Media Releases : IHC New Zealand | Understanding Intellectual disability

By: Ihc  05-Apr-2012

Oamaru families are the first in New Zealand to be invited to a seminar run by IHC to highlight the rights of children and young people with disabilities. IHC’s Heartland seminars provide free information and resources for families with a child with a disability.

Posted: February 16, 2012 

IHC is horrified that Speaker Hon Lockwood Smith has told Mojo Mathers she must pay for her own electronic notetaking services.

Posted: December 14, 2011 

IHC congratulates Tariana Turia on her reappointment to the role of Minister for Disability Issues but is concerned that disabled New Zealanders are not represented at Cabinet.

IHC supports the call from NZEI to oppose the introduction of charter schools without a proper select committee process.

Posted: November 18, 2011 

Media Release 17 November 2011 Sir Colin Meads will be opening IHC’s new fundraising office in Otorohanga at 12.30pm today (Friday 18 November).

Lower Hutt artist Stacey Hughes has won the 2011 IHC Art Awards and $5000 for a powerful portrait with a ’Mona Lisa’ smile.

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012


Other news and updates from Ihc

05-Apr-2012

IHC Hot Issues – August 2011 : IHC New Zealand | Understanding Intellectual disability

Local government, business, philanthropy and non-government organisations all have a role to protect vulnerable children and prevent more children becoming vulnerable. Individual factors that can contribute to vulnerability are growing up in poverty, and having a disability or a significant health problem. United Nations Disability Rights Convention – Government drops ball regarding children.


05-Apr-2012

Newsletter : IHC New Zealand | Understanding Intellectual disability

Inside the October Hot Issues IHC’s Call to Action – what needs to change for children and young people with disabilities Listen to us – this is what we need Focus needed on children and young people with disabilities New Zealand calls for action Families Commission research reinforces investing in the early years Encouraging moves for children.


05-Apr-2012

IHC Hot Issues – October 2011 : IHC New Zealand | Understanding Intellectual disability

Given that politicians from all parties are focused on achieving better outcomes for New Zealand’s children, IHC wants to be sure that children and young people with disabilities are considered in all of the discussions and planning proposed.


05-Apr-2012

News : IHC New Zealand | Understanding Intellectual disability

IHC is one of more than one hundred exhibitors who will be at the health and disability expo The Big Event in three weeks time on the 9 and 10 March at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland. IHC says that many disabled children are more vulnerable to sexual abuse, neglect, violence, and poverty than other children, in its submission on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children.