The Sub-Normal Children's Welfare Association of New South Wales (SNCWA) was formed around 1946 by a group of parents whose children had intellectual disabilities. The group first called themselves the Society for the Welfare of Mental Deficients, then changed it to the Psycho-Care Society, before settling on the title Sub-Normal Children's Welfare Association. By 1962, three dozen branches of the SNCWA had formed across NSW, providing schools, accommodation and permanent residential care for children and adults. The Sub-Normal Children's Welfare Association (NSW) changed its name to Challenge Foundation NSW in 1984.
Sources used to compile this entry: Earl, Dave, Caring for the Children. Forever: Parent-run organisations for children with disabilities in New South Wales, 1950-1968, The University of Sydney, 2007, https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxJ40rvOKOpBYjJlZTBkNGMtZmEzMy00Mzc5LWI5YjEtMzA0ZWUxM2U5ZjI0/edit?pli=1&hl=en_GB#; Overell, Anne, Crowle Foundation v New South Wales Trustee and Guardian  NSWSC 647 (Supreme Court of New South Wales, Ball J, 25 June 2010), Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, 2010, https://wiki.qut.edu.au/display/CPNS/Crowle+Foundation+v+New+South+Wales+Trustee+and+Guardian.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 18 May 2014, Last modified: 19 May 2014