2.96. Spinal Cord Injury Resources in SOUTH AFRICA
Disabled People South Africa
DPSA ensures a special focus on the development of women and youth in all its programmes. Creates opportunity for disabled people to access education and training. Advocates for Government to adopt policies to advance the rights of disabled people. Lobbies and campaigns for integration of disability into national socio-economic development strategy. Supports business development services for entrepreneurs with disabilities. Deploys disabled people in rural communities to inform other disabled people and the communities about their rights.
The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) is a non-government organization for persons with physical disabilities that provides services to persons with mobility impairments.
QuadPara Association of South Africa
The Association strives to prevent spinal cord injury, as well as protect and promote the interests of people with mobility impairments by formulating a national policy and strategy, to develop and ensure the full potential and quality of their lives.
The Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) provides information to health care professionals and policy makers, promotes the treatment and rehabilitation of the spinal cord injured, and networks with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and other service providers.
The Chaeli Campaign
The Chaeli Campaign mobilises the minds and bodies of children with disabilities by providing assistive devices and therapies, as well as running educational and advocacy programmes and events - all with inclusion as the driving passion. We are active in six provinces of South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KZN, Free State and Mpumulanga) as well as supporting a group of 16 families with children with disabilities in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.
Uhambo Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in less-resourced settings by establishing a safe and effective network and sustainable model of distribution and support of assistive devices.