Wendy Is Back!

(Above) Wendy Vermeulen, founding director of Brownies & Downies and Our Second Home, talking with Heart FM after her return to SA.   We did it! Wendy is back where she belongs – at Brownies & Downies! After years of back-and-forth with South African Home Affairs, lost submitted paperwork, “expert” consultations, lawyer intervention and trauma,

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Some Disabilities Can Be Avoided.

Did you know that some disabilities can be entirely avoidable? In today’s modern age, medical practitioners are more knowledgeable about the long- and short-term effects on our bodies when we consume certain foods and drink. What is it? Besides down syndrome, autism and learning disabilities, Brownies&downieS also accommodates young adults with foetal alcohol syndrome. It

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They Want To Learn.

Learning disabilities…it is a real condition, but one that many people cannot visually confirm. But by no means does this mean that people with a learning disability are all painted with the same brush, or cannot learn in any capacity. We will be talking about learning disabilities in this blog, and what it means to

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