys for this quarter, valued at R496 08 The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has provided funding for parent support and outreach development so we will be sending two new parent support councillors, as well as the outreach coordinators, on this training course8 We also appeal to parents to please drop off their unwanted toys at the office8 This will then be distributed between the two outreaches8

I’m glad to report that I have finally managed to get the management at the University of Limpopo physiotherapy department to send some students to volunteer their services at our Ga-rankuwa outreach8 They started on the 22 April 20098 We are now a fully serviced outreach offering occupational, speech and physiotherapy8 SA Breweries (SAB) has also agreed to undertake renovations at the clinic at a cost of R282608608 We offer our sincere gratitude to the management at SAB8 We are all very excited about this and the parents are looking forward to coming to a friendlier and aesthetically pleasing environment8

The Down Syndrome Association, Tshwane Branch, offers free occupational and speech therapy at the following outreaches

Ga-rankuwa – Masakhane Clinic (attached to the premises of SAB in Garankuwa), Industrial Park Every Wednesday 09:00 – 12:00

Lyttelton –
54 Hoffmeyer Street, Lyttelton Every Thursday 09:00 – 12:00

Valhala –Valhalla Primary School, 9 Olden Rd Valhalla, Every Thursday 09:00 – 12:00


For further enquiries please contact Ancella on  012 664-8928 or 082 4789 741