2016 Rehibilitation International Congress

DPA News The 2016 Rehabilitation International congress will be held in Scotland in October 2016. If you are planning a trip to the UK in October you may consider attending the congress in Edinburgh on 25 – 27 October 2016. The theme is Inclusivity. Read more
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Pasefika disability resources available

Le Va is a non-government organisation that walks alongside Pasifika individuals, families, communities and services to provide the resources, tools, information and support they need for the best possible health, wellbeing and social outcomes.  Le Va say about disability “…
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Education for All submission to the United Nations

The Education for All group meet monthly and at its March meeting decided to do a joint submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities to be held in Geneva, 15 April. The resulting submission recommends that the United Nations…
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Acclaim Otago to research barriers to challenging ACC

The New Zealand Law Foundation has given more funding to Acclaim Otago, an advocacy group for people who are disabled due to injury. Acclaim Otago will use the funding to research the barriers people face trying to challenge ACC decisions. Part of the research is an online survey , which is available…
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Learn what’s happening in the rest of the world

If you’re interested in international disability news, these websites may be for you. Disabled People's International  and the International Disability Alliance  are international disability organisations. Both organisations advocate on behalf of people with disabilities, and aim…
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DPO shadow report released

A report written by Disabled Person’s Organisations (DPOs) representing the voice of disabled New Zealanders has been released and sent to the United Nations. This report will inform the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention) as it examines…
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