Disability Information

About Autism

We’ve compiled this booklet with input from people living with autism, professionals and parents, to provide you with information about autism and how it can affect children’s behaviours, communication and sensory experiences.

A World of Possibilities

This is the story of how being surrounded by abundant love makes a great future possible for children with disabilities.

Health Passport

The Health and Disability Commissioner provides this passport template as a guide only and is based on original work entitled, ‘This is my Hospital Passport’ by Wandsworth Community Learning Disability Team, UK.

Key Government Strategies

The New Zealand Carers Strategy Action Plan (2019 – 2023)

Mahi Aroha – Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019–2023 (Mahi Aroha) is the third five-year action plan. It has been developed in partnership with the New Zealand Carers Alliance and a cross-government agency working group.

The Disability Action Plan (2019 – 2023)

The Disability Action Plan presents priority work programmes and actions developed through a co-design process by government agencies, disabled people and their representative organisations.

Transforming Respite Strategy (2017 – 2022)

The Ministry of Health supports family/whānau who care for a disabled person by funding ‘respite’, or a ‘short break’, for carers. Respite is an investment in protecting the health and wellbeing of the family/whānau and helps them to continue in their caring role.

Learning Support Update Information Release

This link provides you with information from the Ministry of Education about the Learning Support Update – which includes the steps to modernise and improve learning support to make it easy to access, child focused, flexible and better integrated with the wider education sector

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