General Notices in the Health Sector

111 Txt an Emergency Txt Service
1 Degree Workshops
2018 Census
Access4all
ADL Community Survey is Now Open: Tell Us What You Need!
Assistive Technology Survey
Auckland Emergency Management
Big White Wall
Bloom
Brainwave Review
CCS Library – What’s New
Chinese Social Group
Communication Cards in Multiple Languages
Community Participation Service
Deaf Day Programme
The Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network Aotearoa New Zealand has initiated planning a Disability Spirituality Conference in 2020
Emergency Mobile Alert
Enabling participation for disabled young people
Engaging Priority Families
Firstport Website Information
First Signs Website
Health Focus Group
Little Bites – Help for Challenging Eaters
Mind and Body Free Youth Resources
My MSD Online service
NZ health and disability system information to new migrants and international students
Oyster Accessible Travel
Paraloan
Parenting Videos made in NZ for the Disability Community
South Auckland Job Club
South Auckland Green Prescription (Auckland and Counties Manukau)
Spirit of Adventure Voyage 2018
Starjam Spaces Available
Total Mobility Scheme
Understanding Autism book
Using Medicines Safely
Wilson Home Trust Information

   

 

 111 Txt an Emergency Txt Service
View the flier here. Do you have difficulty hearing or talking on the phone? Register now for 111 TXT so you can contact Fire, Ambulance or Police in an emergency. Sometimes there are delays on the phone network. lf you TXT 111 and don’t get a response within 2 minutes, then c0ntact 111 a different way. How do I register if I don’t have a computer? Contact Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, the Hearing Association, The National Foundation for the Deaf, for the support organisation you deal with most often and ask them to help you register. For more information visit

1 Degree Workshops
Who am I? Why do I act the way I do? Why is my culture an important part of who I am? What am I good at? How do I accept myself for who I am? What is my purpose in this world? What is my passion? I have so many dreams, which one do I pursue? Can I achieve goals and ambitions like people I admire? How do I achieve my goals and ambitions? Do I have leadership skills? What do I need to do to beomce an effective leader? How do I live life to the fullest? What is my best feature? How do I…? What if me gets in the way? How do I step out of my comfort zone? How do I change my thinking? How do I stand up for myself? Why do I let people take advantage of me? How can I be an effective team player? How do I motivate and influence others positively? How do I change for the better? Click here for their website

2018 Census – 6 March
The Census has been made accessible with these resources.  Click here for the page. An example of the access code letterbox envelope click here. An sample copy of the guide for completing the census.  Here is an easy read version of the census access code letter.  Here is a large print version of the census access code letter.  Here is a video in NZ Sign language.  Here is a step by step guide explaining how to use the access code to complete the census online. The Census is used as the baseline for all local and central government funding (including health, education, police etc), so it is vital that we encourage and enable everyone in the community to participate, areas of high focus in CALD communities include – High CALD populations (TOP4: Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Koreans), Young Working Age CALD (People aged 15-29 years), International Students, Seasonal Workers and Visitors, MELAA (Middle Eastern/Latin American/African), for more information specific to CALD click here. visit www.census.govt.nz

Access4all
ACCESS4ALL is a New Zealand-wide Accommodation and Activity Guide specifically designed for anyone, young or old, who has mild to major mobility difficulties. It is mainly visual so travellers and their support team can see and decide for themselves whether accommodation and/or activities in a particular destination might suit – because they are the experts. We do have some knowledge of this field as we have a few mobility impairments ourselves. Contact Richard 09 479 7702.  Click here for their website

ADL Community Survey is Now Open: Tell Us What You Need!
Auckland Disability Law (ADL) works with disabled people around their disability related legal issues, and provide legal education and law reform work within the community. We believe that there is a need for a properly resourced national disability legal service, and that ADL should be adequately funded to do this role. Please tell us if you agree with ADL’s position and what you would need from a national disability legal service going forward. Go to ADL Community Survey – English and ADL Community Survey – NZSL Translation Now! For more information on the ADL Community Survey, go to ADL’s Website.

Assistive Technology Survey – participate and spread the work please
An action point in the New Zealand Disability Action Plan involves the collection of information in relation to assistive technologies for disabled people. Assistive technologies takes the widest view possible i.e. products and related services that help people take part in everyday activities. They can be specifically designed for people with cognitive, physical and/or sensory impairments, or everyday technology that has been modified. Examples range from hearing aids, to smartphone apps that assist with communication, to power wheelchairs. The research, being conducted on behalf of the Disabled People’s Organisations, ACC, and other government agencies, examines how assistive technology makes a difference to the lives of disabled people; which technologies are being used, and what disabled people think of current government funding. We encourage you to participate and to provide your feedback by taking part in the survey. Click here to participate or if you would prefer to do the survey over the phone or by postal hard copy (including an Easy Read version) please contact: Andrew Whitsed on 0800 825 5867 or email at andrew@umr.co.nz. The results of the study will contribute to strengthening and updating the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018 To view the disability strategy action plan click here

Auckland Emergency Management
Click here for more information.  Auckland Emergency Management coordinates a group of different agencies, who all work together before, during, and after an emergency to help our communities. These include emergency services like – fire, police, ambulance, non-government organisations like (Salvation Army and Red Cross) and providers of essential services including water, power, and telecommunications. In order to protect people, property, and essential services all of these agencies need to work together, in a well-co-ordinated way. We also work with communities to help them to develop their ability to help each other to get through emergencies with their own support networks and resources. Information to share with your community: Make a plan with your family to get through an emergency https://www.happens.nz/make-a-plan/ Sign up to Auckland Emergency Management’s txt or email alerts to give you warnings about emergencies. Subscribe to SMS and email alerts. There’s also lots more information on hazards and how to be prepared on our Civil Defence website Download the Red Cross Hazard App on to your phone to identify hazards, reduce risks and stay informed. Learn about it here. For people who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations – click here. Tsunami evacuation maps are here.  How to get help? Neighbours, friends, work colleagues and those around us will often be the first to help. It is how we are work together that will make the biggest difference, If life is at risk, dial111.,For disruption like landslides or flooding, contact Auckland Council 09 301 0101, for power outages contact your power company. Chinese Resources are here

Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an online support site available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for people living in Auckland region. The site has over 15,000 members and contains resources and online group programs for a number of problems (eg. depression, anxiety, trauma). People use the site for a variety of reasons including loneliness, frustration, work stress, depression, and anxiety and gain support from talking to other users or just expressing their own experiences. You can access the website for free.

Bloom
Bloom is a social enterprise for youth and individuals with learning disabilities. We offer meaningful activities based on horticulture for our vulnerable people, a connection to our greater community though markets and projects. We aim to provide life skills, social interactions and a sense of wellbeing for all participants. We are based at the Tui Glen nurseries alongside Te Whangai Trust. We are open for students and plant sales on Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm. View our flier here. Jessica griffin 021 932 499 or bloompukekohe@gmail.com.

Brainwave Review
An insight into adolescence. Adolescence is often portrayed as a time of difficult and challenging behaviours. Yet it’s possible to view adolescence in a much more positive light. Recent research may help adults understand and appreciate the remarkable changes that are taking place. To read the review click here.

CCS Library – What’s new
All sorts of new and a variety of different books, resources, videos, autism specific, cerebral palsy, diabetes, OCD self-care, children’s books and a lot more. All free to access. Click here to view

Chinese Social Group
View our flier here. Want to socialise and be part of a community, e.g picnics, beaches, cafes and make Chinese food? This is a safe environment for you to meet others with a similar cultural background. The facilitators, Jade and Andrea speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, please don’t hesitate to contact them 021 810 301 or 027 808 3124

Communication Cards in Multiple Languages
Auckland DHB have developed and made available Communication Cards in 12 languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, Hindi, Korean, Maori, Russian, Samoan, Tongan, Vietnamese. The Communication Cards contain a set of icons that patient can use if they are having difficulty communicating their immediate needs, wants or concerns. The icons are in an order of hierarchy that is similar to the well-researched concept of Intentional Rounding. The focus is on priority needs: pain, elimination, positioning, environment and personal needs or possessions. The cards can be printed and left with the patient at the bedside. Patients and their families can point to the relevant icons to help their communication with staff. It is hoped that these cards will improve the safety and quality of care for some of our patients who may not be able to communicate effectively.

Community Participation Service
The personal focus, community participation service offers customised one on one support for people who express a desire to overcome barriers to education, employment and or participation in the community. For more information click here – page 1 and page 2. For more details look here or contact phone 09 815 5113 or email pf.admin@framework.org.nz

Deaf Day Programme
Angela Treanor is working as a Deaf Day Programme Facilitator with Mt Tabor as this organization works with Deaf Plus clients. There are four different classes which are NZSL, Arts, Cooking and Education. It is a great opportunity for Deaf plus clients to enjoy different skills in any of those classes and socialise with the others in the class in NZSL. They can have a go in NZSL class or enjoy the painting or cartoons/drawings, have a taste of cooking, and enjoy the DDP trips to different places or enjoy the computer skills, puzzles, Math or English in general. If you are interested, contact Angela Treanor for more information, email her at angela.mttabor@gmail.com or text her 021 079 0993. Here is a link to the programme and a video link

The Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network Aotearoa New Zealand has initiated planning a Disability Spirituality Conference in 2020
At this stage a conference planning group is forming with people from a range of backgrounds and organisations we are keen to engage with other interested stakeholders. This conference welcomes all faiths and those with no particular faith to explore the landscape of spirituality and disability. The conference landscape of spirituality and disability. The conference will focus on such themes as: Spirituality of people with disabilities, opportunities for the disability community to explore their own spirituality. This is critical as there is little opportunity in the disability community where spirituality can be freely explored. How can religious institutions hear and receive the experience and insights of people with disabilities? Ensuring faith communities are made accessible, so that people with disabilities can access and be nurtured in a community of their choice. The conference is inclusive of ALL faiths and the planning group welcomes contact from interested stakeholders. Please contact Reverend Vicki Terrell at vterrell@actrix.co.nz for further information.

Emergency Mobile Alert
Click here to link for mobile alert. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) is leading the implementation of a new nationwide emergency alert channel. Emergency Mobile Alerts are due to be available by the end of 2017. What are Emergency Mobile Alerts? Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to mobile phones enabled to receive Emergency Mobile Alerts. They can be targeted to areas affected by serious hazards. If your phone is on, capable and inside the targeted area, you should get the alerts. You don’t have to download an app or subscribe to a service, just ensure your phone is capable and updated. Emergency Mobile Alert does not replace other emergency alerts. If you feel your life is in danger, don’t wait for an official warning. Take immediate action.

Enabling participation for disabled young people
To view the flier click here. What facilitates full citizenship and participation for young people with vision, hearing and mobility impairments in Aotearoa/New Zealand? This question is the basis of our current mixed-methods Health Research Council-funded research with young people aged 12-25 years. What do young people experience as enabling accessibility and participation? What do they experience as barriers? Where are the margins for change, for expanding ‘possibility’? Like all citizens, disabled young people have major contributions to make to their communities, yet they can face substantial barriers to access and inclusion. The built environment and social attitudes can undermine mobility and participation. In collaboration with the disability sector this study is working with young people living in Auckland aged 12-25 years with mobility, hearing and vision impairments to understand their everyday life experiences. The study combines interviews with questionnaires about everyday interests and activities, and getting around. We accept the New Zealand Disability Strategy definition of disability as “the process which happens when one group of people create barriers by designing a world … taking no account of the impairments of others”. We want to hear your views, and we will use the research findings to educate local government and the wider community, and to support disability sector activism. If you are interested in being involved and would like some more information, please contact us Penelope Carroll, Shore and Whariki Research, Massey University, p.a.carroll@massey.ac.nz 027 431 6867 or 09 366 6136 or Octavia Calder-Dawe, Shore and Whariki Research, Massey University, 09 366 6136, 027 351 5385 o.calder-dawe@massey.ac.nz

Engaging Priority Families
To view the information click here. The Engaging Priority Families programme is funded by MOE with the better public service goal to support all 3-5 year olds to access a quality ECE and start Primary School with a solid foundation. Our EPF team promote the value of education by walking alongside parents/caregivers in preparing their child for the ‘big school’. We believe that we can achieve this through working in collaboration with community services and Primary Schools while keeping each child at the centre of our educational vision in the hope to minimise future school absent issues. We work alongside families to identify the barriers to accessing education, how to address them and move forward. Our team covers the following areas in Auckland: Puketapapa, Manurewa-Papakura, Otara-Papatoetoe, Manukau. There are other EPF providers covering Maungakiekie, Whau and Henderson-Massey and I will gladly share their contact details if there are families living in those areas who might benefit from the EPF programme. Please feel free to contact me if you require further information. Petro Schoombee, PetroS@atwc.org.nz 09 276 3729 x 9403

First Signs Website
Deaf Aotearoa is proud to announce the new First Signs website is now live. The site features information about the First Signs service, as well as videos for families with Deaf or hard of hearing children aged 0-5. Families can use these videos to support their child’s learning and links to further resources. Big thanks to the stars of the website, Carter and Elliot, and their families. You can visit the website at www.firstsigns.co.nz

Firstport Website Information
Got a burning question – then #AskFirstport! Click here for more information. The new website seeks ideas from users about content that matters to them. A new national website is asking users what they want to be able to find out about when it comes to disability in a new campaign called #AskFirstport. The recently launched Firstport website currently provides information, tips and advice to users about a whole range of topics including funding assistance, education, grants and subsidies and support groups. But the site wants to widen its offering by asking users what else they want to know about and what topics they want to see featured. “We want to be the first port of call for anyone wanting to find out about things like getting funding assistance for equipment or housing modifications, or where they can find their local disability information centre,” says Amanda Cockburn, who manages the project to develop the website. “But we also want to offer extra value to people by providing information about other things that really matter to them – everyday concerns or difficulties that make living independently harder.” #AskFirstport features characters who interact with users through social media and ask them what they want to know. End users of the site are being invited to suggest topics that might not necessarily be covered otherwise and offer an insight into the everyday lives of people who are living with a disability or impairment. “We hope that the #AskFirstport campaign will give us some great ideas about topics to cover on the site in terms of signposting people to the information they require, and also allow us to create some great articles and materials for people based on the information they want and need,” adds Amanda. The campaign is running from the 11th January until the 12th February. To get involved you can go to @FirstportNZ on Twitter or Facebook and take part using the hashtag #AskFirstport. You can also visit www.firstport.co.nz/askfirstport for more information about how you can contribute to the campaign.

Health Focus Group
Thursday 22nd February, 9.30-10.30am, Yes Disability, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany. We are looking for people that have stayed (or have been a carer of a patient who has stayed) at North Shore Hospital recently. The purpose of this group is to discuss – ways to increase Patient Feedback, how to develop awareness of the hospital volunteers, to raise awareness of the Well foundation. No experience necessary. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel. If you have questions or would like more infromation ph 09 415 0074 or 021 106 9290 or wiki@healthlinknorth.org.nz

Little Bites – Help for Challenging Eaters
To view the website click here. They are a challenging and selective eating specialist. I have been working on expanding diets with very selective eaters in special schools and I have loved seeing them thrive and enjoy the tasting sessions. If these very selective eaters can learn to enjoy new food, then you can teach your child to enjoy new food! At Little Bites, I work with families to support you through those difficult times when it feels like no matter what you do, your child will not eat what you want them to, when it feels like people are judging you, when you dread social meals, when you wish that dinner time could be happy and relaxed… It can! I will work with you, giving you the strategies and resources to help your child confidently taking more and more little bites. I offer 1 to 1 sessions; either face to face or online. After working with children with various food issues and special needs, I have found that even the most selective eater can learn to try new food, new colours, new textures when given their own personalised eating plan. If you would like to talk to an expert you can register for a no cost evaluation in the bookings section. Meal times can be relaxed, enjoyable and no longer stressful. Located in Mellons Bay, Auckland, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

Making things easier for MSD Clients
Click here to see the MSD Work and Income information. We’ve been working to make it easier for our clients to see us when they apply for a benefit. In most of our service centres we’re now running a ‘new business window’ for clients coming in for their application appointment. We’re letting clients know they can come in when it suits them over a window of time, e.g. between 9am-11am on a particular day. This makes it easier for people to work around other commitments such as getting children to school and means they don’t have to worry if they can’t make a specific appointment time. Save time and reduce hassle by signing up to MyMSD. We’re adding more and more services to MyMSD so clients can get things done for themselves, quickly, easily, and at a time that suits them. MyMSD has become a really popular way for our clients to keep on top of things without having to come into a service centre or call us. You can apply for help from us, read and sign their obligations when applying for assistance, view and work through their application steps, like reading and agreeing to obligations, booking appointments, etc, reapply for Temporary Additional Support. MyMSD already makes it easy for clients to: tell us what they earned, apply for help with food, school uniform, school stationery and emergency dental costs, tell us about a change in phone number, address or accommodation costs, tell us about a relationship change, check their next appointment, book, change and cancel some appointments, view their payment details, view debt details, view, save, print or email most of their letters check their payment card transactions – in near real time. New services are regularly added to MyMSD so you can do more online in future. No data? No problem. If you’re on the Spark, Vodafone, 2degrees or Skinny mobile networks you can use our website and online services at little or no cost from your mobile phone or digital device.

Mind and Body Free Youth Resources Launched
Mind and Body and www.rethink.org.nz are delighted to announce the release of the new Like Minds, Like Mine youth resource Conversations for Change – free download! It aims to encourage young people to reach out for support and to include and support each other. The resource contains comprehensive facilitator’s guides to five group activities which challenge stigma and discrimination and generate safe conversations about mental distress. Discussions encourage critical thinking about the impact and origin of different attitudes toward mental distress and encouraging empathy. Conversations for Change is part of the Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund. The first two activities are compulsory and involve young people considering what mental illness “is” and then confronting the impact of some common negative attitudes toward mental health conditions. Each activity is about an hour in length and ideal to be used in classrooms, youth groups or other community settings. The three additional pick-n-mix activities encourage empathy and critical thinking in the areas of hearing voices, eating issues and holistic wellbeing.

NZ health and disability system information to new migrants and international students
Click here to view promote multilingual videos and materials to your communities, particularly during student Orientation days. This is to increase awareness of essential health system information and the role of a family doctor.

Oyster Accessible Travel                 
Click here to view their website. This is an accessible travel resource, there is an active Facebook Page (2,355 followers) and a growing ‘Closed Group Facebook Community’ (477 members) attached. It covers accessible accommodation, activities, walks, transport, specialised tours and the Group is made up New Zealander’s with impairments looking for ‘access’ information from others.

Paraloan
Paraloan is a charitable organisation which provides financial assistance for people with physical disabilities. I have attached a flyer to refer your staff and clients to. The flyer provides a brief summary about paraloan and the type of loans we provide. View their website here which provides the details of our service, criteria and the documentation required when applying for a loan.

Parenting Videos made in NZ for Disability Community
Videos are
Episode 1: Mums on Diagnosis
Episode 2: Mums on Education
Episode 3: Mums on Friendship
Episode 4: Mums on Where to seek help
Episode 5: Mums on Future

South Auckland Job Club
Employment & Careers Advancement service setting up something new soon, what is it? Job Club for the Deaf community looking for work, to get together and discuss things such as, how to prepare for job interview, how to seek for job online, how to polish or set up your CV, how to dress for job interviews and also look at what skills are needed to get yourself work ready. This will be organised soon in the South Auckland area. If you have any ideas please let Jane know by either email Jane.Crown@deaf.org.nz or text 021 276 5772

South Auckland Green Prescription (Auckland and Counties Manukau)
Green Prescription is a referral based health and wellness programme for adults 18 years and over who would like support and motivation to get active and improve their lifestyle. Available in Auckland ADHB click here Glen Innes, Panmure, Mt Albert, Mt Roskill, Onehunga, Otahuhu, Avondale and Counties Manukau DHB click here – Clendon, Pukekohe, Pakuranga, Mangere, Otara, Papakura. For contact details for all these For clients who are not able to speak in English or have limited English proficiency and residing in the Auckland and Counties Manukau districts, a free translator for the initial consultation will be arranged. For more information: Contact: 0800 ACTIVE or 0800 228 483.  Click here for Sport Auckland programmes.

Spirit of Adventure Voyage 2018
This special 5 Day voyage provides an opportunity for physically challenged young New Zealanders to take part in an adventure of a lifetime. Thirty young people from across the country, aged 16-20 years, come together to face challenges outside of their usual boundaries, gaining confidence and achieving tasks that previously might have looked impossible.
The annual Inspiration voyage is sponsored by the combined Lions Clubs of New Zealand, led by the Karori Lions Club. We take thirty physically challenged young people to sea on this special 5 Day voyage. Inspiration voyage participants are partnered with a support person (usually one to three ratio). Support personnel are recruited from experienced Spirit volunteers who have participated in 10 Day voyages. They offer support and personal assistance to the participants as required. Our unique voyage focuses on the following life skills activities: building self-confidence – climbing the mast, swimming alongside, developing leadership skills – putting up the sails, communicating with new people – helping cook a meal, learning to be resilient – helping clean the ship, working in teams – rafting ashore, dealing with close confines – sleeping in cots, learning new skills – sailing the small boats. Participants must be aged between 16-20 years, meet the medical criteria of the voyage, agree to the terms and conditions of the voyage, 19th Feb-23rd February please register your interest.

Starjam Spaces Available
StarJam workshops are starting up again in February and we would be grateful if you could pass on our flyer to anyone that has young people in their care who live with disabilities (between 6 and 25 years old) so that they can make friends and gain confidence in themselves. We have Drumming, Singing, Music and Dancing workshops all over Auckland from Manurewa, Onehunga, Pakuranga and Western Springs all the way up to New Lynn, Takapuna and Albany and these workshops are held weekly during the school term. Spaces have become available for 2018 so we’d love to hear from some new potential StarJam youth. Contact Ash – 021 243 6588 / 09 300 6257, auckland@starjam.org Here is the flyer and information sheet

Total Mobility Scheme
Please click here to view the Total Mobility scheme helps people with serious mobility constraints access subsidised door-to-door transport services. The Total Mobility scheme offers eligible registered individuals a 50 per cent discount (up to a maximum subsidy of $40) on fares charged by contracted taxi transport providers in the Auckland region. The discount applies to the card-holder and one support person or carer travelling with you. To receive the discount, you must present your ID card to the driver at the start of the trip so the correct fare is calculated. At the end of the trip, you must have your ID card swiped and pay your portion of the fare.
Who is eligible for Total Mobility scheme
The Total Mobility Scheme is designed to assist qualifying Auckland residents/ratepayers. The eligibility assessment identifies whether you have an impairment that prevents you from undertaking any one or more of these components of a journey unaccompanied, on a bus, train or ferry, in a safe and dignified manner: Getting to the place from where the transport departs, Getting onto the transport, Riding securely, Getting off the transport, Getting to the final destination point. The scheme, which is run throughout New Zealand, allows for reciprocal arrangements with other local authorities for Auckland residents to receive discounted travel while travelling outside of Auckland.
How to apply for a Total Mobility AT HOP card
To register and receive a Total Mobility AT HOP Card, please follow these steps:
Step 1 – Contact a Total Mobility disability agency to discuss eligibility and arrange an assessment
The AT public transport call centre, (09) 366 6400, can provide the contact details of a number of suitable disability agencies. The disability agency will ask you a series of questions about your impairment to determine your eligibility, and if they consider that you are likely to qualify, they will arrange an assessment appointment with a trained facilitator.
Step 2 – Complete the eligibility assessment and registration forms
The assessment must take place face-to-face with an assessment facilitator, filling out the registration forms together. If the assessment facilitator determines that you are eligible, the assessment form must be signed by you and the assessment facilitator, and you must sign the photo ID card form.
Step 3 – Submit the registration forms, photo, and card issue fee
Return the assessment form and photo ID card form to the disability agency with the appropriate payment. This may include a disability agency membership fee and an assessment fee, although some agencies do not charge these. The payment will always include a card issue fee of $10.00 to cover the administration and production costs of the ID card (payable to Auckland Transport).
The disability agency will review the registration forms and forward them to AT with the card issue fee.
Step 4 – Approval
Once the registration has been approved and processed by AT, you will receive a letter from AT confirming your registration.
You will normally receive your ID card within 10 working days, with a letter about the rules of the Total Mobility scheme and how to use the TM AT HOP card.
If you have any questions or need an accessible version of a document, please call the AT Public Transport contact centre, phone (09) 366 6400.

Understanding Autism – Profeesor Katrina Williams and Professor Jacqueline Roberts
This is the essential reference for parents and carers of children with autism. Written by two leading Australian experts in the field, this updated edition covers everything from the causes of autism to how it manifests at the various ages and stages of a child’s life, as well as diet and nutrition, the importance of self-care for parents, how to cope with common problematic behaviours, conditions that can often appear in conjunction with autism (such as anxiety and depression), and how best to manage the child’s transition to adulthood. The authors’ warm, supportive voice reassures parents throughout, sorting fact from myth as they provide all the key information in a clear, easily understood format.

Using Medicines Safely
Translated cards (English, Chinese, Korean)
Promote the online cards to your communities, this is to help patients and whānau understand and use their medicines safely. view in English, view in Chinese, view in Korean

Wilson Home Trust Information
Here is some information on the Wilson Home Trust offers Grants, Information and Support, School Holiday activities and much more. The trust supports children with physical disabilities up to the age of 22 living in the upper north island. Learn more by visiting their website or follow them on facebook @wilsonhometrust1 or 0800 947 787

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