Two friends with learning disability sitting on lawn and laughing

Parenting teens

Parenting teens can be rewarding but also a challenge. Thankfully there’s lots of great advice out there — the trick is finding the right information and advice to suit your family’s needs and your parenting style.

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Starting primary school

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.

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Early intervention support for preschoolers

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.

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Community day programmes

Community day programmes provide an opportunity for participants to take part in the community, develop friendships and learn life skills.

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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Early childhood education is not compulsory in New Zealand, but attending a quality ECE environment can provide your child with the opportunity to play, socialise and learn with other children.

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