News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


CCS Disability Action Pleased with Expansion of Service

24 May 2013

CCS Disability Action Is Pleased with the Expansion of the Intensive Wraparound Service and the Halswell Review

CCS Disability Action is pleased that an extra 110 students will now have access to the Intensive Wrap-Around Service.

CCS Disability Action’s Chief Executive, David Matthews, said that the expansion of the Intensive Wrap-Around Service meant that more students and families will have access to support. More importantly, this support will be available where students and families need it the most; in their local community and at their local school.

“For a variety of reasons, there will always be a number of students who require more intensive support. What is important is that this support is increasingly available in their local community and schools. The community needs to include everyone and the best way to do that is by ensuring all students are included and supported in their local schools with their peers.”

Mr Matthews was also satisfied with the review of Halswell Residential College. The review looked at the safety of the school for female students. CCS Disability Action was involved in monitoring the review. Mr Matthews hoped that the review would dispel the myths about male students with disabilities.

“I was deeply disappointed with some attitudes expressed about male students with disabilities. Unfortunately, research does show an increased risk of abuse for disabled children and adults, but this risk is shared between males and females. The students who attend Halswell Residential College are vulnerable to abuse, regardless of their gender. What is important is that student’s rights are protected and that the right support is available to reduce the vulnerability of students.”

Mr Matthews said that it was good that a coeducation option was now available. Together with the expansion of the Intensive Wrap-Around Service, more choice and support is available to students and their families than ever before.

“More choice and support is good for all students and families. The key to including all students at their local school is having the right support available. Students, families and teachers all have to feel supported and confident. I believe that Minister Parata has taken a step in the right direction.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news