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Disability Representation on School Boards – Update, Progress, and Frustrations.

On the 25th of February 2014 I sent an email to the President of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA). This is the organisation here in New Zealand that advises and trains trustees, who in turn govern each of … 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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How inclusive do NZ schools think they are? Looking at a 2012 ERO progress report

Back in 2010, the ERO (the New Zealand Government’s Education Review Office) released a Report that found only half of New Zealand schools demonstrated “mostly inclusive practices for students with high needs.” Subsequently, the Government came up with a policy … Continue reading

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The National Party’s Disability / Autism-Relevant Policies, in the 2011 General Election

The National Party has led the New Zealand Government over the past few years and, of course, are running in the elections (held this upcoming Saturday, yes that means these political posts will be finished soon!) to retain that leadership … Continue reading

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