Useful Links

After School Activities

Special Olympics New Zealand   -  www.specialolympics.org.nz

Special Olympics New Zealand offers a year-round programme of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Jolt Dance  -  www.joltdance.co.nz

Jolt's vision is to give a creaative voice to people with disabilities and celebrate their uniqueness through dance.

Learn Active  -  www.learnactive.co.nz

Learn Active run's 'Active Discoveries' programmes that cater for 17-35 year olds and 'Active Holidays' holiday programmes that cater for 15-35 year olds with intellectual disabilities who want to get active, meet new friends and learn new skills.

Recreate NZ  www.recreate.org.nz

Recreate provides services for youth and the young adult age bracket with disabilities.  Our programmes cover adventure camps and weekends, getaways and holiday programmes.

Support Groups

Autism NZ Inc  -  www.autismnz.org.nz

Autism NZ aims:

   -to provide education and training for carers and families

   -to provide practical support to those with ASD and their families 

Cerebral Palsy Group  -  www.cerebralpalsygroup.com/cerebral-palsy/

Cerebral Palsy Group provides information, resources, and support to their community. 

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association  -  www.nzdsa.org.nz

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association provides information and support to families/whanau of people with Down Syndrome.

Other Useful Organisations

Lifelinks  -  www.lifelinks.co.nz

Lifelinks aims to promote independence in an accessible world.

Ministry of Social Development  -  www.msd.govt.nz/what-we-can-do/disability-services/index.html

The Ministry of Social Development help disabled people live successful lives, to help them take their place in a society where their contribution is valued and they are included.  Services include community links, financial assistance, and information for carers.

Transition

Enabling Good Lives  -  www.enablinggoodlives.co.nz

Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choice and control over the supports they receive, so that they can plan for the lives they want.

SkillWise  www.skillwise.org.nz

SkillWise provides a range of support options including personalised opportunities in a range of community settings and across a wide spectrum of activities, for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Idea Services  -  www.idea.org.nz

Idea Services provides support for people with intellectual disability so they can live, learn, work and enjoy life as part of the community.

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