Toni Naera is what you would call Te Awamutu to the core.
So, when she was recently reappointed as a Life Unlimited hearing therapist, one of the first places she immediately thought she could make a difference in, was her own home town.
The hopes you have for your child’s future will not be different from any other parent. You’ll want your child to be happy, healthy and have every opportunity to reach their potential.
Finding financial support means you and your family will be able to meet your day-to-day living expenses. There may also be additional costs associated with your child’s disability that you need help with.
The support with learning section looks at the supports available to help your young child’s learning journey right from the start.
The living options section is not just about finding support in the home, but also about finding networks of support in the community where you and your family live.
Many children with disabilities will need equipment and modifications so they can learn to be independent. Accessibility and mobility looks at ways to ensure your child can move around home, school, and the wider community.
Learn how to support the wellbeing of your child, and your own physical and mental wellbeing too.
Visiting family or making the trip to work each day could be easier with Total Mobility, a nationwide transport scheme for people with disabilities.
Suzi Merson has hidden her wheelchair in the shed and taken to the footpaths around Hastings on a bright yellow Alinker walking bike.
Joanne Pudney is the mother of a 21-rear old who has high and complex needs. She writes about him and the solution they found in their own back yard. Jack is nonverbal, incontinent, has restricted mobility, and Addison’s disease – and is unable to self-regulate physical and emotional stress, which, translated, means very challenging behaviours.…
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.