A new Disabled Leadership Group brought together by Life Unlimited will bring a valuable mix of expertise, lived experience and fresh thinking to help inform the future direction of the organisation and the services it delivers.
Whānau, family and carers
Community residential homes are an option for some people who need a higher level of support, as often there is a caregiver on-site to help out.
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.
Does the person you support need help setting up a flat with friends – possibly others with a disability as well? Flatting or house-sharing is a great option if a person doesn’t want to live alone but wants to gain some independence.
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.
Enabling Good Lives has thrown a lifeline to Kerrianne and her family. It gives them the flexibility to use funding for the supports they need. In Kerrianne’s case, travelling to and from the activities she loves is a high priority.
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.