Wheelchairs for all at Dandenong Valley Special Developmental School

October 5, 2017 by Variety - the Children's Charity

Variety Gifts 2 Wheelchairs to Dandenong SDS

On Monday 9 October at 9am Variety – the Children’s Charity will present two wheelchairs to Dandenong Valley Special Developmental School to assist a number of students in the classroom.

Several children at the school have complex medical needs and are not always able to get around. Because they are mobile at times with no identified physical disability diagnosis, the school was not able to receive State funding for the chairs. Variety is pleased to be able to support these students.

Variety – the Children’s Charity helps children with financial support for specialist equipment, like these wheelchairs, when they can’t afford it, and when government assistance isn’t available.

These senior school sized wheelchairs will accommodate these children, enabling them to be more comfortable, supported and remain safe.

Dandenong Valley SDS is a specialist setting serving the needs of students with disabilities from a wide area covering Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia. Students must be living with an Intellectual Disability with an IQ score below 50 on enrolment in the school and when they move into the middle school (year 6-7). The school has a high population of low socio-economic of students.

The wheelchairs will be presented by Variety – the Children’s Charity Board Member Ken Pryor who will arrive in his colourfully themed Sesame Street Variety Bash car that always delights children and adults alike.

Variety – the Children’s Charity supports children and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with a disability.

Our work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem, and where possible, assistance to help them integrate into mainstream school and activities.

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