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Budget Funding An Opportunity To Change The Lives Of Intellectually Disabled New Zealanders

Friday, 31 May 2024, 1:45 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC says the extra $1.1 billion over five years that the government has allocated to Whaikaha in the Budget must be used to make a real difference to the lives of intellectually disabled people. More >>

Charter School Funding Boost Is The Wrong Step

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 6:08 pm | IHC New Zealand

The coalition government’s move to boost funding for charter schools is counterintuitive, says IHC New Zealand. More >>

People With Intellectual Disabilities Shut Out Of Tech Advancements

Monday, 6 May 2024, 5:06 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC says technological advancements can make a huge difference to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities – but only if they have access to the internet. Technology can help improve independence, it can aid problem-solving skills, as well ... More >>

Disabled People Falling Victim To The Work-readiness Trap

Friday, 19 April 2024, 3:46 pm | IHC New Zealand

Research has shown that intellectually disabled people are great employees, and hiring them can result in improvements in profitability, greater cost-effectiveness, lower employee turnover, high rates of employee retention, reliability, punctuality, loyalty ... More >>

IHC Says No To Boot Camps

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 4:11 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC New Zealand says the Government’s introduction of juvenile boot camps for youth offenders will unfairly target young people with intellectual disability. In an announcement today, the Minister for Children Karen Chhour said a “military-style ... More >>

Anguish About The Outdated, Non-responsive And Inadequate Ministry Funding For Disabled Students To Succeed Is Palpable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





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