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Of Tatty Teddy Bears and Martyrs.

Not long after my son’s autism diagnosis, I found myself attending a meeting in a WINZ office (that’s the benefits arm of the Government, for the non-New Zealanders). I had the paper-work from my son’s Developmental Pediatrician, confirming that I … Continue reading

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The Consultation on Paying Family Carers to Provide Disability Support; Why I’m Not Impressed.

The New Zealand Government decided not to appeal the court decision that ruled in favour of the Ministry of Health paying people to care for their own family members (a decision delivered in June this year). That is to say, … Continue reading

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From Diagnosis to Support, Part One: The Kindergarten Years

I’ve decided I should record the steps we went through, from diagnosis to full and on-going support for our autistic son. It was a very long and stressful journey, but worth the outcomes. I hope by sharing this other people … Continue reading

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