Upside Of Down

New Zealand Support for friends and family of people with Special Needs

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ORS, RTLB

Started by Katherine Young in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Katherine Young Apr 12. 2 Replies

HiOur daughter Sophia turns 5 in August and she'll be attending our local mainstream school. We've recently had a meeting with her Early Intervention teacher to talk about plans for the transition from preschool. The EIT will begin Sophia's ORS…Continue

Trainer wheels for older kids

Started by Victoria thorpe in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Debbie Romeril Apr 10. 8 Replies

Has anyone had any success learning to ride a bike with the adult trainer wheels.  I have seen some fat wheel trainer wheels in the states and wondering whether to invest in them Ben is 11 years old and cannot ride a bike - it is our mission at…Continue

Moving towns

Started by Fraser & Naomi Browne in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Tracey Reid Apr 4. 7 Replies

Hi - we're most probably moving from Auckland to Tauranga. We're thinking it will help give us more time to spend with Jefferson (and his sister Sofia) - i.e. we're moving "for family reasons", rather than a career move, in other words. We're…Continue

Tags: tauranga

Another NZ Resource

Started by Michelle in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Michelle Apr 1. 3 Replies

In addition to this helpful site there is also a very active closed Facebook group called 'New Zealand Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome'.

teacher aid hours for 7 yr old..

Started by Amanda Hall in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Bronwyn Rydon Mar 17. 13 Replies

Hi,I am just wondering what other kids (similar age to Amber) are getting for TA time. Last year Amber had a TA in the class all day for her and another child.This year she only has 6 hours a week TA (plus 2 hours specialist teacher time a wk).Amber…Continue

Inclusive Education Webinar Series

Started by NZDSA Administration Assistant in Feelings & Emotional Support Mar 3. 0 Replies

Expressions of interest are being sought from families who would like to register for a FREE series of live Webinars hosted by IHC New Zealand Advocacy in association with the NZDSAFamilies are invited to attend 4 episodes on the following…Continue

Notes

Apple Apps

Created by Nykie Grove-Eades Feb 11, 2011 at 12:03pm. Last updated by Nykie Grove-Eades Feb 11, 2011.

Nikolai's experience being at Kindy.

Created by Nykie Grove-Eades Nov 25, 2009 at 3:44pm. Last updated by Nykie Grove-Eades Nov 25, 2009.

For friends and family of people with Down Syndrome & other Special Needs. All welcome, come and participate.

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CONTACTS:

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) is a family/whanau driven organisation for people whose lives have been changed by Down Syndrome.

To join us, or for further information, please email nzdsai@xtra.co.nz or 0800--693-724 (press 2) or nzdsa.org.nz

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Gluten free group

Group for people who want to exchange recipes or discuss issues with being coeliac or gluten free...
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Victoria thorpe posted a discussion

Trainer wheels for older kids

Has anyone had any success learning to ride a bike with the adult trainer wheels.  I have seen some fat wheel trainer wheels in the states and wondering whether to invest in them Ben is 11 years old and cannot ride a bike - it is our mission at school this year to get him riding a bike - Any feedback would be awesome.  ThanksSee More
Apr 3
Katherine Young posted a discussion

ORS, RTLB

HiOur daughter Sophia turns 5 in August and she'll be attending our local mainstream school. We've recently had a meeting with her Early Intervention teacher to talk about plans for the transition from preschool. The EIT will begin Sophia's ORS application soon. However she has informed us that another child with DS has been declined ORS funding recently since she's been progressing quite well, and that it's a possibility that Sophia won't be eligible too.We'd be very disappointed if this…See More
Apr 1
Stephanie Terry is now a member of Upside Of Down
Mar 30
NZDSA Administration Assistant posted a discussion

Inclusive Education Webinar Series

Expressions of interest are being sought from families who would like to register for a FREE series of live Webinars hosted by IHC New Zealand Advocacy in association with the NZDSAFamilies are invited to attend 4 episodes on the following dates:Episode 1:   Inclusive Education and your child’s rights under the lawThursday 23rd March 11:00am – 12:00pmEpisode 2:   Voices and reflections: students and parents share their experiencesTuesday 11th April 11:00am – 12:00pmEpisode 3:   A schools…See More
Mar 3
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World Down Syndrome Day 2017 at Woodhaugh Gardens, Dunedin at Woodhaugh Gardens

March 18, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Come and help us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2017 at Woodhaugh Gardens, Dunedin. Plan for the day: 11am walk around street lead by bag piper 12pm lunch 1pm Pippity Pop  2.30pm Jay the juggler 3.15pm afternoon tea.  The Rapid Relief Team are going to be catering for us with burgers and chips (gluten free options available) and drinks at around 12pm. They are also doing afternoon tea at around 3 pm. There will be coffee for the adults. There will be entertainment in the form of Pippity Pop…See More
Feb 23
NZDSA Administration Assistant posted a discussion

Social Media Officer Position

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA), a family/whānau driven organisation, is looking for a dedicated and passionate part time Social Media Officerto oversee the social media functions of the NZDSA.This is a part-time five hour a week position. Ideally, the role will be based in Palmerston North or Christchurch.This role will be critical in helping the NZDSA to achieve its vision and mission.Applications close Wednesday 8th March 2017. Please email applications to Linda te Kaat:…See More
Feb 22
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Canterbury's World Down Syndrome Day Celebration at Details soon

March 18, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Saturday 18 March 2017at Aranui/Wainoni Community Centre from 2pm – 4pmJoin us this year for a fun-filled family afternoon of games with all ages groups provided for.RSVP by 5 March to coordinator@cdsa.org.nzSee More
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