Zoom Parents Support Group - Every Monday 7-8pm:
Open to anyone seeking advice or support for parenting, upcoming Needs Assessments, starting or leaving school and anything in-between. Robyn would love to meet and chat about anything that is important to you.
Complete our survey and go in the draw to win a $200 Prezzy Card. Survey closes 22 November 2023. The survey takes around 5 minutes: Click here.
We would love to hear from you, so that we can serve you better.
My Home My Choice Project
Whaikaha are promoting a series of online workshops to get feedback from disabled people in Residential Care and family/whanau members of those who may be considering Residential Care. The final whanau/family zoom session will be held on 9 November at 10.30 am. More details can be found here. They are also holding separate engagements with disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori, Pacific people and service providers. For more information on these please email.
Collaborate for Transition - Final session for 2023
East/Central Auckland 7th November - Information is relevant for all of Auckland
Are you: A Parent, or do you work for a school, education provider or community service that works with people with disabilities? then this hui is for you! These meetings have a particular focus on transition from school to adulthood. Click here for flyer. To register email Robyn@realworldliving.co.nz
Way Forward Advocacy Service - A free / koha based advocacy service supporting young disabled and neurodivergent people (under 18) and their families to navigate "The System" and to overcome barriers
Auckland Downkids Xmas Party
Sunday 19th November - 10 am-3 pm
Registrations are now open for the Auckland Downkids Christmas party on 19th November. This is a free event, but you do need to register for your tickets. Ages: 0-12 years. Location: Butterfly Creek. Registrationsclose 12 November. Click here for more info.
Illuminate – A Night Market with a Twist!
Save the Date!
All Illuminate stallholders participating in the evening come from a disability background or a community that actively challenges the status quo. We look forward to presenting many incredible social enterprises and entertainers to the community on Saturday 2 March 2024, 5-9pm, Mt Albert War Memorial Hall.
If you have a small business and you’d like a stall/act at Illuminate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
before the 31st January 2024.
New Zealand Rowing have beenrecruiting clubs and coaches around NZ with an interest in coaching and providing for para-athletes. If you are interested in trying Para-Rowing contact NZ Rowing for more information or view their website.
Team Motive @ Hampton Downs
Sunday 19 November - 1 pm - 5 pm
Team Motive is holding a track event for the disabled community to come along and be involved in an afternoon of petrol-fueled fun. Passenger on-track experiences for $30/person. With up to 3 sessions during the day! Priority is given to disabled passengers. Plenty of interesting cars on display and on track. Parade Laps - there will be an opportunity to take your own car/van/family around the track in parade laps. Pre-booking is required - Email here. More info.
MMR Vaccine and alternative formats
Aotearoa New Zealand is at a very high risk of a Measles outbreak. It can spread very easily between people who are not immune or vaccinated against it. If you suspect Measles you should seek medical advice urgently, even if you do not believe you are a contact of the current active cases. Contact your doctor or GP or contact Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116. If it is an emergency, call 111 immediately. Click here for alternative communication, including Relay service, see the contact section of this Pānui.
AUT Unitec - An evaluation of the midwifery model of care. We have a request for women who have had a baby 4-8 months ago to be interviewed about their labour and birth experience.
If you would like more information, click here or please text or email me (Beryl)email@example.com with your contact details: or text 021 137 3361- if you leave a text I will ring you back.
For more Disability sector surveys, research and petitions click
Can you help - I am a particularly deaf woman in need of 1 -2 bedroom accommodation with kitchen, in the Stanmore Bay,Manly, Arkles Bay. Email Smitasawant918@gmail.com
Independently You - 15% Discount offer
Disability Connect’s valued families can get 15% off Independently
You products using the coupon code DISCON15 (cannot be used on SALE items).
Check out the range of what they offer on their website www.independentlyyou.co.nz