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

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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

Social Media Officer Position

Started by NZDSA Administration Assistant in Feelings & Emotional Support Feb 22. 0 Replies

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…Continue

Mental Health Issues with young adults who have Down Syndrome?

Started by NZDSA Administration Assistant in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by NZDSA Administration Assistant Feb 8. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any solutions for problems of anxiety resulting in the hitting of whoever is about - usually close family and friends? The family have tried and continue to explore lots of options ...medical, mental health, caregivers etc - but…Continue

Feuerstein Therapy - Book before Dec 11th

Started by alison scott in Learning & Resources. Last reply by alison scott Feb 2. 2 Replies

Oskar has had really great results with this educational therapy - they teach the cognitive skills rather than the facts and figures.  Oskar has struggled hugely with academic learning - to the point where the school says best to focus now on life…Continue

Tags: Therapy, Feuerstein, Education

Child tracking devices

Started by Carol Maynard in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Bev Carlton Jan 25. 10 Replies

Hiya - just wondering if anyone is using a tracking device and if so which one and how's it going? I'm looking at options but can't seem to find one that I think will be the best fit for us. Was wanting one that could be worn as a watch but that we…Continue

Tags: locator, gps, Tracking

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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Auckland Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk at Tahaki Reserve

March 19, 2017 from 9am to 2pm
Make sure you have marked your calendars and can come and join us on Sunday 19th March 2017 for our annual ADSA Buddy Walk. 2017 promises to our best ever event yet! The Buddy Walk is a 3.5 km walk around Mt Eden, followed by a family fun day with live entertainment, cake stalls, silent auctions, food trucks, sausage sizzles, bouncy castles, rock climbing, clowns, bubbles and face painting to name a few of the many activities that everyone can enjoy. The day celebrates the many abilities and…See More
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