How we do it
It all starts with a request for a needs assessment. You can apply for yourself, or someone else can do it for you. There’s a range of Ministry of Health supports and services out there and we’ll check if you can access them. We want to understand your disability needs and together we’ll create a pathway so you can live the best life possible for you.
Our festive season closure dates
Our office will close from 12pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.
3 December is International Day of People with Disabilities 2020
This year’s theme is 'Not all Disabilities are Visible' and focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of impairments that are not immediately apparent.
Listening with understanding
Did you know that our needs assessment can take more than one hour to complete? And within that time, our employees need to listen to what people are saying and not saying. But is just listening ever enough?
2-day symposium for young Pacific and Māori tangata whaikaha
Yes Disability youth group is looking for 15 Pasifika and Māori youth with disabilities who can join them in having a good korero about what needs to happen for our young people to thrive in their cultural identities and communities.
Getting jiggy with Dance Therapy NZ
How do you celebrate getting the whole organisation together for the first time since March? With dancing of course! At our long-awaited in person Tūhono, we invited Dance Therapy NZ to talk to us about how dance and movement can make life richer for tangata whaikaha.
Taikura Trust at the 2020 Transition Expo
In our community, transition expos are about exploring disabled students' options after school. Our Community Engagement team were at the recent Disaiblity Connect Transition Expo. They talked to many young people and whānau on how we can support them through this significant period.