Intellectual disabilities gets the spotlight in March

The 1st of March marks the start of Intellectual Disability Awareness Month which is aimed at prevention and educating on the disability.

This year Cape Mental Health is focusing on the right to equal education and employment opportunities for people living with intellectual disability.

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson spoke to Chanelle Albertyn, PR and Communications Manager at Cape Mental Health about the theme for the month #Barriersmustfall.

Listen to the full conversation below:

With intellectual Disability we are looking at people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome and people with mental health problems.

Chanelle Albertyn, PR and Communications Manager at Cape Mental Health

Children with mental disabilities they struggle more than normal children who have access to quality education

Chanelle Albertyn, PR and Communications Manager at Cape Mental Health

There are often no schools that implementing all inclusive education and children wait for long to get into special schools

Chanelle Albertyn, PR and Communications Manager at Cape Mental Health

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