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To Help a Crippled Child Short Film (Full Length) – 1972 Documentary

To Help a Crippled Child

Short Film (Full Length) – 1972 Documentary

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This 1972 NFU documentary looks at the care of children born with physical disabilities. Aimed at families with ‘crippled’ children, the film was directed by Frank Chilton for the Crippled Children Society (now CCS Disability Action). Parents, doctors, teachers and field officers are shown engaging with children and young adults at home and in the community, from spring-loaded splints for spina bifida patients to Māori stick games as therapy for cerebral palsy. It is introduced by Mrs New Zealand 1970, Alison Henry (whose son was born with a congenital foot defect).

The best way that parents can help any crippled child is to make him as independent as possible.
– Robyn Gaudion, primary school teacher