Disability Spotlight

BETHESDA HOUSE OF HOPE

Concentrate on your ABILITIES and not the DISABILITY. November is International Disability Rights Awareness month, and began with the sub-theme “Children and young people with disabilities empowered to chart their own destiny through access to quality lifelong learning”.  In commemorating this month, Barloworld Equipment, in partnership with Disability Connect, adopted a school as part of …

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If you are depressed, does it mean you have a disability?

July is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity for Disability Connect to profile depression, one of the most prominent mental illnesses globally, and to confirm that in some cases, depression can and should be declared a disability. If you suffer from a mental illness like depression, does it mean you have a disability? According to an …

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International Albinism Awareness Day: 13 June

People with albinism among those “left furthest behind” International Albinism Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate people and to promote albinism awareness and commit to continue advocating for their rights. Persons with Albinism are usually as healthy as the rest of the population, with growth and development occurring as normal, but can be classified as disabled because of …

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May is International Multiple Sclerosis Month.

May is International Multiple Sclerosis Month. Disability Connect asked Gerald Albertyn, head of Operations and Strategy at Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA) more about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the many challenges faced by the thousands of sufferers in South Africa. Approximately how many South Africans suffer from MS? In South Africa, it is estimated that …

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