From Isolation to Participation
Lele’s parents were divorced when she was little, and neither of them wanted to take on the responsibility for Lele who has Cerebral Palsy, so her grandma stepped in to care for her. Though persuaded by her friends to give up on Lele, grandma cherished this granddaughter dearly and was determined to try her best to raise her.
Grandma heard about ICC’s Family Partners Programme (FPP) from some parents in the hospital who is also raising a child with a disability. When she heard that she could get free therapy for Lele, she was greatly encouraged and relieved because she has almost used up all her money trying to provide therapy for Lele. She immediately took Lele to FPP for an assessment.
Lele was about eight years old when she first came to FPP. Over the last five years, grandma has received support through the FPP community and participated in the training. Social workers from FPP have made home visits to the family which they greatly appreciate as they often feel isolated. Lele has received therapy, special education, enjoyed attending outings and going to the summer camps!