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Please share your feedback about the Ministry of Education Announcements this week

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst Sep 17. 2 Replies

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) is aware that our members will have personal responses to the announcement by the Minister of Education, the Hon. Hekia Parata, regarding the Cabinet’s July 2016 decisions to Strengthen inclusion and…Continue

You’re invited to have your say on the draft version of the Disability Strategy

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Feelings & Emotional Support Aug 2. 0 Replies

The draft strategy is now available in a range of accessible formats. To provide feedback you can join a workshop, fill in the online survey, record a video, run your own workshop or email your views. For the full range of options please visit the…Continue

Life insurance

Started by Don makalena in Medical Advice & Experiences. Last reply by Fiona Kenworthy Specialist SLT Jul 27. 2 Replies

Hi all, I've read some answers re life insurance for their loved ones with DS. Have I missed the boat in regards getting life insurance for my brother who is now 30yrs and healthier than me lol.Apologies if this has been covered?Can anyone…Continue

Ideas for things to take to hospital

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst Jul 27. 3 Replies

Hi thereRecently I was trying to think of ideas of things to take with you to entertain or distract or comfort for a hospital visit.It could be that you are anticipating a long wait before an appointment, a yucky appointment (like blood tests), day…Continue

Discounts for activities in the community

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Off Topic!. Last reply by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst Jul 27. 2 Replies

Kia oraI thought it could be useful before the next school holidays to collate a list of some places in local communities who provide discounts for people with Down syndrome or caregivers to make their activities more easily accessed and more…Continue

Free "Have a Go Day" Swim Session Wednesday 3 August 2016, Glen Innes

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Learning & Resources Jul 25. 0 Replies

On Wednesday 3rd August Glen Innes Pools, YMCA Auckland are excited to host the AUSTSWIM Aotearoa AKWA MATE “Have a GO Day” at 2:45pm.This is an innovative, interactive and affordable aquatic programme for people with a medical or mobility condition…Continue

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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.

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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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Education for All Rally at Parliament Grounds

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The NZDSA has participated in the Education For All meetings and will be supporting the rally. We hope that our members will join us at the rally."We are disabled people, parents, educators and allies.   We are tired of years and years of waiting and fighting for our children to access education. It’s time for us to rally, to show solidarity and to send a clear message to Government.Join us at Parliament for a short, family-friendly event."See More
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Sign, Sing & Dance group at Plunket Rooms

September 24, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Sign, Sing & Dance group for children up to around 10 years of age who have Down Syndrome - their siblings are also welcome to come along. We'll be holding the group on the last Saturday of every month. We'd like to charge $2 per family to cover the cost of room hire, tea, coffee etc etc and if everyone brings a plate for a shared morning tea afterwards, that would be lovely!Any queries can be directed to Laura on 027 325 6397 See More
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Please share your feedback about the Ministry of Education Announcements this week

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) is aware that our members will have personal responses to the announcement by the Minister of Education, the Hon. Hekia Parata, regarding the Cabinet’s July 2016 decisions to Strengthen inclusion and modernise learning support as well as the Learning Support (previously Special Education) Update. The NZDSA and NZDSED (New Zealand Down Syndrome Education Advisory Group) invite you to share your views via Survey Monkey, so that we can collate the…See More
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