Parents have been our major concern in the care and management of their children with disabilities, because it is easily, a life changing experience.
As part of Children Development Centre (CDC’s) 20th anniversary celebration; which has been in the fore front in providing support in all areas relating to child care and services. This has indeed necessitated taking a day out to address the challenges that parents, families and care givers face in managing their children and young adults with disabilities, regardless of type or severity.
The Children’s Developmental Centre is a service-oriented, not-for-profit organization, dedicated in providing a broad range of educational and support services for children, young people and their families within the community.
Established 20 years ago, the Children’s Developmental Centre is located at 31, Modupe Johnson Crescent in Surulere. The place is a facility donated by the Lagos State Government, where we have begun to meet our children’s needs for the future and the present.
Our Vision is focused on the creation of centres in more local government areas and other states within Nigeria. This is based on the huge gaps that have been identified in giving appropriate services to children and young people with developmental disabilities in our communities.
More information on CDC can be reached on;http://www.cdcafrica.org.
To this end, we are importuning your support, in making this summit a reality for parents and the beginning of other forums to occur later in the year.
The theme for the entire year is to mark 20 years of service is; Compassion, connect: why our communities should care.
However, we are yet to explore if compassion is a family’s solution in overriding stigma. This summit will deal with a variety of issues; covering from childhood to adulthood.
CDC’s parents the Centre asks, you to be part of the movement….
The tentative presentations;
1. What do you believe is a disability?
2. To be or not to be my child’s disability (Issue of stigma)
3. Early detection, interventions and beyond
4. Nutrition and management of diets.
5. For fathers only
6. Managing adults with disabilities; will our children ever get married
7. Where is help when you need it.
8. Family financial management and budgeting
9. Preventing burn out, why can’t we laugh, smile and just have fun
10. Questions and answers.
Date: July 6th 2016
Venue: Sam Shonibare Community Development centre, Surulere, Lagos.
Time: 9am to 3pm
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