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2017 Election Party Response- The National Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the National Party’s response. Employment – our questions What would your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? How will your party ensure disabled people can access the same range of employment opportunities as non-disabled people? National’s answers: Getting more ...

2017 Election Party Response- The Labour Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Labour Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Employment – our questions What would your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? How will your party ensure disabled people can access the same range of ...

2017 Election Party Response- The Māori Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Māori Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Employment – our questions What would your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? How will your party ensure disabled people can access the same range of ...

2017 Election Party Response- The United Future Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the United Future Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Employment – our first question What will your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? The United Future Party’s answer: Support a campaign aimed at employers ...

Disability and the Rainbow Community

Allyson Hamblett and Aych McArdle are members of CCS Disability Action’s Auckland Local Advisory Committee (LAC). Allyson and Arch have a particular interest in how LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex) and disability issues interrelate. We have a chat to them to find out more.   Q. Can you tell me a bit ...

Inclusive education report, missed opportunity

The Education Review Office has released a new report on inclusive education. The report, which is a follow-up to reports in 2010 and 2013, is called Inclusive Practices for Students with Special Needs in Schools. The Government is heralding the report as evidence of huge progress in inclusive education. The report is interesting, but it ...

The science of inclusion

CCS Disability Action wants everyone to feel included and valued in society. This position is based on our values and philosophy. It is also a position that is increasingly being backed by evidence. Most of us have experienced rejection and exclusion at some point in our lives. We know how bad it feels to be ...

Stopping Bullying

The Policy and Advocacy team and David Matthews tackle the very important issue of bullying. For too long we have tolerated bullying in our schools. It is difficult for parents to always keep their children safe and free from harm. This is especially true of bullying, which is an age-old problem. Bullying is about someone acting ...

Decision on residential special schools

CCS Disability Action Chief Executive, David Matthews, returns to discuss the recent decision on residential special schools The Minister of Education’s decision on residential special schools will create more choice for families and students in education than ever before. Having worked in education for many years, I certainly feel for the staff of the two schools ...

Choice!

David Matthews returns to discuss parental choice in education and the need for equality of resources between special and mainstream education.   The current swirl of letters, articles and media comments around the possible closing of residential schools, and other special education issues, has once again raised the notion of “parent choice”. Some people argue ...