Day: October 12, 2020

Why are mental disabilities still the elephant in the room?

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the SA Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) reports that 23 South Africans commit suicide every day. However, despite the disturbing global statistics, mental illness remains the most stigmatised of all health conditions and those affected continue to be shamed and face …

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Lego launches new bricks to help blind children learn braille

The LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group roll out the first wave of the program in partnership with local sight loss organizations to help children with vision impairment learn critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration through play. LEGO® Braille Bricks will be launched in twenty countries over the next six months following successful pilot program …

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National Down Syndrome Day is on 20 October: Employing persons with intellectual disabilities

About Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder arising at the time of conception. This is caused by an excess in genetic material when an individual has an extra copy of chromosome 21, commonly refered to as Trisomy 21, which causes delays in physical and intellectual development. The exact cause of Down syndrome is …

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