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.
New to disability?
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.
As a teenager Jess Quinn did all she could to disguise her prosthetic and pass for “normal.” Today she embrasses her uniqueness and inspires other amputees through social media.
Auckland school boy Brooklyn started signing when he was two. He’s used to people staring when he signs – usually they just want him to teach them some simple phrases.
There is plenty of support and information available at a local level as well. Here are some local organisations and services that will be able to give you support, education and help with advocacy.
Lynne Hansen is a parent of a child on the autism spectrum. In this article Lynne looks at the challenges parents face in having their children’s learning needs met and how they access support through the education system.