Everyone is different, and the support structures will have to take in whole of life views, says Michael Pulman, one of the clients trialling Enabling Good Lives. “At present we focus too much on care and hours of need. The reality is that it varies, and we need contingencies for people with evolving health needs.”
Whānau, family and carers
Harata Te Whetu is a people person, community oriented and she thrives in the Ngā Mara Āte marae-based programme for people with disabilities.
Regular exposure to the Snoezelen sensory room at Life Unlimited enables clients to relax and explore their sensory environment, and in turn find more appropriate ways to remain relaxed or stimulated outside of the room.
A Waikato township’s community has ready access to health care thanks to the work of an innovative group of organisations. The hub supports tamariki and Maori whānau
April Johnson was inspired by her parents and the journey of a family member after a serious car crash. The fish and chips kid of Huntly was destined to find her niche in helping others.
Aileen Mudford is living day-to-day with cancer. Travelling and getting out and about has been made so much easier for her because of the products available at Life Unlimited Store.
There are definitely pitfalls for children on the autism spectrum with all special occasions, writes Altogether Autism national manager Catherine Trezona.
The main object of the law is “To build productive employment relationships through the promotion of good faith in all aspects of the employment environment and of the employment relationship”.
My older son with ASD spent about nine months volunteering through Volunteering Waikato until he found employment close to where we live. This was seasonal employment so it ended. His next job I found through a contact – he has been there five years.
The ﬁrst step is Transition Planning – Start planning for the transition from school at the start of high school. Create a support network. Make a list of strengths and interests.