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

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SPED Lifeskills program

Started by Keren Bolger in Learning & Resources Mar 5. 0 Replies

Hi everyone Our son is in Year 9 and is mostly in mainstream classes but also having one on one sessions using correspondence resources.The school has asked if we would prefer Joshua to work through the SPEC lifeskills program, instead of the…Continue

Melodicas

Started by winifred Annette Moffat in Learning & Resources. Last reply by winifred Annette Moffat Dec 19, 2018. 5 Replies

Has anyone had experience of these with a child with Down Syndrome ?  My grand daughter who is 6 blasts away on a mouth organ, just wondering if she'd get a tune out of a melodica.Continue

Advice on bicycles

Started by Marie Bonner in Learning & Resources Apr 3, 2018. 0 Replies

Our daughter is nearly 11 and is too big for a bike seat on the back of dad's bike. We have been trying to find a suitable substitute but aren't having too much luck.  Wondering if anyone has any suggestions?  There are a few options of trailer…Continue

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Started by Carey Homma in Off Topic! Nov 6, 2017. 0 Replies

HiAm going to be in Taranaki from Dec 6th and was wondering who the contact for the Taranaki branch of Down Syndrome is? Would love to get in touch and get some information and the ball rolling for our move home in April next year.ThanksCarey HommaContinue

Contraception

Started by Carolyn Murphy in Medical Advice & Experiences. Last reply by Carolyn Murphy Aug 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi, my daughter is 17 years old and recently I have been thinking of contraception for her mainly for management of periods but also for down the track when she meets someone special and wants to be in a intimate relationship with.I would be keen to…Continue

Power of attorney for someone turning 18 soon

Started by Toni Dane in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Carolyn Murphy Aug 8, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi, just a question and advice please. My daughter turns 18 in 6 months and I was looking into what I thought was enduring power of attorney so I can continue to manage her care, finances etc after she is 18. Advice from the lawyer said it was going…Continue

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SPED Lifeskills program

Hi everyone Our son is in Year 9 and is mostly in mainstream classes but also having one on one sessions using correspondence resources.The school has asked if we would prefer Joshua to work through the SPEC lifeskills program, instead of the curriculum.Has anyone used SPEC with their child/teenager with DS?  If so was it useful/successful?thankskerenSee More
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"I would love some wise advice for my 13 year old boy who is very physical and has taken up running off again. GPS trackers?"
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Melodicas

Has anyone had experience of these with a child with Down Syndrome ?  My grand daughter who is 6 blasts away on a mouth organ, just wondering if she'd get a tune out of a melodica.See More
Sep 25, 2018
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Marie Bonner posted a discussion

Advice on bicycles

Our daughter is nearly 11 and is too big for a bike seat on the back of dad's bike. We have been trying to find a suitable substitute but aren't having too much luck.  Wondering if anyone has any suggestions?  There are a few options of trailer bikes but we think she maybe getting too big for those also.  My husband has been looking into one of those bikes with the bar that attaches his bike to our daughters. I am reluctant to give it a go cause I think she may just let go.  She has not long…See More
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A group to discuss issues affecting teenagers and adults with DS, though it's open to all.
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