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NEW MANUAL


Understanding Intellectual Disability - a handbook for families, staff,

students and professionals

Edited by Rebecca Johns and Colleen Adnams

Available HERE from the WCFID

‘This manual represents an important milestone. Written by experts but in a very engaging

and accessible style. It will become a key resource for families, staff, students and

professionals, and, most importantly, a way to improve the lives of people with intellectual

disability. The book pays tribute to the legacy of the late Professor Grover, and adds to the

excellent work of the Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability. The book has

application not only in the Western Cape but much more broadly, and I anticipate that it will

be used far beyond the borders of the Western Cape, and of South Africa’.


Leslie Swartz

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Stellenbosch University

Editor in Chief: African Journal of Disability


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Elected at the AGM 13 September 2016 - WCFID Board of Management; 2016 - 2018. From left: Gail Davids; Nomasango Xabaniso; Rosemary De Waal; John Williams (Treasurer); Tessa Wood (ex officio); Fatima Shaboodien (Chairperson); Sue van der Linde; Colleen Adnams; Seated: Lecinda Cunningham and Lindelwa Madikane. Absent from the photograph: Kay Cikizwa and Aletta Pearce.

Ruth Alfreds (on the left) was presented with the WCFID Honorary Life Membership Award by the Chairperson, Fatima Shaboodien. The award is in recognition of her exceptional service to the intellectual disability sector.

DOWNLOAD THE  LATEST  NEWSLETTER UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

HELP DESK

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCE & GOVERNANCE

The WCFID offers support to special care centres/24 hour care facilities for people with severe to profound intellectual disability through training and mentoring in governance, financial management and compliance.

Should your centre/facility require assistance, please contact the HELP DESK for an appointment.

Michelle Mert: Tel:     021 510 4686

                          Email: support@wcfid.co.za

‘The One to One Day event is the most important activity on our client`s annual calendar. We  thank the WCFID for caring and for ensuring quality community service standards for the  intellectual disability sector’ Click here for more about One-to-One Day

ONE-TO-ONE DAY 2018 will be held on Sunday, 19 August.




Prof. Colleen Adnams (on the left) was presented with the WCFID Honorary Life Membership Award by the Chairperson, Fatima Shaboodien. The award is in recognition of her exceptional service to the intellectual disability sector. Prof. Adnams has numerous

publications in the areas of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities

In South Africa and holds the only chair of intellectual disability in Africa.

Prof. Colleen Adnams is the also new President of IASSIDD

Founded in 1964, IASSIDD is an international, interdisciplinary and scientific non-governmental organisation that promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities. IASSIDD has official relations with the World Health Organistation - www.iassidd.org

The WCFID is proud to be associated with Colleen.

WCFID Honorary Life Membership Awards 31st WCFID AGM - 12 September 2017 WCFID Honorary Life Membership Award 30th WCFID AGM - 12 September 2016

William Kerfoot is a lawyer at the Cape Town Legal Resources Centre. He has been a

friend of the Forum for 20 years and has been involved in the Right to Education

campaign for children with severe to profound intellectual disability.

Honorary life membership of the WCFID was given to William to acknowledge how important he has been to the advocacy movement, and to thank him for his many years of support to the sector. The honorary life membership award was presented to William by Aletta Pearce (not shown in picture) WCFID Board Member.

ACCREDITED CARER COURSE Home Based Care: Disability Care  Graduating Class of 2017

GRADUATION DAY! Such an exciting day for all of us at WCFID! We are so proud of these special care centre carers who are the first to graduate from our NQF2 accredited carer course, in partnership with Robin Trust titled Home Based Care: Disability Care. This pilot course ran for 6 months and was definitely a journey of so much hard work for everyone involved.


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE  PROGRAMME

A WORD OF THANKS FOR SERVICES

'On behalf of myself, board members and staff, I wish to thank you and WCFID for your services and support in our progress of compliance towards government policy.' Member Centre

SPECIAL ACCREDITED COURSE AVAILABLE FOR CARERS IN 2018

This course, Home Based Care: Disability Care, provides 32 credits towards a National Certificate.

This course also inculdes WCFID training on: Understanding Intellectual Disability; Learning by Doing; The Right to Protection and Thinking Ahead.

Please contact Aimee Isaacs on 021 510 4686 or email programmes@wcfid.co.za if you would like more information about this course.

ACCREDITED CARER COURSE Home Based Care:  Disability Care          Graduating Class of 2017

THE NEW VERA GROVER PROFESSOR OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

The Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability is delighted to announce that Professor Sharon Kleintjes has been appointed the third Professor of the Vera Grover Chair of Intellectual Disability.

Sharon was appointed to (effective, March 2018) the Vera Grover Chair of Intellectual Disability in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government Department of Health. She will also assume a role on the WCFID Board of Management and will take over chairing the Vera Grover Trust Fund Allocations Committee.

Sharon has an MA Clinical Psychology (UCT), 1991; MPhil Child and Adolescent Pyschiatry (UCT), 2004 and a PhD (UCT), 2012. She has worked in the Western Cape Province’s Department of Health, as a clinical psychologist and as a programme manager for the Mental Health Programme in the province between 1996 and 2004. Sharon did some of her training with Professor Vera Grover at Alexandra Hospital and worked as part of the mental health team, with Manny Saptouw and Marinda Roelofse, which drew attention to the important issue of sexuality and intellectual disability. She also has a strong research background.

Please join the WCFID in congratulating Sharon and welcoming her to her new post.

WCFID NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2018.pdf