Six-year-old Novita kid Stefania Delgado-Mendoza lives with bilateral cerebral palsy, and her determination to learn things for herself and achieve her goals is an example of the inspiration behind the development of the new Central Therapy hub at Hindmarsh.
Stefania – who helped South Australian Premier, the Honourable Steven Marshall MP and our President, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the hub’s official opening – is described by her therapists as a little champion who defies expectations.
She has been learning skills such as eating with a knife and fork, skipping with a rope, and climbing stairs without using the handrails. Stefania recently also learned to swing across the monkey bars at school without any help – a proud achievement.
Stefania receives a range of services and supports from Novita, including physiotherapy, speech pathology and aquatic therapy, and has also participated in our school holiday intensive programs and Novitatech’s bike clinic.
Stefania’s two sisters – eight-year-old Sofia and 10-year-old Fiorella – also receive services and support from the Novita team.
Cassie and Liam from Novita’s Transition to Work program take you on a guided tour of our new Central Therapy hub in Hindmarsh. Join them, their good friend Cameron, and many more as they travel through the state-of-the-art facility on the corner of Port and South Roads.
Novita Central Therapy features the latest in accessible building design, including indoor and outdoor sensory spaces, multiple therapy rooms, new accessible smart technology, a kitchen training centre, and a public café.
At Novita, we’ve been doing what we do for over 80 years, and we are one of South Australia’s largest providers of disability supports, services and equipment. If you’re interested, you can register for Novita services now.