There are definitely pitfalls for children on the autism spectrum with all special occasions, writes Altogether Autism national manager Catherine Trezona.
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Freedom Nathan is living her dream. The 20-year-old lives independently, cooks, cleans, and even drives at times. In fact, if you didn’t know her, you wouldn’t think she was blind.
When Bronwyn Markey first found out both her sons had Fragile X Syndrome, all her hopes and dreams of life with children disappeared. She’s since learned that nothing changes for your child after their diagnosis. They are still the same person they were before.
23 August 2018 – Sarah Verran of Cambridge is the winner of the Institute of Directors’ (IOD) Waikato branch Emerging Director – Disability Sector Award. Carla Muller of Hamilton has been announced winner of the Emerging Director Award. The IoD awards, announced at lunchtime on 23 August 2018, recognise newly engaged directors who demonstrate strong…
Kayaking, swimming and go karting provided children living with diabetes a memorable kiwi summer when the annual Waikato Diabetes Kids Camp was held at the Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp in Thames earlier this year.
Often the first thing people see when they meet 23-year-old Fe Jacobs is her disability. She just wishes it wasn’t all they see.
Daniel Holt has a different view of the world. Living with albinism means he’s sensitive to bright lights – but it’s also given him an edge.
Climbing a mountain and getting caught in a volcanic explosion might have changed the direction of William Pike’s life but plunging into the depths of the ocean challenges him now.
It’s important to do your homework when selecting providers of services, treatments or interventions.
Life skills – such as cooking a simple meal, getting dressed or using electronic banking – may not always seem like exciting tasks to learn but they are all very important in the process of gaining independence.