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New Plymouth, Taranaki

Started by Carey Homma in Off Topic! Nov 6. 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. 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. 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

when did your children start talking.

Started by Beverly Shearer in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Beverly Shearer Jul 24. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, Just wanting to know when your children started talking (age), our girl Kimberley is not talking and she is 5 in October, she is learning New Zealand sign language, she seems to have trouble getting started, makes lots of noises, any…Continue

Licking, Grinding teeth.

Started by Beverly Shearer in Feelings & Emotional Support Jun 22. 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 Jun 22. 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

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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.

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New Plymouth, Taranaki

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 HommaSee More
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