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2022: SECOND TERM TRAINING

AMENDMENTS: The webinar 'The importance of the online space for people with intellectual disability' will be presented on 22 June 2022 - the date has been changed from 11 May 2022.

Please note that the title of the topic of the webinar for 18 May 2022, has been changed to, 'Programmes and activities for children and adolescents with severe to profound intellectual disability and additional visual/hearing disabilities'.
Information, about the content of the webinars, is included in the WCFID's April 2022 Newsletter which is available on this website (the next news item).

Should you have any questions about the Training Programme, please contact Shakira Lakay: coordinator@wcfid.co.za

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NEWS UPDATE - SECOND TERM 2022

In the latest newsletter, Tessa Wood shares her farewell message. She leaves knowing that the new director, Gail Davids, who joins the WCFID on 19 April 2022, brings a wealth of experience and skills gained over more than two decades of service within the intellectual disability community.

Also included in the newsletter, are details of the Training Programme for the second term. Should you have any questions about the programme, please contact Shakira Lakay: coordinator@wcfid.co.za

Click on the link below for more details.

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HEAR OUR VOICES - HEAR OUR MESSAGE

This year the WCFID chatted to some young people with intellectual disability about their lives, their hopes and dreams. Young people with intellectual disability have the same interests, hobbies, hopes and dreams as their peers but feel they are not given the same opportunities to explore this and that they are unfairly judged. This International Disability Awareness Day, 03 December 2021, has the theme of ‘The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke – Create and Realise an Inclusive Society Upholding Rights of Persons with Disabilities’. Let’s listen to the voices of young people with disabilities and aim to build an inclusive society for their future.

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THE WCFID TURNS 50 YEARS: 1971-2021

As part of the WCFID's 50th year celebration, an awards ceremony was held to recognise and thank a few people for their special contribution to the development and growth of the 'Forum'.
It was a difficult task to limit the awards to a certain number of receipients, ideally, the WCFID would have wanted acknowledge the entire intellectual disability community!

To view the awards ceremony, please clink on the link below.

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ADVANCING THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 states that everyone has a right to a basic education. In spite of this provision, we continue to fail children with disabilities.

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ADVANCING RIGHTS FOR ALL

Education for learners with disabilities: Education departments are not taking their constitutional obligations and legal mandates seriously. Should you have questions, please contact the WCFID Advocacy Manager: advocacy@wcfid.co.za

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EVER HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY?

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions as well as information to help to clear up some myths & misunderstandings.

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WCFID's SEXUALITY & INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY PROGRAMME

The WCFID was invited to present on 'Sexuality and Intellectual Disability' at the
third International Developmental Paediatrics Association Congress, held in Manila
Philippines, in December 2019.

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