The Southern African Association for Learning and Educational Differences



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Saaled National Update 2017


Who Belongs to SAALED?

Parents, caregivers and professionals involved with special educational needs, for example, classroom educators, learning support specialists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, speech therapists, audiologists, physiotherapists, general practitioners and students in fields related to learning support.

How does SAALED work?

The affairs of SAALED are governed by a National Board elected by its members.  It is financed by subscriptions from members, donations and fund-raising initiatives.
The money is used to fund the running of the Association, annual conferences, publications and bursaries.

The organization is managed by a national secretariat and through the local branch committees in areas where the membership is active.  Individual members are spread across South Africa and beyond its borders.

All memberships are registered through the National Office but members will be part of their closest branch of SAALED.

Benefits of Membership

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Free access to information regarding local and national resources;
  • Support for parents, caregivers and professionals via local branch meetings and workshops to which members have free access or pay reduced fees;
  • An informative Newsletter, published on a regular basis and featuring practical ideas and articles of professional interest, is sent to individual and corporate members;
  • Bursaries for study in the field of special educational needs are awarded to selected candidates;
  • Opportunities for learning and networking at annual and national and/or regional conferences, at which members pay reduced fees.  Members also have opportunities for organizing meetings of special interest or need through their local branches.


Membership Forms

Please click on a membership form to download it:

Affiliation Fees

Individual Members : R250,00 per person per year
Student Member: R120,00 per person per year (Student number compulsory)
School Membership: R990,00 per school (5 Members – 1 member free)


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