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Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability

The WCFID established in 1971, started out as a group of concerned parents and individuals who wanted to address the lack of services for people with intellectual disability. As a formally constituted NGO, it has a diverse membership base of 200 individuals and organisations that provide services in the intellectual disability sector.
Our Vision A South Africa where all people with intellectual disability are enabled to live with inherent dignity as confirmed in the Constitution.
Our Mission To provide support service providers in the intellectual disability sector to ensure a better quality of life for people with intellectual disability.

Your valued donation will help to sustain the WCFID’s 3 pillars of support
TRAINING: workshops; on-site training and financial management - governance & mentoring for NGOs. Special programmes include: an accredited carer course; accredited first aid courses and managing behaviour that challenges.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: resources include training and educational material, for example: Understanding intellectual disability – a handbook for families, staff, students and professionals; Learning to use the toilet and the Right to protection–identifying and reporting sexual abuse of children and adults with intellectual disability (available in English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans).

ADVOCACY: Lobbying for the advancement of rights for people with intellectual disability; right to education for children with severe and profound intellectual disability; right to protection and the quality of care initiative for the sector.
Thank you for choosing to make a difference!