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Community Living has celebrated over 25 years of success in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live their dreams through community connections.  Since its inception in 1989, Community Living has persistently sought innovative and diverse ways...

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Our Purpose

Our Inspirational Dream - People with Intellectual Disabilities living their dreams through community connections.

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Office for Disability Issues The Office for Disability Issues was established in July 2002 to provide dedicated support to the Minister for Disability Issues. They monitor and promote implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, lead strategic disability issues work, and provide advice to other agencies. ODI also have delegated responsibility from the Ministry of Social Development for administering the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006 and responding to requests under section 170 (b) of the Building Act 2004. The Office is responsible for meeting formal international obligations in relation to disability issues.

New Zealand Disability Support Network The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) purpose is to lead and influence change that supports inclusive lives.  Our objectives include:  Providing a strong voice to government on matters of common interest, keeping abreast of emerging trends and promoting best-practice standards, ensuring good communication with members and support the establishment of special interest networks, supporting and disbursing research relevant to the delivery of quality support services, building strong relationships with members and securing a sustainable support base, building skills and capacity of members, working collaboratively with disabled people, their families and allied agencies to foster an inclusive society.

Get Ready, Get Through Due to its location and environment, New Zealand faces many potential disasters. In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning.  But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning.  All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives. So it's vital that you prepare now.  Get Ready Get Thru will help you to get ready, so you'll get through.

Parent to Parent New Zealand Inc. is a national, not-for-profit organisation set up in 1983 by a small group of parents and professionals who believed in the value of parents supporting parents when faced with the unique joy and challenge of parenting a child with a disability or health impairment. Parent to Parent provide a range of services including Connecting Parents, Information, Seminars and Training Workshops, SibSupportNZ supporting siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability or health impairment, and Altogether Autism a nationwide information and advisory service for people living on the Autism spectrum, their families, whanau and professionals.

  The main purpose of Autism New Zealand Inc. is to provide support, resources and information on autism spectrum disorders to those with these conditions, their family/whanau, caregivers and professionals working with them.  Autism New Zealand's key activities are to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders, provide support, information and advice for parents and carers, gather and distribute the latest information and research relating to autism spectrum and related disorders, initiate and organise seminars and conferences,provide training courses for parents and professionals, liaise with other agencies on behalf of individuals, parents and other family, make submissions on relevant legislation and government reviews and provide a quarterly newsletter.  Autism New Zealand Inc. maintains contact with many associations around the world and constantly sources the latest material for our members.

  Webhealth is your free link to your community through 24 hour anonymous access to quality, local, up-to-date information and resources related to a broad health and well-being focus.  If you have issues or concerns in your life, you can assist yourself through Webhealth.  Webhealth is part of Linkage, a Waikato based not for profit, community organisation.

Webhealth is your free link to your community through online access to information and contact details for local health, wellbeing and social services. You can access this at home, or through free kiosks in places like community houses, doctors surgeries, shopping malls and public libraries.  Webhealth is part of Linkage Trust, a Waikato based not for profit, community organisation.

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