The Government Gazette is calling for comments to the Draft Policy for the Provision of Quality Education and Support for Children with Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability as well as on the Draft Learning Programme.

The Draft Policy is the culmination of deliberations since 2011 of the Inter-Departmental Forum with representation from the Departments of Health, Social Development, Transport, Public Works, Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Western Cape Provincial Government. Together with the Draft Policy, a Learning Programme has also been developed to guide caregivers and teachers on how to provide stimulation to children so as to maximise their development and learning.

Comments to both draft policy documents MUST BE submitted by 9 December 2016.

Comments must be submitted on the template that is provided and addressed to
Mrs M Schoeman at [email protected].

For any further enquiries, please contact
Dr M Simelane at 012 357 4082
Mrs Schoeman at 012 357 4084
Ms M Chaane at 012 357 4105


All documents, including the response template can be downloaded from the NCDs Knowledge Base: Click here for download

A consultation session to finalise the policy document and Learning Programme is being arranged for 12 and 13 January 2017. A formal invitation will be sent regarding this.