New Zealand Disability Strategy Discussion Document
Action 11: Enable children and youth experiencing disability to lead full and active lives
Children and youth who experience disability should enjoy full and active lives, in conditions which ensure their dignity, promote self-reliance, and facilitate their active participation in the community.
- Ensure that government agencies, disability sector agencies, organisations of children, youth and families, and carers work in a collaborative and empowering way to support children and youth who experience disability and their families.
- Ensure that children, youth and their families are able to access effective child or youth and family-focused support, education, health care services, rehabilitation services, recreation opportunities and training to help children and youth to achieve the greatest possible self-reliance and lead full and active lives in society.
- Introduce ways of involving children and youth in decision-making and giving them greater control over their lives.
25. How can the Government enable children and youth who experience disability to lead full and active lives?