The First Reading of the Bill is Tuesday 2 August, and we anticipate that the Bill will have its first reading and debate at about 3.00 p.m.
A co-designed strategy whose objective is the full participation of disabled persons in the life and practice of their faith communities for mutual benefit of all, wants to hear from you.
Eight NZSL community projects have been approved for grants from the NZSL Fund in 2022, totaling $213,661.50.
Reflections from Brian Coffey, Director, as we move from MSD to the new Ministry for Disabled People.
The DBI began by interviewing disabled people and their families/whānau about their experiences of housing (2018 - 2020) and then health and wellbeing (2020-2021). These reports have now been released and are available on the institute's website.
Recently Upper Hutt City Council has started offering Sensory Hours at H20 Xtreme Pool, which offer a more relaxed experience for anyone who prefers a quieter environment, including Autistic and neurodiverse people.
The ODI wants to hear from suitably experienced disabled people who want to be considered for nomination to positions on State sector boards and committees.
The Office for Disability Issues will be moving from the Ministry of Social Development to the new Ministry for Disabled People.
ODI’s calculation is that the total sum of new funding in today's Budget that is focused on disabled people is over one billion dollars - or $1,081,101,000 to be precise.