Upside Of Down

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

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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

Young Mums

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Feelings & Emotional Support Jul 25. 0 Replies

Are there any members in this online community that are or were under 18 when they had their baby and live in Christchurch? We have an enquiry from someone who would like to speak to another young mum. Please could you email me at…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.

For friends and family of people with Down Syndrome & other Special Needs. All welcome, come and participate.

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No information posted on this website is intended to, nor does it, constitute medical or other advice. Always consult your medical doctor before acting on any information you have read

CONTACTS:

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

To join us, or for further information, please email nzdsai@xtra.co.nz or 0800--693-724 (press 2) or nzdsa.org.nz

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Paula Beguely is now a member of Upside Of Down
Aug 18
Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst posted an event

New Sign, Sing & Dance group at Plunket Rooms (which is on Anderson Street, between Studholme and Moorhouse Streets).

August 27, 2016 from 10am to 7pm
New 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're planning on holding it on the last Saturday of every month and our first get together will be starting at 10am on Saturday 27th August at the Plunket Rooms in Morrinsville (which is on Anderson Street, between Studholme and Moorhouse Streets). Tea and coffee is provided but we'd like everyone to bring a plate as we'll be having a shared morning…See More
Aug 16
Andrea Simonlehner posted an event

Wellington under 5 group at Te Papa

August 7, 2016 from 1:30pm to 4pm
We are meeting this Sunday 7.August @ 1.30 pm at TePapa discovery centre followed by afternoon tea in the cafe.See More
Aug 5
Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst posted a discussion

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

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 website: http://jointheconversation.nz/draft-strategy/ Workshops will be held:3 August 2016, Hamilton3 August…See More
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"Nikau watching the Rugby with Dad."
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Jul 30
Rochelle Maifeleni is now a member of Upside Of Down
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Jul 26
Don makalena posted a discussion

Life insurance

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 assist?CheersDonSee More
Jul 25
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