The Fiji Crippled Children’s Society – Suva Branch, has been in operation since the early 1960’s. The Society was developed to provide education and related services to children with disabilities in Fiji. Today, known as the Frank Hilton Organisation, we continue to provide services not only to children in Fiji, but to other neighbouring Pacific Islands as well.

Programmes are provided to ensure early detection, access to health services, early intervention and rehabilitation, adequate nutrition, child safety and protection, and to maximize opportunities for early learning. All programmes provide parent and caregiver training in order to empower, educate and build caregiver capabilities that promote responsive caregiving.

The following services are provided;

  • Monitoring developmental milestones and intervention.
  • Ear and Hearing Care - Screening and diagnosis, hearing aid fitting
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Paediatric Mobility Device Services
  • Play-groups.
  • Parent Training and Support Programmes.
  • Special Education.
  • Family assistance – Nutrition, medication, education resources, environmental modifications, water sanitation and hygiene support, income generation, access to service support.
  • Residential care facilities for children with high support needs.
  • Referrals and transition to services and mainstream schools.
  • Teacher training and professional development.
All support programmes are offered through a multidisciplinary team approach and children may receive one or more programmes offered at the Centre on Brown Street or in the community.