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Driving with a Disability.

Driving with a Disability. By Roger Loveless For those lucky enough to have the capability, then driving your own vehicle should be a normal transport choice. But is it? Depending on your own disability journey, the options open to you will vary. ACC or health funding? Independent funding available? Full time wheelchair user? Employed or ...

Muddling Through Models of Disability

My name is Phoebe Eden-Mann, and I am coming to the end of my fourth week as the national policy intern, here at CCS Disability Action in Dunedin. It’s been an intense four weeks; a trial by fire if you will. I’ve been exposed to theories and concepts that I’d never even heard of, written ...

Where can I look for support under the new disability system?

To properly take advantage of the new disability support system you need to be informed. Mana Whaikaha, which has been in place in the MidCentral region of the North Island since October 1, 2018, intends to give disabled people and their whānau power in their lives, and control over the support available to them. But to do this ...

Disability support New Zealand: What do the changes mean?

Disability support in New Zealand is changing. From October 1st 2018, a prototype for a system known as Mana Whaikaha has been in operation in the MidCentral region of North Island, one which aims to give disabled people and their whānau greater control over their lives, and the support available to them. However, if you’re used to life ...

Time for a new access law

19/9/17 · Posted in Accessibility

Nick Svensen, our Policy Analyst, is back to let us know about an exciting campaign to get a new access law. If you haven’t yet heard, accessibility legislation ensuring national standards of accessibility is currently being advocated for by the Access Alliance, of which CCS Disability Action is a member. The proposed Accessibility for New Zealanders Act ...

Who are you?

5/12/16 · Posted in Accessibility

Nick Svensen is a policy advisor intern at CCS Disability Action. For many in the disability community, the inability to obtain a driver’s licence leaves them unable to prove their age or identity in a wide array of situations – perhaps something so obvious that it is easily overlooked. As a result, they are forced ...

What’s happening to my dream!

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari is back to talk about disability, civil rights and dreams denied. Today marks 50 years since the historical March on Washington where Dr Martin Luther King gave his ““I Have a Dream” speech. The speech was a challenge to the politics of exclusion and segregation. A key part of ...

I am here

In November 2012, we released research into the lived experience of disabled people with high and complex support needs called “I am here” The Article 19 Project – Finding a place for the life stories of disabled people. Our concern was that people with high and complex support needs were at the most risk of ...

Disabled people count

Gerri and Roger have been busy working on a new project. A project that is sure to shake up how we count and respond to people with access needs. You may remember Roger talking about the need for more data. Well, we decided to give the government a hand, by showing them how to do ...