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.
The story of the heartless theft and destruction of a Northland deaf couple’s van struck a chord with many of our readers - now there is a way you can help.
A bank account for donations to Onerahi couple Mita Moses and Kathy Strongman has been set up after they featured in last week’s Northern Advocate.
The Northern Branch of Epilepsy Association of NZ are inviting you to attend seminars they are holding in Dargaville and Mangawhai, to assist people in their understanding of Epilepsy.
Auckland Powerchair Football Club are hosting a Powerchair Football Have a Go Day on Saturday May 11th at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, Otara.
Are you an unpaid family/whanau member caring for a person with a disability?
If so, this course is for you and it’s FREE .
Many of you will have seen and still have a copy of the ‘Getting Out There’ supplement that was published with the Northern Advocate and Northland Age in August 2012.
‘Getting Out There’ is a guide to assist and link people, families, carers and those living with disability to services, supports and organisations available in their community that will help them to ‘Get Out There’. It also contains some very informative profiles that share the experiences of some our local residents who are living with an impairment either themselves, or in their families.
This year will be the 7th Annual New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week, running from 13th to 19th May 2013.
The aim in Northland is for all people including those at schools, businesses, healthcare providers and other organisations to learn 25 signs.
To help achieve this goal Deaf Aotearoa will again be running their FREE 45 minute Taster Classes (no hidden costs or fees). The tutor will come to your work place, school or staffroom and teach you NZSL tailored to your workplace.
Seizure Support Northland are holding two great days out to make the most of the last of our lovely summer! One day is for the boys and men, and the other is for girls and ladies.
For those living with epilepsy in their family these events are fun and provide valuable information as well as camaraderie.
If you need help with transport to attend these events just let them know.