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Observing World Autism Day

Observing World Autism Day

THE World Autism Awareness Day is observed around the globe on April 2 to raise awareness. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) , autism is a complex nervous system disability which affects normal brain function. WHO said autism usually manifests during the first three years of a person’s life. Autism is described as an […]

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The Eighth Annual Disability Summit and Careers Expo

The Eighth Annual Disability Summit and Careers Expo

Previously known as the Hope-Mandeville Disability Careers Expo, the 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo, rolled out by Creative Space Media was the second of its kind and magnitude. Combining a career expo and numerous demonstrations, the two-day event took place on 11 and 12 April 2019 at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. We are delighted […]

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Call for translation service providers- Bridge CRPD-SDGS Training Initiative

The Bridge CRPD-SDGs Initiative is looking for a translator (or a team of translators) to translate the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Training materials from English to Swahili. The entire package of material comprises of 20 documents, 56 pages, and 264 slides, in a total of words: 31,144. Translator(s) will have May and June to translate all material. To apply: Interested service providers […]

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Speech on Inclusive Education-Thembelihle Ngcai

Speech on Inclusive Education-Thembelihle Ngcai

‘Building an empathetic, conscious and sensitive society that embraces difference’ – a speech by Ms Thembelihle Ngcai at the Eastern Cape Inclusive Education Indaba, 14 March 2019. With all protocol observed, good afternoon everyone. My name is Thembelihle Ngcai. Nearly twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA […]

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U N Flagship Report Disability and Development 2018

U N Flagship Report Disability and Development 2018

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. The Department works in three main interlinked areas: (i) it compiles, generates and analyses a wide range of economic, social and environmental data and information on […]

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Remarks to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council

Remarks to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council

As he said, the Human Rights Council is “the epicentre for international dialogue and cooperation on the protection of all human rights — civil, political, economic, social and cultural.  Every door you open helps promote opportunity.  Every right you secure is another brick in the building of a better world.” Download a full Speech

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What makes the difference in people’s lives when they have a mental disorder?

Abstract Objectives The objective of this study was to identify which environmental factors are the most responsible for the disability experienced by persons with mental disorders and whether they differ (1) from those in cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory conditions, diabetes, and cancer, and (2) depending on the capacity level-a proxy for the impact of health […]

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