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+ Children with Learning Disabilities
It’s tough for parents to find out their child might have a learning disability. Especially if it’s not something the parent has ever experienced before. Of course, there is so much information to sift through that it can become incredibly overwhelming, especially if the diagnosis is unexpected or comes later in the child’s academic career. Fortunately, there is an abundance of expertise available to help children and teens with learning disabilities overcome their obstacles.
+ Links from ElderAction
+ Supported Employment
Disability Employment Organisations
+ Carer Services
- Provides free workshops, at a time and location that suits you, anywhere in New Zealand.
- Workshops can be tailored to a topic of your choice (ie. System Transformation, Enabling Good Lives, What's available in my community? Managing Stress, Effective Communication, Working Effectively with Professionals, Transition from School, How Funding Works?, Education, Legal Issues. Just tell them what you want and they will organise it).
- Can organise guest speakers as part of the workshop (and cover costs involved).
- Provides opportunities to build connections with other carers/family/whānau in your area.
- Workshops are provided by Facilitators with lived experience.
- Co-produces resources by families for families (refer to their website for more details).
- Provides Kitchen Table sessions, where a Facilitator can return a number of times so that a group of families (6 - 10) can delve into a topic in more depth (ie. exploring alternative ways of getting a break, community development projects, etc.).
- Has carer networks and on-line e-leadership groups that feed into resource development.
- People who are eligible for disability support services as determined by the Ministry funded NASC.
- Carer(s) of people who are eligible to access disability support services.
- Relief carers who want to provide supports to disabled people and/or their carer(s).
You can find out about current workshops and a range of resources by visiting the Care Matters website. Or free phone 0508 726 769 or 0508 236 236 for general information on Care Matters.