Upside Of Down

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

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Feuerstein Therapy - Book before Dec 11th

Started by alison scott in Learning & Resources on Sunday. 0 Replies

Oskar has had really great results with this educational therapy - they teach the cognitive skills rather than the facts and figures.  Oskar has struggled hugely with academic learning - to the point where the school says best to focus now on life…Continue

Tags: Therapy, Feuerstein, Education

Child tracking devices

Started by Carol Maynard in Feelings & Emotional Support. Last reply by Heather McBride Nov 7. 7 Replies

Hiya - just wondering if anyone is using a tracking device and if so which one and how's it going? I'm looking at options but can't seem to find one that I think will be the best fit for us. Was wanting one that could be worn as a watch but that we…Continue

Tags: locator, gps, Tracking

Discounts for activities in the community

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Off Topic!. Last reply by Francesca Voykovich Nov 6. 3 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

Moving towns

Started by Fraser & Naomi Browne in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Georgia Pepper Nov 5. 4 Replies

Hi - we're most probably moving from Auckland to Tauranga. We're thinking it will help give us more time to spend with Jefferson (and his sister Sofia) - i.e. we're moving "for family reasons", rather than a career move, in other words. We're…Continue

Tags: tauranga

Seclusion Rooms in primary schools

Started by winifred Annette Moffat in Learning & Resources. Last reply by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst Nov 5. 4 Replies

   I'm distressed to learn about these - I suppose they are a desperate measure by teachers but one that cant be tolerated.  Checking if your local school has one & asking if it has been shut down would keep attention on this issue. I've emailed…Continue

NZDSA Numicon Kits - Calling for Expression of Interest

Started by Sharon Sheard, NZDSA Admin Asst in Learning & Resources Oct 22. 0 Replies

Yes, now is the time to start thinking about whether you would be interested in loaning the NZDSA Numicon kits for 2017. Numicon is a multi-sensory, structured maths programme. If you would like to know more about Numicon the website is …Continue

Notes

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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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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alison scott posted a discussion

Feuerstein Therapy - Book before Dec 11th

Oskar has had really great results with this educational therapy - they teach the cognitive skills rather than the facts and figures.  Oskar has struggled hugely with academic learning - to the point where the school says best to focus now on life skills - code for no more reading and writing lessons.We fund raised and went to the therapy centre in Israel and we now have a tutor who works with hime for 3 hours a week. Oskar says 'Jerusalem was great. Now I can hear and understand what the…See More
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Fraser & Naomi Browne posted a discussion

Moving towns

Hi - we're most probably moving from Auckland to Tauranga. We're thinking it will help give us more time to spend with Jefferson (and his sister Sofia) - i.e. we're moving "for family reasons", rather than a career move, in other words. We're wondering if there are any great areas we should check out for schools and if anyone has any good contacts for special needs care in the area. Obviously the Ministry of Ed will put us in touch with people but if we can start looking now it will be better.…See More
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winifred Annette Moffat posted a discussion

Seclusion Rooms in primary schools

   I'm distressed to learn about these - I suppose they are a desperate measure by teachers but one that cant be tolerated.  Checking if your local school has one & asking if it has been shut down would keep attention on this issue. I've emailed 'special.education@education.govt.nz '   to voice my shock & opposition.  I'll be checking the school my granddaughter is going to go to & I'll check my 10 year old granddaughter's Porirua school.  It would be helpful for schools to say what…See More
Oct 23
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Auckland Education For All Rally/Picnic at Auckland Domain, in front of the Rotunda

November 12, 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
Education for All Rally / Picnic in AucklandSaturday 12 November 2016, Auckland Domain, in front of the RotundaA short, family-friendly event from 12 - 1pm. INVEST IN INCLUSION!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.See More
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Education for All Rally at Parliament Grounds

September 22, 2016 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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