Question Time with Freedom

Freedom Nathan tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins. The fact she completely lost her sight age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full.

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Training to get hearing again

It’s like going into training – to get the best out of your hearing devices you need to prepare, you need to practise and you need to be realistic, says hearing therapist Tracy Henderson.

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Teenager standing in front of wall with signage for the United Nations

Asperger’s no excuse for Tauranga teen

When 17-year-old Kat Speidell applied to join the Global Leaders Delegation on a 20-day tour of Europe, she was up against masters students from universities all around the country. Kat didn’t think she had a chance — not that she let that stop her when she heard about the opportunity.

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Sophie fearless in seeking out new challenges

Sophie Turner lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Tourette Syndrome (Tourette’s). She’s also been diagnosed with autism. It’s an impressive string of letters, but Sophie hasn’t let it get in the way of her goals.

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Growing good leadership

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.

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Communication devices

Communication devices can be used to support the communication needs of people who experience difficulties producing speech or written communication.

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