Cerebral Palsy Nepal (registered as Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Nepal) is Nepal’s only non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy and their families. Since our foundation 27 years ago, we have helped thousands of individuals with cerebral palsy and development delay to overcome many of the barriers they face, and to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Program: Vocational Centre
Age: 15 years
Case: Athetoid Dystonic Cerebral Palsy
Umesh is mentally normal, but experiences great physical difficulties. He has low body stability, uncontrolled movements, cannot use his arms for tasks, and has difficulty speaking.
After receiving treatment at the CPRC for some years, Umesh joined the Special Education Programme, where he started computer classes. Using a specially adapted computer that can be controlled by Umesh’s feet, he has learned with great enthusiasm. Since he cannot turn the pages of a book, the computer is crucial to his learning.
But it’s not all hard work: Umesh also enjoys playing computer games, making friends online, and is teaching his family how to use the computer. In every way, it’s transformed his life.
Now Umesh dreams of becoming a computer engineer.
By Usha, Physiotherapy Assistant