A community-based programme run by Life Unlimited in Hamilton seems to be ticking all the right boxes for its participants, says Idea Services team leader Sarah Edworthy. Life Fit is a fitness, exercise and health programme open to anyone but which also supports people aged 15 plus who have an intellectual disability and/or mental illness.…
Facilitating an inclusive contemporary dance programme for Life Unlimited Charitable Trust’s after-school sport programme allowed Courtney Richmond to share her passion for movement and dance with willing participants.
Noise induced hearing loss is affecting younger people at higher rates than previous generations so it’s really important to let children and young people know how to protect their ears.
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.
When 17-year-old Kat Speidell applied to join the Global Leaders Delegation on a 20-day tour of Europe, she was up against masters students from universities all around the country. Kat didn’t think she had a chance — not that she let that stop her when she heard about the opportunity.
Sophie Turner lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Tourette Syndrome (Tourette’s). She’s also been diagnosed with autism. It’s an impressive string of letters, but Sophie hasn’t let it get in the way of her goals.
Periods of transition are often the times when you need the most support and information. Here are some resources and organisations available to help you during transition periods.
Getting out into the natural world provides valuable opportunities to learn and explore. But, it’s often difficult for parents and caregivers to find safe places to visit if the child or person they care for likes to wander.
Here’s some information about getting the support you need to make life as independent and enjoyable as possible for your child with a disability.
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.