About Us

We want children, young people and their families to live life focused on what they CAN do.

That’s why we formed in 1874: to provide support and services to children, young people and their families, who are blind, Deaf, have low vision, are hard of hearing, or have sensory needs. We work together to help them communicate better, connect easier, and live their best lives.

Can:Do 4Kids, Townsend House also incorporates the Cora Barclay Listening and Spoken Language Program.  Founded in 1945 and formerly known as the Cora Barclay Centre, it is Australia’s oldest listening and spoken language service for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.

We’re proudly South Australia’s oldest children’s charity, and while a lot has changed since our early days, one thing has remained the same: our can do attitude.

Because up to 10,000 South Australian kids facing every day with hearing and vision challenges need our help and support.
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If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone for support click on the links below and we will be able to help you.

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