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In Northland, there are a range of organisations providing a Disability Information Advisory Service about a specific disability, or disability in general.

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Parkinson’s May 2014 North’n Park’n Newsletter

Published May 29th 2014, Posted in National Parkinson’s May 2014 North’n Park’n Newsletter

Here is the Parkinson’s May 2014 North’n Park’n Newsletter for your interest.

These newsletters are a great read - they contain helpful information, useful contact details, updates on what has been happening as well as upcoming activities, meetings and Support Group get-togethers.

This month there is a new fact sheet available containing a lot of informative information about Parkinson’s and swallowing.  Parkinsons_and_swallowing_factsheet.pdf

Continue reading: Parkinson’s May 2014 North’n Park’n Newsletter…

 

Call for registrations - Quality Access to Primary Care research

Published May 29th 2014, Posted in National

Have you experienced GREAT primary care from your GP and/or practice staff?  Do you have ideas on how to improve primary care for New Zealanders who experience disability?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

In collaboration with the Independent Living Service Inc. (ILS), researchers from University of Auckland’s School of Population Health are seeking people ages 16-64 with lived experience of disability to take part in focus groups. 

Continue reading: Call for registrations - Quality Access to Primary Care research…

 

Deaf Aotearoa Northland and National News 12 May 2014

Published May 26th 2014, Posted in Northland Deaf Aotearoa Northland and National News 12 May 2014

Here is the Northland and National weekly news for Deaf Aotearoa.  Please note there will be an interruption to the 111 Txt Service from 10:30am until 10:45 am on Wednesday June 11th 2014 while the system is moved to a new location.

Check out Alana’s NZSL week review and see who received awards at the recent New Zealand Sign Language In Action Awards Gala Dinner held in Wellington.

Continue reading: Deaf Aotearoa Northland and National News 12 May 2014…

 

Northland Boccia/Powerchair Football Open Day

Published May 23rd 2014, Posted in Northland

Parafed Northland are holding an open day so that anyone of any age with a physical disability can have a go at these fun sports.

All equipment is supplied, however for Powerchair Football you must have your own chair. 

For more information and to see how to register your interest (by June 6th) see the flyer here:

Continue reading: Northland Boccia/Powerchair Football Open Day…

 

IHC Advocacy to the Heartland forums

Published May 23rd 2014, Posted in Northland

IHC Advocacy to the Heartland is a new forum for families and providers of services for people with an intellectual disability, who want more information about the legal processes that relate to people with intellectual disabilities.

Information will be provided about supporting people with intellectual disabilities to make decisions, give consent, manage money, plan for the future and much more.  The Whangarei forum will be held Thursday 12th June 2014.

For further information on what will be covered and to see how to register see the flyer here:

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Learn more about arthritis - Kerikeri

Published May 23rd 2014, Posted in Northland Learn more about arthritis - Kerikeri

“Would you like to learn more about arthritis?”

Arthritis New Zealand are holding a seminar, informal drop-in and a workshop in Kerikeri in early July 2014.

To read more about these sessions and how to register see their flyer here:

Continue reading: Learn more about arthritis - Kerikeri…

 

Sport for Northlanders with disabilities

Published May 23rd 2014, Posted in National

The Whangarei Report that came out yesterday (22nd May 2014) ran a great “Sport Thought” with Brent Eastwood, Chief Executive of Sport Northland – Sport for Northlanders with disabilities.

The article discusses how The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, Parafed Northland and Special Olympics New Zealand support sport and recreational activities to ensure our young people don’t miss out on the health, wellness and social benefits that sport and recreation provides.

Continue reading: Sport for Northlanders with disabilities…

 

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