Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


CCS Disability Action Helps Parents Get in the Know

CCS Disability Action Helps Parents Get in the Know

Support and advocacy agency CCS Disability Action invites parents, caregivers and whānau of young children with a disability for a ‘cuppa and a conversation’ about services available in the region. The organisation is running a series of five free seminars in both Dargaville and Ruakaka aimed at giving families the tips, tools and information they need to get the best for their child in their local community.

The sessions will be based on the content of the recently published book In the Know, a free Northland-based information and advocacy guide created by CCS Disability Action.

Subjects will include; disability and family life, community-based support options, financial help, navigating the medical system and education in the early years. There will also be plenty of opportunities for one-on-one information and advice.

The book and the seminars were inspired by the challenges many parents and caregivers of disabled children face getting good information about the range of support that is available.

“It can feel challenging to navigate a pathway through the variety of services on offer when you have a child with a disability, and to know what’s available. Often it’s about knowing the right people and the right questions to ask. We’ve developed In the Know and the accompanying seminars to try and bridge that gap,” explains Moira Geerkens, Branch Team Leader for CCS Disability Action.

All children and families are welcome with refreshments provided. The seminars are made possible with the generous support of the Sutherland Self Help Trust.

10am – 11:30am, Weekly from Monday 19 May
Bream Bay Community Support Trust
cnr State Highway One and Marsden Point Road, Ruakaka

10am – 11:30am, Weekly from Wednesday 21 May
Dargaville Plunket
29 Hokianga Road, Dargaville


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news