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March is Intellectual Disability month!


By: Carine Human

March is internationally recognised as Intellectual Disability (aka Developmental Disabilities) month, and it appears that worldwide organizations are striving to create awareness in particular for our youth, targeting our next... Read More


Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 3)


By: Carine Human

In Part 1, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was explored, along with the types of TBI and their symptoms. Traumatic Brain Injury Part 2 focused on the effects of TBI and... Read More


Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 2)


By: Carine Human

In Part 1, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was explored, along with the types of TBI and their symptoms. Part 2 will focus on the effects of TBI and how TBI... Read More


Traumatic Brain Injury


By: Carine Human

The brain is composed of three parts: the brainstem, cerebellum, and cerebrum. The cerebrum is divided into four lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital. While an injury may occur in... Read More


What Exactly is Down Syndrome?


By: Carine Human

Every cell in the human body has a nucleus and this is where genetic material is stored in genes. The codes responsible for all our inherited traits, are called genes... Read More


What are the Differences between Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness?


By: James Sleigh

This is a question that frequently comes up in our experience. Here at Camphill Village West Coast, we provide a residential community for those with intellectual disabilities and special needs... Read More