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Equal Pay Negotiations: Important Update for Providers - 12 April 2016

Toolkit providing advice for employers to increase the employment of disabled people

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Welcome to the New Zealand Disability Support Network

The New Zealand Disability Support Network is an association of disability support service providers


NZDSN Annual Conference and Awards Evening 2016

The NZDSN Annual Conference 2016 will be held in Wellington at Te Papa on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 August 2016.    More details will be released in due course.

Any queries regarding your submission or the conference itself \should be directed to

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Network news and updates

  • NZDSN Strategic Reference Groups (as at 27 April 2016)
  • Click here to see the ACP Research Report results of a NZ-based research project on Advance Care Planning and Intellectual Disability, funded by the NZ Frozen Funds Charitable Trust and overseen and supported by IDEA Services and the Donald Beasley Institute.  Click here to see a full version and an easy read version of the report from the Donald Beasley Institute.  Please contact the authors with any queries via Nic McKenzie (021) 745 774

Upcoming Events in your Region

  • Care Matters is holding a series of workshops for Disabled Children and Adults on "Providing families and carers of children/people with disabilities current, relevant, practical information and skills".  See below for dates and locations:
    • Click here for the Porirua (Wellington) Workshop - 29 May 2016
    • Click here for the Dunedin Workshop - 31 May 2016

Provider Development Programme

Leadership & Practice Workshops 2016

"From Day Programmes to a Good Day"

This one day workshop will outline the process Inclusion Melbourne underwent to redevelop their traditional participation and inclusion programmes, to personalised services that occure within the community.

Click here for the flyer

Click here for Auckland Monday 23 May (Registrations closed)
Click here for Paraparaumu  Wednesday 25 May (Registrations closed)
Click here for Christchurch Friday 27 May (Registrations closed)
Click here for Dunedin Monday 30 May (Registrations closed)

NZDSN regional networks

NZDSN Employment Advisory Committee

  • Click here to view the NZDSN Employment Advisory Committee Member Profiles

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