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Autism: Why aren’t we aware?

April 2, 2019
News  

Early diagnosis, research and education are the top priorities for South Africa this World Autism Day (2 April). Many are unaware of the condition, despite it affecting up to 2% of people on the planet.

Disabled student with no limbs graduates with new hopes and dreams

March 10, 2019
News  

After years of hard work disabled student Tinyiko Gwambe will soon be qualifying as a social worker, and has new ambitions of getting her own custom-made car.

President’s broken promise leaves disabled kids desperate

February 20, 2019
OurHealth  

The founder of Tembisa’s only care facility for children with disabilities is confused after land promised to them by the president has not materialised.

Disabled child refused a place at school

January 29, 2019
OurHealth  

Out of the 32 schools that offer support to learners with cerebral palsy in Gauteng, an official at the Ekurhuleni district office has allegedly turned one family away, telling them there was no school suitable for their four-year-old with special needs.

Disabled university students: Doomed without support

January 17, 2019
OurHealth  

Disabled students at universities around the country, whose special needs are not adequately accommodated, could end up dropping out.

Disabled youth uses practical skills to raise funds

January 9, 2019
OurHealth  

Young adults with learning disabilities or physical challenges – often ridiculed and shamed – are the focus of a Tembisa training centre developed to address their specific needs.

Disability activist on a drive to get people to walk in her shoes

December 31, 2018
Disability   Women's Health  

Masingita Masungu is embarking on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo to celebrate Africa’s diversity as she spreads her message: “Walk in my shoes”.