When a customer with a disability comes to the counter at Hamilton City Council, they know they’re going to be treated appropriately thanks to a training programme running at the council with a local charitable trust. The Disability Start workshops facilitated by Life Unlimited have now expanded into other areas of the council where staff interact…
Support with learning
An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is an essential tool to support children with special needs so they thrive in education. Learn more about how to make a meaningful IEP.
All schools receive funding from the Ministry of Education to support students with special needs. The ministry also provides additional funding and resources to support individual children who are identified as having high needs.
Starting school is an important milestone for every child. If your child has a disability, you will want to begin planning early to make sure the supports your child will need are in place before they start school.
When it comes to sporting achievers Honey Hireme is right up there having represented New Zealand in three sports, but for her one of her biggest achievements came recently with a disabled teenager.
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.
If your child has a disability, or you’re concerned that they are not meeting developmental milestones, then early intervention health and education services may be able to provide support for your child.
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.
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.