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

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Licking, Grinding teeth.

Started by Beverly Shearer in Feelings & Emotional Support yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi, Our girl Kimberley is 5 in October and seems to chew on things like metal trucks and zips, hard plastic ( dosent bite any pieces off), she licks them and seems to have lots of saliva on her cheeks by her mouth and then rubs it on her face.  Has…Continue

ORS, RTLB

Started by Katherine Young in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Beverly Shearer yesterday. 3 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

Southern Stars Campaign

Started by NZDSA Administration Assistant in Media Jun 13. 0 Replies

The NZDSA, a charitable organisation is currently running its annual telephone fundraising campaign from the 13th June – 1…Continue

Inclusive Education Webinar Series

Started by NZDSA Administration Assistant in Feelings & Emotional Support Jun 10. 0 Replies

The NZDSA and IHC are hosting the final session in the pilot Inclusive Education webinar series on the 19th June. The focus of this session is on “How to speak up and be heard” . This session will be an opportunity for our members to forward all the…Continue

Section 9

Started by Keren Bolger in Learning & Resources Jun 2. 0 Replies

Hi, Has anyone gone down the 'Section 9' path to allow their child to stay at primary school after the age of 14?Continue

Live Webinars

Started by NZDSA Administration Assistant in Learning & Resources May 17. 0 Replies

There are still 2 episodes left of the live Webinars hosted by IHC New Zealand Advocacy in association with the NZDSA.Episode 3: A school's perspective Tuesday 23rd May 11:00 am –12:00 pmEpisode 4 : Advocacy –how to speak up and be heard Monday 19th…Continue

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Beverly Shearer posted a discussion

Licking, Grinding teeth.

Hi, Our girl Kimberley is 5 in October and seems to chew on things like metal trucks and zips, hard plastic ( dosent bite any pieces off), she licks them and seems to have lots of saliva on her cheeks by her mouth and then rubs it on her face.  Has anyone been through this and I would appreciate any suggestions, she also grinds her teeth ( has done since she got them) dentist has checked her teeth and they are all fine. Don't know how to stop any of these habits.  Thank you.See More
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NZDSA Administration Assistant posted a discussion

Southern Stars Campaign

The NZDSA, a charitable organisation is currently running its annual telephone fundraising campaign from the 13th June – 1st August 2017 to raise awareness and support its ongoing work. This year our annual appeal is twofold: · Our first is to host our annual Youth Development Camp at Vaughan Park Retreat Centre, Long Bay,…See More
Jun 13
NZDSA Administration Assistant posted a discussion

Inclusive Education Webinar Series

The NZDSA and IHC are hosting the final session in the pilot Inclusive Education webinar series on the 19th June. The focus of this session is on “How to speak up and be heard” . This session will be an opportunity for our members to forward all the questions they have regarding education that they would like answered by a Ministry of Education representative.   I could ask broad questions but it would be more valuable to address key issues that are concern in your community.  It is an…See More
Jun 10
Keren Bolger posted a discussion

Section 9

Hi, Has anyone gone down the 'Section 9' path to allow their child to stay at primary school after the age of 14?See More
Jun 2
NZDSA Administration Assistant posted a discussion

Live Webinars

There are still 2 episodes left of the live Webinars hosted by IHC New Zealand Advocacy in association with the NZDSA.Episode 3: A school's perspective Tuesday 23rd May 11:00 am –12:00 pmEpisode 4 : Advocacy –how to speak up and be heard Monday 19th June 11:00 am –12:00 pmThe Webinars will be presented by expert guest speakers and people with lived experiences. Families and whanau are invited to submit questions for the presenters.If you would like to participate: Registrations are limited to…See More
May 17
Nelisa is now a member of Upside Of Down
May 7
Brett Cronin joined Glenis Bearsley's group
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Gluten free group

Group for people who want to exchange recipes or discuss issues with being coeliac or gluten free...
Apr 4
Brett Cronin posted photos
Apr 4
MacMahon liked Victoria thorpe's discussion Trainer wheels for older kids
Apr 3
Fraser & Naomi Browne updated their profile
Apr 3
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
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