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  • I am one of the social workers for Disability Services of Open Home Foundation. We have clients that will be transitioning off from school to community life and I am wondering if our team or any of our team can attend you transition seminar (post schooling options and process for students with disability) so we can have a better understanding on this process. Is this seminar also open for service providers? Is it for free?

    Thank you very much.

    • Our apologies for not replying earlier. We do hope you managed to get to the Transition Expo. It was free to all. We are hosting a number of Transition seminars.

      They are being held on:
      When: Tuesday 26th August 7-9pm
      Where: Rosehill Special School, 48 Rosehill Drive, Papakura

      When: Tuesday 2nd September 7-9pm
      Where: Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation, 2 Claude Brookes Dr (off Edmonton Rd) Henderson

      When: Thursday 11th September 7-9pm
      Where: YES Disability Resource Centre, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany

      When: Tuesday 16th September 7-9pm
      Where: PFRC premises, 3B Olive Road, Penrose

      When: Tuesday 23rd September 12:30-2:30pm Daytime Seminar
      Where: PFRC premises, 3B Olive Road, Penrose

      The Parent & Family Resource Centre offers this free seminar for students with a disability and/or their parents. Topics covered in this informal seminar are:

      • Ministry of Education Transition Guidelines
      • The process of ORS funding post school :
      o What happens to this funding post school?
      o What types of vocational or day programmes are available?
      o Options for non-ORS funded students
      • Travel costs to Vocational Programmes
      • Possible Work & Income supports for families
      • Broad overview of Ministry of Health Disability Support Services
      • Needs Assessment & Service Coordination during Transition stage
      • Brief discussion re proposed MOH New Model and Individualised Funding (including Respite)
      • What is Welfare Guardianship and what is it used for?
      • Question and Answer time

      An information pack including copy of the presentation will be given to each attendee. Tea, coffee and slices available at start of each seminar. To book on this seminar please contact Lisa on 636-0351, or email lisa@pfrc.org.nz or Virginia pfrcadmin@pfrc.org.nz

      I do hope this assists you and your colleagues.
      Warm regards


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