In August 1962, with the assistance of the Penang Rotary Club, the Spastic Children’s Association of Penang was established. Initially, it operated from the premises of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Codrington Avenue and later moved to the residence of the late Mr. Lim Cheng Ean at 67 Northam Road. At its inception, the association catered to around 21 children with Cerebral Palsy.
In 1994, the association underwent a rebranding, adopting the name Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang. Currently, it occupies a 1.7-acre plot of land at 425, Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Pulau Pinang, which was generously donated by the late Tan Sri Dato Loh Boon Siew and Lam Wah Ee Trustees.
In 2023, the Association made the decision to remove the word ‘spastic’ from its logo. This choice was motivated by the fact that the term “spastic” has become outdated in everyday English language usage and is now considered inappropriate, except within specific medical contexts. Through this action, the Association seeks to foster inclusivity and eliminate any stigmatization linked to the condition.
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