Association of the month

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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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

July is Mental Illness Awareness Month. Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a critical issue in South Africa. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa …

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The Relationship Between Disability and Addiction

Substance Abuse Awareness Day takes place on 26 June. In our country, there are many people dealing with the effects of substance abuse on a daily basis, with many people struggling to cope as it is. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), some people living with mental illness or suffering from …

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Online concert to raise funds for persons with disabilities

Casual Day, South Africa’s well-known fund-raising and awareness campaign for persons with disabilities, will be hosting their first online concert via Facebook Live on Youth Day, June 16, at 1pm. Featuring an exciting line-up of artists, (persons with and without disabilities), this promises to be an awesome showcase of talent and diversity coming together for …

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Africa

Multiple Sclerosis Society is a patient driven organisation supporting and facilitating services to all persons with MS, their families and carers. MSSA speaks out, lobbies and advocates on behalf of the patient, with access to treatment and support being the biggest challenge. The ultimate goal is to make information available to everybody living with this …

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