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.
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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.
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
Recently Radio NZ National played a very enlightening article on the ‘Afternoons with Jim Mora’ show.
‘Appcessible.net’ is an informative discussion about the progress made in accessibility of smartphone apps for sight impaired and blind people.
Kitchen Table Networks is a series of get-togethers for disabled people and/or their family members who are keen to learn more about new initiatives across the country.
People who wish to make positive change in their community and join part of a national framework called “Think Differently” are invited to participate.
This is an opportunity to gain information and assist on group projects with local action in Whangarei.
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.
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.