De Heide Special Care Centreย 

A day centre for children with cerebral palsy who have a severe and profound intellectual barriers that make learning difficult.

The programmes offerred at the centre are focused on development and also training for parents and caregivers to ensure continued management in the home environment.

De Heide Special Care Centre is a day centre that provides a care and educational programme for children and adults with severe and profound physical and intellectual disabilities and who experience severe barriers to learning.

Children with severe or profound intellectual disability function at the lowest levels of development in the conceptual, social and practical domains. Despite their significant developmental delays, they are still able to learn daily routines and aspects of self-care, albeit in different ways to children without disabilities. The main focus at De Heide is aimed at learners becoming as independent as possible and as such, the activities in the education programme are selected to meet this aim.

The activities presented through interactive learning encounters to create a fun and enjoyable learning experience. Despite the children acquiring a level of independence, the reality remains that they will always require a great deal of care and supervision throughout their lives.

De Heide offers a structured developmental programme and individual support plan which includes:

  • Ongoing assessment to ensure that the appropriate education and developmental programmes are implemented.
  • Individual therapeutic interventions and correct positioning to prevent impairment progression and complications
  • Activities of daily living
  • Training for parents and caregivers to ensure continued management in the home environment
  • Education and training for staff
  • Social work support to parents of the children at the Centre and in the home.
  • Daily transport


St. Giles Building
71 Klipfontein Road

NPO Number: 002-936
PBO Number: 130000643

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Keith talks high school, bullies, dating and sports.
How cerebral palsy added to his success and his outlook on life.

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To work each day is something people with disabilities have little or no opportunity to do.
The WCCPAโ€™s provision of protective employment each day at ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ is a huge blessing for many deserving people.

Specialised transport is required to give our beneficiaries an opportunity to work and expand their lives beyond the restriction of their home environment. Funding for a new bus is an urgent need for the organisation.
Please visit our website so you can read more about the work of The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association.
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I did it my way โ€“ Mariaโ€™s story
A great adventurer, a resourceful and independent force and a great inspirer.

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You may remember Suzy from the days when she was found in our local shops. She spread awareness and raised funds for children with cerebral palsy. We no longer see her in the shopping areas, but she is very available online.

We all seem to be moving at a rapid pace these days, but thankfully much is just a click away! Please will you consider downloading the Donate Nation App today so you can donate to the work of The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association via SUZY (who is now digital!)


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