Functions

The Association has the following main functions:

  1. To promote the best possible legislative dispensation for persons with  cerebral palsy which shall include, where necessary, the
     initiation of new and the amendment of existing legislation and to seek the elimination of all legislative measures which hinder
     integration and independence of persons with cerebral palsy.
  2. To coordinate and correlate the activities of existing organisations and institutions engaged or interested in the provision of services for persons with cerebral palsy and to support and encourage the formation and development of similar organisations in all communities and to assist them to acquire knowledge, skills and experience in this field of work.
  3. To be the official channel of communication in matters of general policy between Provincial Associations and the Government and Provincial and other relevant authorities.  This clause shall in no way debar any Provincial Association from approaching its own Provincial or other authority on matters peculiar to its own Province or region, provided that no Provincial Association or individual member of such Association shall approach the Government on matters of general policy falling within the scope of the Association, except through the Management Committee acting on the authority of the Association.
  4. To act as an advisory body on all matters concerning the welfare and rehabilitation of persons with cerebral palsy.
  5. To cooperate with national organisations in South Africa and in other countries whose aims are similar to those of the Association and if deemed advisable to affiliate with such organisations.
  6. To cooperate with international organisations whose aims are similar to those of the Association, and if deemed advisable to affiliate with such organisations.
  7. To formulate policies and to promote and support measures for the early detection and prompt and efficient treatment of persons who are, or might become cerebral palsied.
  8. Generally to concern itself with all matters relating to the welfare and rehabilitation of persons with cerebral palsy; and the prevention of and research into disabling conditions throughout the area of  operation.
Events

National CP Awareness Week 2017

Will take place during the week of 21 August to 27 August 2017

2018 NAPCP Annual Conference

Details available shortly.

Current Projects

Two projects with the Lottery

Two exciting Lotto projects run by NAPCP are well underway. More news soon.

News

Professor Faith Bischof serving on the International Affairs Committee (IAC) of the AACPDM

Professor Faith Bischof, Vice Chairman of NAPCP is currently serving on the International Affairs committee (IAC) of the AACPDM...

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