The Arohanui Whanau Group is a group of Maori families who organise various activities at the school such as the twice year powhiri to welcome new families and staff, hangi for the extended Arohanui community, marae visits, etc. The group always welcomes new members so if you are interested in supporting the school in this way please contact the group coordinator, Juanita Corbett on firstname.lastname@example.org or Shaki Padayatchi (DP) on email@example.com phone the school office on 838 6696.
Support individuals and families living with ASD, who need active, personal assistance in a compassionate manner that helps them and their community including liaising with other agencies on their behalf.
Inform individuals, families professionals and the wider public about ASD via a variety of mediums including social media, website, newsletters and resources as well as distributing the latest information and research relating to ASD.
Educate individuals, families professionals and other interested parties about ASD, by providing a range of evidence-based, tailored courses that offer practical strategies, tools and information to manage effectively for the best outcomes.
Advocate for those with ASD by providing submissions on relevant legislation and providing comment on government policy relating to ASD and raising awareness of ASD to promote inclusive behaviours in society.
Support Groups including Chinese Families Autism Support Group, Parents’ Support Group and Indian Families Social Group
Anyone with a disability living in Auckland, under the age of 65yrs can self-refer to Taikura Trust for a free Needs Assessment whereby their eligibility for MOH funded supports is assessed and appropriate services may be co-ordinated.
Some examples of services:
Carer Support Subsidy
Respite Care (can now be accessed via Individualised Funding once entitled to this funding)
Home & Community Support Services (ie: Household Management and Personal Cares) Individualised Funding may be applicable to these two supports
Community Residential Support
Supported Independent Living
Equipment and Modification Services
The NZDSA promotes the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families by:
producing publications which provide information to new parents
publishing information that is accessible to families
publishing a quarterly newsletter
providing face-to-face support to new parents, through hospital and home visits
providing ongoing links between families
maintaining regional groups and networks
establishing and maintaining relationships with other disability organisations
responding to political and social issues by submissions to government bodies and through the media
initiating project that will have a direct benefit to people with Down syndrome and their families
presenting information programs to medical practitioners, students, educators, and community orgranisations, in order to enhance their interactions with people with Down syndrome
providing a communication and information base
maintaining links with Asia Pacific Down Syndrome Federations and worldwide Down Syndrome Associations