Down Syndrome Association Western Cape (DSAWC) is a non-profit organisation formed in 1976 by a group for parents of children with Down syndrome. DSAWC offers a variety of services and support to people with Down syndrome (DS) and similar disabilities and their families. Our services and programmes are aimed at improving the quality of life for people with DS, helping them find their purpose and take their rightful place in society. We encourage people with DS to develop to their full potential, using their skills and abilities to contribute to their communities, promoting the idea that they have the right to live with independence, dignity, respect and security as valued adults and full citizens in our society.
DSAWC endeavors to empower families through dissemination of information, training courses and establishing of support groups. We encourage a more inclusive environment in the education and employment arenas and our ongoing mission is to see that the rights of disabled adults and children are recognised and honored in all spheres of life.
Conditions supported: Down Syndrome and similar intellectual disabilities
Number of members: 481 families
Contact person: Tineke Ganz-Malan
Email: email@example.com | Call: (021) 919 8533
Address: 73 Van der Stel Street, Oakdale, Bellville, Western Cape, 7530, South Africa
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