The Special Mothers Project’s vision is to create awareness about cerebral palsy and point families with children who have cerebral palsy to available services in Ghana.

The project also seeks to empower the mothers with basic handling and management of a child with cerebral palsy.
his is done through training workshops for parents/mothers with the basic physiotherapy skills and encourage parents to share vital information.

The workshops also serve as a skill learning platform for parents and a networking opportunity to meet other mothers/families with children with cerebral palsy.

The project also hopes to create awareness among teachers, health professionals, community based rehabilitation workers and policy makers by engaging them in workshops.

The Special Mothers Project will work closely with the Department of Social Welfare and the Special Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service as well as other identifiable stakeholders.

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Stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours
The Special Mothers Project is committed to create awareness on cerebral palsy and its related issues in Ghana  to make all Ghanaians understand that cerebral palsy is not a curse. We create awareness using the media and by empowering parents especially mothers

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Awareness is an ongoing activity, we hope that in five years  about 70 percent of Ghanaians will fully understand cerebral palsy as a condition and join the effort to stop stigmatization and discrimination.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Capacity building: teachers and staff
The Special Mothers Project is embarking of a training and awareness creation programme in  schools especially early Childhood Educational Centres to enable them cerebral palsy as a condition to avoid discriminating against children with cerebral palsy whose parents may want to send them to such centre. Children with cerebral palsy do better when they mix with regular children

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
We hope that in the next five years about 50 percent of early childhood centres or day day centres will understand cerebral palsy as a condition and accept children with cerebral palsy in their facilities, We believe Inclusion should start from there.

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Inclusive social protection systems
Many parents especially mothers get sacked from work due to the many excuses from work because they need to honour one appointment after another at the hospital or with the therapists, getting people who are equipped to even handle children with cerebral palsy effectively is a big issue in Ghana. Many mothers have had to quit  their jobs to take care of their children, the special mothers project aims at enhancing the skills that mothers already have in taking care of their children into marketable skills to benefit other families in similar situations such that others can go to work and earn an income. Training mothers and caregivers to make their services professional is one of our goals

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
We hope that in the next three years there will be any more people who venture into careers that support families raising children with cerebral palsy.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

Policy and guidance
The Special Mothers Project is working to ensure that policy is formulated to ensure the use of technology  and innovation in terms of children with cerebral palsy in all spheres of life.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
We hope that in the next five years more technology in terms of assistive device for children with cerebral palsy in the classrooms, at homes and at public places is available through effective policy of technology and innovation.

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit resources to support strengthened disability data
No data exist for children with cerebral palsy in Ghana. Its urgent.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
The Time is now, start data gathering now.

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Mothers suffers the most when their children have a disability, therefore women should be given some consideration and their voices heard when formulating policies.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
We need to get mothers opinion in formulating policies now.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Implement the disability law fully.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: The time is now.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018