3DHB Equity Initiative COVID-19 Counselling Fund

What is the counselling fund? COVID-19 has had a big impact on disabled people’s lives, routines, and mental wellbeing. If you have been affected by COVID-19 and would like to access counselling or other mental wellbeing support services, you can apply to the DHB for funding to pay for it. Who can apply to the …

Life after school: what’s next?

Presented by: Imagine Better and NZDSN Typically, graduation from college is an exciting time of life. It is a time of exploration, adventure, growing independence and fun. However, for many young men and women with disabilities and their families, it canbe a time of great vulnerability, uncertainty and worry. Despite years of foreknowledge, invested resources, …

NZDSN News Update July 2nd 2020

In this update: Health and Disability Review Report Special Interest Groups National Symposiums Upcoming Provider Development Events Employment Support Diploma Qualification Employment Support Contract Advice to MSD Election Forums AGM and Auckland Network Meeting Go with Tourism Recruitment Platform Workforce development Website refresh COVID 19 – lessons learnt and new ways of working Regional Provider …

NZDSN National Symposium – Effectively Supporting People with Very High Needs Post School

Registrations Now Open  Wednesday 14th October 20209:00AM – 4:00PM Venue: Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport, 18 Airpark Drive An opportunity to focus on supporting individualised participation in everyday things in everyday places Programme: 9:00am    Mihi Whakatau  9:30am    The Enabling Good Lives Principles and what implementation looks like for people with Very High Needs – Mark …

NZDSN National Symposium Transition from School

Transition from School “Frameworks for Better Practice” An opportunity to hear about developments from around the country showcasing effective practice and promising approaches. Wednesday 9th September 20209.00am – 4.00pmVenue: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Tutanekai St. Rotorua There are still a small number of spaces still available so get in quick Programme: 9:00: Mihi Whakatau 09.15: The …

Health and Disability System Review Report a Huge Disappointment

Health and Disability System Review Report a Huge Disappointment – time to stop treating disability as a health issue The Health and Disability System Review Report is actually a “health system” review that pays lip service to the disability sector and continues the marginalisation of disabled people, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Dr …

NZDSN News Update June 5th 2020

Kia ora NZDSN Members and supporters As we anticipate a move to level one next week we have started to move from an exclusive focus on COVID related matters to some of the business as usual that is now emerging from being on hold – or has been bubbling along in the background. So our …

Effective Employer Engagement Training

Since we last hosted this training there have been some changes – the Given programme is now offered by a company known as Prospert. The content has been refreshed and is now offered as a webinar – 5 one hour sessions over a two-week period. The trainer is Paul Diviny who comes highly recommended by …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update May 22nd

Kia ora NZDSN Members This will be our last update with a focus on COVID-19. From next week we will look to fortnightly updates with a COVID 19 section, but also covering more business as usual activities. Some of these have been continuing in the background and its time we reported on progress as well …