Parenting can be a tough gig! And if your little person faces additional challenges, it can be hard to know how to support them.

For 145 years, Can:Do 4Kids has been SA’s trusted helping hand for children who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, have low vision or are facing sensory, independence or social challenges.

We admire this team of local legends for changing the possibilities for next generations and ensuring their families have all the support they need to thrive.

Photo :: Tom Roschi 

Can who?

Originally Townsend House, Can:Do 4Kids has an abundance of experts on hand to help babies, right through to 26-year-olds. For some, it may be a goal to get dressed independently in the morning; for others it’s being able to enjoy a family meal, catching the bus, or starting in a mainstream school. Just as every one of us is different, the goals for each child are relevant to their world and what will help them to feel fulfilled.

Under sevens – For littlies under seven, the focus is on communication, play, physical development, social skills, and nailing the foundations of sleep, toileting and feeding.

Seven and above – It’s all about assisting with social and life skills, communication, gross motor, attention and concentration, cognition, and supporting the transition to school, tertiary education and employment.

Photo :: Tom Roschi 

Can where?

From north to south, east to west, Can:Do 4Kids offers centre-based support and in-home services all over SA. A not-for-profit organisation, they provide opportunities for clients and their families to connect and engage with others who are sharing a similar journey, including pool parties, Christmas parties and other events throughout the year.

Can new

Can:Do 4Kids has just swung open the doors to a new centre in Noarlunga and there are learning experiences around every corner. With state-of-the-art technology, it has been purpose-built for group programs and fostering connections. Amongst some of the incredible offerings is the Tech Hub — complete with a Lego room, robotics, virtual reality and digital gaming, all with modifications for additional needs.

They also have a full independent living skills kitchen and laundry (all modified for wheelchairs), as well as a movement zone which has a rock-climbing wall, jungle gym and more.

Photo :: Tom Roschi 

Can how?

There are a number of ways to engage and connect with their services. You don’t need a referral — just call, email or let them know you’re interested via the website. They will be in touch to gather some information in order to understand how they could support you, or your child, and discuss funding options.

Em xx

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Em Worthington

Em Worthington

Writer and Content Creator for Adelady, her heart starts racing at the sight of a whiteboard or mere mention of a brainstorm.

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