Real people on loan to readers in Hamilton for autistic first

Hamilton is hosting what is believed to be a New Zealand first Autistic Human Library next week. The event on World Autism Awareness Day Tuesday 2 April is different from most other events taking place around the country as it is autistic-led and focuses on autistic voices. The project is the brainchild of autistic advocate…

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Marae programme delivers

When new clients arrive, we talk to whanau about setting goals, and ensuring there is support in place. It is a great thing to see how the programme impacts in such a positive way.

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Making a message heard

Sue Jennings has a message for people who invested in a hearing aid several years ago.This is Hearing Awareness Week, and many of those hearing aid users should be getting them out of the draw.

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Managing conversations challenged Luana

Luana Waru first noticed her hearing was deteriorating when she found it difficult to manage conversations, particularly with her whanau. The Gisborne woman found trying to hear was frustrating and hard.

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A guide to moving with special needs children

Children find it harder to cope with change. A significant change such as moving to another country can be difficult for adults too. The whole exercise is unsettling for kids and it can be unnerving for children with special needs. It is not sufficient for the transition to be well planned. The special needs of…

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Marae-based programme offers variety

A highlight for participants on the Ngā Mara Ātea marae-based cultural day programme at Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton in late 2018 was setting up the Christmas trees in the central business district at Garden Place.

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