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 Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Autumn Newsletter is out now to share a raft of great information about many aspects to your condition and managing them.
You can read about what has worked for some people – hints and suggestions, stories from around the country including ‘Sailing the High Seas’.
Taking a break - respite support – what funding is available, the upcoming NZ Applied Neurosciences Conference 2014 and much more.
Are you getting enough sleep? Last month’s Sleep Seminar with Dr Alex Bartle was booked out and a lot of people were disappointed to miss out.
Due to popular demand this interesting and informative seminar will be held again on Thursday May 1st. Dr Bartle is an interesting speaker and he has a lot to share ‘To help people get quality sleep’.
For more information see our previous article here:
Here is NorthAble’s Information Update for 2 April 2014 for you to enjoy.
There is plenty of important information in this update including the article about the Building legislation in relation to Accessibility - we all need to look at this and take part in the survey gathering examples of accessibility to buildings for everyone.
Supported Employment service - CCS Disability Action Northland Supported Employment Service Coordinators are assisting with placing disabled people into paid employment in Northland.
They are encouraging applications from people with disabilities who would like to apply for support to access supported employment opportunities.
Riding a big wave of goodwill - Successful Surf’s Up serves up a lot of fun! A different Light - 29 March 2014
“It doesn’t matter how good you are, when you are surfing you feel like a million bucks” - Erik Ippell, Water Cinematographer of the 2013 Documentary The Essence of Surfing.
That’s how around fifty people felt last Saturday at the Ruakaka Surf’s Up day.
Positive Path International is hosting an international conference presenting the latest information in Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD), with a focus this year on learners with Autism.
This conference is relevant for all Educators, Therapists, Psychologists, Parents, Health Professionals, Social/Human Services and anyone with an interest in students with CLDD in particular Autism.
Recently, the Hon. Maurice Williamson introduced the Building Act Amendment Bill giving the right for local territorial authorities to give exemption for a public building NOT to provide accessible facilities for disabled people.
The Building Code is now 22 years old. It needs to be updated to help improve access for people with disabilities, for older people, those with temporary impairments, mothers with prams – ALL people.