ABOUT SACID

SACID works towards achieving a community in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members.

HOW WE DO IT

WHY WE DO IT

All people are valued members of the Australian community.

This includes people with intellectual disability.

People with intellectual disability have the same rights to:

HISTORY OF SACID

SACID has a long history of being a voice for people with intellectual disability in South Australia.

In 1995 the Intellectual Disability Services Council (IDSC) was asked to provide support to families as the South Australian agency of the National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID now Inclusion Australia). Richard Bruggemann (current Board member) was acting as the South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability, known as SACOID at the time, as the SA representative of the NCID however, without funding and with the loss of the IDSC this connection was difficult to sustain.

Without the IDSC, the South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability was taken on by a passionate group of parents and people with intellectual disability, led by Dell Stagg as Chair. This group was determined to continue being a voice for people with intellectual disability in South Australia. Many of these original members are still on the SACID Board today.

The South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID) became registered as an incorporated body in 2006 and became a registered charity with the ACNC in 2019.

SACID Logo

BLUE & GREEN

Here is the story behind our organisation’s colours.

Have you ever heard of the words: “Blue and green should never be seen unless there’s a colour in between”?

This saying came from people who worked on boats.

They thought it would be unsafe to paint their boats green. They worried that if they capsized it would be hard to see the green boat in the blue water.

This saying inspired SACID’s colours.

Not many organisations use blue and green in their logo because of this saying.

We wanted to be different and easily known to everyone!


We chose the SAC and D to be blue.

We made the I green and bigger than the other letters. 

We did this to clearly show that people with intellectual disability are the priority of SACID’s work. 

It tells everyone that people with intellectual disability are to be seen.

The white background is the ‘in between’ from the saying.

It reminds us to create white space for thinking and starting conversations.


Thank you to Dell Stagg for sharing this story with us.

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