Lending the Lesser-abled a Hand

By Andrea Filmer

May 2018 FEATURE
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With inspirational sayings looking down on the corridors, CPCAP looks a lot like any other school in the country.
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The learning centre of the Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang is a boon to patients and parents alike.The Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang (CPCAP), which turns 56 this year, houses a fully functioning school that prepares children with cerebral palsy to enter mainstream schools and educates those who are not yet able to do so.Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder that primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. It stems from damage to a child’s brain...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.