EARLY MILESTONES INTERVENTION & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE'S objective is to provide early
intervention therapy services to children with cerebral palsy at affordable rates to low income families so as
to empower them to be independent. Mothers too are empowered through training to be able to provide
appropriate care to their child living with disabilities and hasn't acquired their milestones.
what do we do: we work on the inclusion of children with disabilities mainly cerebral palsy through
habilitation and rehabilitation. As a result of our services, children are able to walk, acquire speech and do
other activities of daily living.
November 2020 saw one of our girls ,Alice, a 5 year old who receives therapy at our centre achieve her
sitting milestone at the age of 5 years. Her mother was very elated citing "As a mother to a child with
disabilities, I see the significance of early intervention and appreciate the work therapists do to help our
children and teach us ways to care for our child. This is empowering and I would encourage every mother to
never give up." We are now working on her standing/weight bearing so that she is able to walk.
Damaris, a 3 year old girl from Thika, Makongeni was also able to achieve her standing milestone. Her
speech also improved immensely with her parents being happy with the progress. As at Jan 31st 2021,
Despite COVID-19 in 2020 , we had 5 more children coming to the centre for therapy bringing the total to 65
children and 5 more empowered parents.
We have put measures in place to ensure safety of our children. This is because continuous therapy is
important to prevent regression. With continous support, A child with Cerebral Palsy can achieve her fullest