At the end of 2014 we received the amazing news that we have acquired a new building and sponsorship to renovate and support our work for the next 18 months. We can not be more excited and has lifted a weight off our minds. It has enabled us to concentrate on the important work of working the children of St Lucia. Our calender this
In November of 2014, a Paediatric Physiotherapist and former volunteer at CDGC, Judy Fullerton, returned to St Lucia on vacation. She very graciously over the last year collected gently used donated equipment, toys, books and other items from all over the UK. She also raised funds to purchase a 20 foot container, filled it with all these donated items and shipped it to St.
November 22nd 2014 was the culmination of several months training for Aretha Cooper, Psychologist and Elaine Clement, Physiotherapist. In a moment of madness they decided to enter in order for the CDGC to raise awareness of children with disabilities in St Lucia and with the cooperation of the organisers, raise much needed funds to enable us to continue the therapy. After lots of distractions
Our mission is to provide early health care intervention to assist children in developing to their fullest potential. This is achieved by investing in early diagnosis, therapy and counselling, thereby enhancing access to education. These services are offered to children from birth to the age of sixteen years by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals currently comprising: A Paediatrican – Dr Kim Gardner MD, MsPH,
CDGC founder Dr Brigitte Schuling and current team psychologist, Miss Aretha Cooper, attended the 14th Congress of the World Association of Infant Mental Health in Edinburgh, Scotland during May 2014. A poster presentation was made entitled: A report on early intervention services for children with disabilities in St. Lucia.The conference was attended by over 1700 delegates from all over the world. It was the
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