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The Education System Is Set To Fail Quarter Of New Students

Thursday, 7 July 2022, 10:31 am | IHC

IHC says a report out today showing a quarter of all preschool children have developmental difficulties shows the broken education system must be fixed today. It’s been reported today that the study of more than 6000 children aged between 4 and 5 measured four ... More >>

IHC: Flawed System Funding Community Programmes For Disabled Adults Must Go

Friday, 1 July 2022, 11:29 am | IHC

New Zealand is once again calling on the Government to overhaul an outdated system that determines what community programmes disabled adults have access to based on flawed assessments they were given as children. A case note published this week from ... More >>

Dairy Farmers Keep Karen's Dream Alive

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 9:35 am | IHC

Dairy farmers are keeping a dream alive for Karen Chapman, who grew up on a dairy farm in the small Waikato settlement of Otaua and has only ever wanted to milk cows. Karen has been supported by a network of dairy farmers in and around Pukekohe, many ... More >>

IHC Demands Government Response To Widely Known Abuse Experienced By Disabled People

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 2:57 pm | IHC

IHC wants to congratulate the Human Rights Commission for drawing attention to the staggeringly high rates of abuse and neglect that disabled people experience in Aotearoa. Trish Grant, IHC Director of Advocacy, says disabled people are significantly more ... More >>

IHC Welcomes New Ministry For Disabled People

Friday, 29 October 2021, 3:43 pm | IHC

IHC welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will establish a new standalone Ministry for Disabled People, supported by the Ministry of Social Development. Moving government disability support funding from the Ministry of Health represents a paradigm ... More >>

IHC Calls On Government To Abandon Force In Schools

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:38 pm | IHC

IHC is calling on the Government to heed the wave of anti-brutality sentiment sweeping the world, and move away from the use of force and restraint in schools. The Education and Training Bill, currently before the Committee of the whole House, includes clause ... More >>

IHC Welcomes Health System Review

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 4:14 pm | IHC

IHC has welcomed the Health and Disability System Review, and its commitment to a better future for New Zealanders with intellectual disability. IHC Director of Advocacy Trish Grant said she was pleased to see an acknowledgment in the report ... More >>

IHC Calls On Release Of Health And System Disability Review In Critical Time

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 7:23 pm | IHC

IHC New Zealand is putting its support behind the call for the release of the Health and Disability System Review as soon as possible, to ensure the innovative response to health and disability support needs during the COVID-19 pandemic aren’t lost. ... More >>

Fresh Thinking From IHC During Covid-19

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 9:18 am | IHC

The IHC Group is thinking outside the square to support people during the Covid-19 lockdown. “The current situation is upsetting and inconvenient for most people – imagine what it’s like for people with an intellectual disability and their ... More >>

IHC Launches COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:50 am | IHC

IHC has launched an emergency appeal to help families in lockdown support children and adults with intellectual disabilities. IHC General Manager Janine Stewart says the organisation is responding to exceptional circumstances by asking New Zealanders ... More >>

Top Marks for Tomorrow's Schools Review

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 5:08 pm | IHC

IHC has given the Government’s review of Tomorrow’s Schools an A minus grade. More >>

WORLD shares 30th Birthday love with IHC

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 11:24 am | IHC

Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet (WORLD Co-founder) has been involved with the IHC Art Awards since 2009 and became IHC Art Awards Ambassador in 2017. More >>

Michael Nathan wins 2019 IHC Art Awards

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 7:49 pm | IHC

An intricately detailed drawing by Auckland artist Michael Nathan has won the 2019 IHC Art Awards and $5,000. More >>

IHC hopes for sheep farmers' support

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:25 am | IHC

This spring, IHC is launching its new Lamb Programme, urging sheep farmers to join with dairy farmers to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families in rural communities. More >>

IHC: Calling on Govt to put words into action

Friday, 26 July 2019, 1:45 pm | IHC

IHC is pleased the Government is listening to the voices of disabled students and their families on the barriers they currently face at school. More >>

IHC celebrates recognition in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 3 June 2019, 9:57 am | IHC

IHC is delighted that the significant contributions of Donald Thompson, Jan Dowland and Sir Paul Adams have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. More >>

Budget sets overdue pathway for intellectual disabilities

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:30 pm | IHC

Budget sets overdue wellbeing pathway for people with intellectual disabilities More >>

WORLD shares 30th Birthday love with IHC

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 2:10 pm | IHC

IHC is delighted that WORLD has chosen to support the IHC Art Awards with a special Limited Edition project as part of its 30th Birthday year celebration. More >>

IHC needs your calf

Monday, 29 April 2019, 9:36 am | IHC

IHC is calling for people to donate their calves this year, after what was an incredibly challenging season for the rural sector because of Mycoplasma bovis. More >>

Planned funding cuts paint a grim picture for disabled care

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 11:49 am | IHC

Planned funding cuts paint a grim picture for disabled care Media release 21 April 2019 More >>