The Intellectually Disabled and Happiness

The Intellectually Disabled and Happiness

We don’t often associate disability with happiness. After all, disability whether physical or intellectual, translates in most people’s minds to dependency driven by constant challenge and difficulty. But we couldn’t be more wrong – particularly when we look at...
PLEASE TO MEET YOU:  JENAT MNYAZI

PLEASE TO MEET YOU: JENAT MNYAZI

Jenat is a housemother to the residents at House Liebenberg.  She says: “I am a mother to them the same way as I am a mother to my own children. I am a person that you can come to for advice and have gained a lot of experience in being there for our residents.” She ...
Ontmoet ons spesiale inwoners:  Algon Kock

Ontmoet ons spesiale inwoners: Algon Kock

Algon Kock is al 19 jaar lank ‘n gelukkige inwoner van Sunfield Home in Wellington. Sy ma Alta vertel hy is prematuur gebore, het geen suigrefleks gehad nie en tot en met 3 dae oud nog geen melk ingeneem nie.  Hy het erge geelsug ontwikkel en sy ouers moes inderhaas...
When Parting is Best: homing your intellectually disabled child

When Parting is Best: homing your intellectually disabled child

Children with intellectual disabilities usually display problems in a number of areas: the ability to learn, reason, make decisions, and solve problems; as well as daily life areas such as being able to communicate effectively, interact with others, and take care of...
Home Alone: intellectually disabled people living on their own

Home Alone: intellectually disabled people living on their own

Intellectually disabled people living alone and fending for themselves is, for many people, a pipe dream – or at least very difficult to accomplish. However, planning, preparing, and facing the challenges as early as possible, can bring about both positive opportunity...
Career Choices for the Intellectually Disabled

Career Choices for the Intellectually Disabled

There’s no denying that finding a career niche for an intellectually disabled person can be a difficult process. And there’s no one size fits all – because ID varies in every individual, so each case is unique and requires careful analysis of strengths and weaknesses,...
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