Nikki Martin from Dannevirke suspects she has lived with hearing loss almost all her life. She manages the impact of hearing loss with help from a hearing therapist.
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Finding employment at Life Unlimited, with the support of the Mainstream Employment Programme, has been life altering for Upper Hutt woman Kristina McKenzie. It’s boosted her confidence, provided better financial security and given her opportunities to connect with people.
Find out what drives Genevieve McLachlan – a successful entrepreneur, member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with disabilities and new member of the Disabled Leadership Group at Life Unlimited.
Tertiary education can give you the necessary skills and provide a pathway to your chosen career. Learn about the types of support available to students, including financial support, scholarships and disability services.
Work and Income provide a range of supports for people with disability who wish to find employment.
Voluntary work and internships can provide you with an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, and to make contact with potential future employers.
Learn more about where you can get help if you need modifications to your place of work, or assistive equipment to help you do your job.
Learn about supported employment agencies and how they can help you into work.
There are a number of challenges to university study for people with autism. Learn more about some of the supports available.
Learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace, and where you can get more information, support and advice for workers in New Zealand.