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Anguish About The Outdated, Non-responsive And Inadequate Ministry Funding For Disabled Students To Succeed Is Palpable

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 10:23 am | IHC New Zealand

IHC New Zealand says families of students with intellectual disability are at breaking point as more and more principals are being hamstrung by limited funding. “I am working with families and schools most days, and the frustration and anguish about ... More >>

Proposed Benefit Changes Will Batter New Zealand Families Living With Intellectual Disability

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:38 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC Director of Advocacy, Tania Thomas, says the Government is making decisions about benefits on the fly and not on evidence, which is putting intellectually disabled New Zealanders at serious risk. “Indexing benefit increases to inflation and not ... More >>

IHC Urges Budget Decision To Protect The Most Vulnerable

Monday, 5 February 2024, 7:49 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC is urging the Ministry of Education to think hard and act fairly when it comes to finding ways to meet the Government’s savings target by ensuring there is funding to address inequities. IHC’s From Data to Dignity Report on the health and wellbeing ... More >>

Opportunity For New Government To Lift Achievement Rates For Intellectually Disabled Students

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 4:03 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC New Zealand says although NCEA achievement rates for students with intellectual disability are rising, overwhelmingly there is a massive struggle for these students to access quality education at their local school. Today, 24 January, marks International ... More >>

Get On With It And Make Education Fair For ALL

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 6:22 am | IHC New Zealand

IHC New Zealand, along with 65 education and disability sector organisations, are calling on New Zealand’s politicians to get on with it and build a public education system that works for disabled and neurodiverse learners. IHC Inclusive Education ... More >>

Teacher Investment Is A Start, What Next?

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 6:35 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC says more action is needed to adequately resource schools despite welcoming the Government’s announcement to reduce class sizes. IHC Inclusive Education Lead Trish Grant says the investment to recruit 320 more teachers is just one step on ... More >>

IHC Looks To Ministry Of Education To Step Up For Disabled Students At Royal Commission

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 6:41 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC looks to the Ministry of Education to step up for disabled students at tomorrow’s Royal Commission of Enquiry to abuse in State Care. The Ministry of Education will be appearing at the Commission tomorrow (18 August) and is expected to face questions ... More >>

Exhibition Sheds Light On Lives Of People With Disabilities

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:40 am | IHC New Zealand

A multimedia exhibition showcasing the dreams, the talents and often the loneliness of people with intellectual disabilities opens on Saturday 13 August at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato in Hamilton. Developed and toured by IHC New Zealand, Take ... More >>

Make It Fair Or Meet Us In Court

Friday, 15 July 2022, 5:28 am | IHC New Zealand

Ninety-nine percent of education professionals say funding for disabled students does not deliver what they need to even participate in mainstream education. IHC’s 2022 Inclusive Education Survey paints an incredibly grim picture for disabled students ... More >>

IHC Says Oranga Tamariki Bill Puts Children At Risk

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:09 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC says the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People's Commission Bill undermines the protection of children, particularly intellectually disabled and Māori children. Tania Thomas, IHC Director of Advocacy, says the Bill ... More >>

'Broken' System Leaves Disabled Students Without Support

Friday, 1 April 2022, 1:31 pm | IHC New Zealand

Ninety-nine percent of educational professionals are calling for a complete overhaul of the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS), which provides support for high needs students who require specialist support in the classroom. IHC New Zealand has surveyed almost ... More >>

IHC Art Awards 2021: Winners Announced

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:33 am | IHC New Zealand

Dannilee Kokiri from Lower Hutt has won the IHC Art Awards for 2021 and a $5,000 prize. Dannilee’s ‘The Chakra Forest’ was judged number one out of nearly 400 entries from artists with intellectual disabilities. Fifteen-year-old Lily Reardon ... More >>

IHC Celebrates Life Members’ Decades Of Service In Queen’s Birthday Honours

Monday, 1 June 2020, 4:26 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC New Zealand is delighted to see the well-deserved recognition of Maureen Wood (MNZM) and Neil Taylor (QSM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. “Both Maureen and Neil have made an extraordinary contribution over nearly a century between ... More >>

Failure to invest in disabled people

Monday, 18 November 2019, 12:51 pm | IHC New Zealand

People with intellectual disabilities and their families are struggling to access support more than ever before, as the disability sector faces a now $574 million annual funding shortfall, says IHC. More >>

Independent living for people with intellectual disabilities

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:05 am | IHC New Zealand

New research has highlighted what kind of support people with intellectual disabilities consider important to live independently in the community. More >>

Becky Donovan wins IHC Art Awards 2018

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:28 am | IHC New Zealand

An intricately detailed drawing by Dunedin artist Becky Donovan has won the 2018 IHC Art Awards and $5000. More >>

IHC Art Awards: Charlize Wilson is the People’s Choice

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 5:24 pm | IHC New Zealand

Manukau City artist Charlize Wilson has won the 2018 IHC Art Awards People’s Choice Award for her work, Looking Out from the Inside. More >>

IHC Volunteer Programme celebrated

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 5:03 pm | IHC New Zealand

We are delighted that the IHC Volunteer Programme has been named a winner at this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. Yesterday the programme was chosen as the joint winner of the "Community or NGO Health Service Volunteer Team Award”. More >>

'Too many gaps' across mental health system

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:39 am | IHC New Zealand

IHC is calling on the Government to take into account the rights, needs and circumstances of people with intellectual disabilities when addressing the factors that can lead to poor mental health and abuse. More >>

IHC encouraged by Minister's commitment

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:45 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC is encouraged by the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Carmel Sepuloni’s resolve to lift people with disabilities out of poverty. More >>





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