MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS:  CAROLYNN RUSHMER

MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS: CAROLYNN RUSHMER

 Carolynn (37) was born with a very rare heart/lung disorder (Scimitar syndrome), which is hereditary and her uncle was also the first patient to be diagnosed in South Arica. She was very sick as a child, but with plenty of love and care she stabilised until the age...
The Special Needs of Intellectually Disabled Children

The Special Needs of Intellectually Disabled Children

Discovering your child may have an intellectual disability is a difficult reality to come to terms with. Immediate concerns center around the child’s upbringing, security, learning competencies and life development. Whatever the situation however, one fact will impact...
MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS:  NANGAMSO BABA

MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS: NANGAMSO BABA

As any mother, Nomvuyo expected to have a neurotypical child. All went well throughout her pregnancy although the labour was long and she ended up having to undergo a caesarean section. A lovely girl, named Nangamso was born. At first, most of her development...
BLY TE KENNE:  TYRONE LAMBERT & LIONEL HERANDIEN

BLY TE KENNE: TYRONE LAMBERT & LIONEL HERANDIEN

Ons vertel julle vandag meer van ons getroue sekuriteitswagte wat die Sunfield Home perseel en ons inwoners so getrou bewaar.  Tyrone Lambert is 24 jaar oud en kom uit ‘n gesin van ses. Hyself het ook ‘n dogtertjie van ‘n jaar oud.  Tyrone is werksaam by die...
The Psychology of Different

The Psychology of Different

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt In a way, we are all different – and we are meant to be so. But society likes to level things out and manage groups – and those who appear difficult to quantify, who don’t fit into a useful...
Determining skills and finding careers

Determining skills and finding careers

One of the most difficult areas for accomplishment for those with intellectual disabilities still remains the problem of training for specific skills and finding employment within the scope of that training. Training is determined by various abilities to learn,...
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