Disability Information and Advisory Support Services
In Northland, there are a range of organisations providing a Disability Information Advisory Service about a specific disability, or disability in general.
Get more information about these individual organisations and how to contact them in Northland.
This week on Attitude Live you will see inspirational stories shared by two people who have gone on to excel in their chosen pastimes following illnesses that lead to amputations.
Scott Martlew is well on his way to representing New Zealand in Para-canoeing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and Amy Purdy has wowed American audiences with her poise and grace as she competes against dancers without disabilities in the TV show Dancing with the Stars.
NorthAble‘s Information Update for 16 April 2014 is now available so you can be up to date with what is happening in your community.
This week’s update includes Newspaper articles of interest, newsletters and Events/Seminars/Courses & meetings.
Read the newsletter here:
Here is Boccia NZ’s April Get Rolling Newsletter.
This edition has a load of great information including the first three videos in Boccia NZ’s new ‘Educational Series’ aimed at explaining the intricacies involved in the sport of Boccia.
There is also a list of upcoming events through until October , results from the Lower North Island Championships and an update from Luke.
Arthritis New Zealand are holding Community Programs in Coopers Beach in May.
Head along and gain some valuable information and support to Live Positively with Arthritis from Jane Messer, RN. Arthritis educator.
There are three sessions planned over the 8th and 9th May. Read more here:
MS Northland have shared their April Newsletter so you can catch up on the latest that’s happening for you.
There are some interesting articles etc in this month’s newsletter - the Research Roundup, FREE Ten Pin Bowling for MS patients, your Field Officer’s update and much more.
Read the whole newsletter here:
During 2013 new laws governing banking came into effect that mean anyone over the age of 18 must have some form of photo identification to open bank accounts, adjust old ones or undertake any important bank business.
Many other organisations also often ask for photo ID which can be a passport, driver’s licence or an 18+ card.
In the last fortnight we had two Kauri Trees in the disabled community pass away.
Beverley Grammer and Patrick Thompson were both leaders in their own right.
Read our CEO’s latest column ‘All praise to beauty and good’ for more; and see the Poroporoaki for Beverley and Patrick for more about their work, their achievements and to see how much they will be missed: Poroporoaki_ke_a_Margaret_Grammar__Patrick_Thompson_1.pdf