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Autistic People Have Untapped Potential in Workplace

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:48 am | Life Unlimited

Friday 28 April 2017 – New Zealand has an untapped resource at the ready to fill gaps in the workforce provided they get the support they need to excel, says the charitable trust charged with providing trusted national autism information and advice. More >>

Gisborne Store is on the move and into the community

Friday, 31 March 2017, 10:01 am | Life Unlimited

31 March 2017 - EXPECT TO SEE M-J Bloem out and about in the Gisborne community more from Monday (April 3) when the Life Unlimited Store moves to 105 Disraeli Street. More >>

Would you hear your smoke alarm?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:21 am | Life Unlimited

If you are changing smoke alarm batteries this weekend for the end of daylight saving and either live with someone or have a hearing impairment yourself, then you might want to consider investing in a better smoke alarm. Smoke alarms are essential for ... More >>

Find help to manage the impact of hearing loss on work life

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:38 pm | Life Unlimited

There are days Nikki Martin’s hearing problems mean she would rather hide than socialise, but the ongoing help she gets from Life Unlimited hearing therapist Anne Greatbatch soon pulls her out of any negative feelings. More >>

New report shines light on economic impact of hearing loss

Monday, 13 February 2017, 1:07 pm | Life Unlimited

Hearing loss is a significant issue facing the New Zealand population with 880,350 people in New Zealand now living with some type of hearing loss. More >>

Want to get mobile and enjoy Wellington public transport?

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 10:02 am | Life Unlimited

31 January 2017 - Using public transport can be a daunting experience for people with disabilities but a “Have a Go Day” at Melling Station in Lower Hutt on Saturday February 11 should go a long way towards making travelling easier. More >>

Supporting Disabled Teens to Succeed at School

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:24 am | Life Unlimited

26 January 2017 – The move to secondary school for young people with disabilities can be challenging, even for those who may have previously thrived at primary school. More >>

Inspiring programme for youth with disabilities to continue

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:16 pm | Life Unlimited

15 December 2016 - Hamilton-based Life Unlimited will run Sport Waikato’s popular Sport Opportunity After School programme from term one next year. More >>

Life Unlimited Welcomes Refreshed Disability Strategy

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:58 pm | Life Unlimited

29 November, 2016 - Life Unlimited chief executive Mark Brown today welcomed the update and refresh to the New Zealand Disability Strategy. More >>

Trust Welcomes Refreshed Disability Strategy

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:08 pm | Life Unlimited

29 November, 2016 - Life Unlimited chief executive Mark Brown today welcomed the update and refresh to the New Zealand Disability Strategy. More >>

Paralympian swimmer faces new challenge

Monday, 28 November 2016, 10:03 am | Life Unlimited

28 November 2016 – Mary Fisher has a key message for anyone with a disability and she draws on her experiences as a world champion Para-Swimmer to illustrate its importance. More >>

Gallagher’s Public Challenge Highlights Hearing Issue

Friday, 18 November 2016, 2:33 pm | Life Unlimited

Martin Gallagher sat in his seat 15 rows back craning to hear what the presenter was saying. She had a voice which she conveyed effectively to the crowded room, the pitch raised and steady and the volume varied in such a way that the people should ... More >>

Mobility scooter safety days

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 3:01 pm | Life Unlimited

The ever increasing number of mobility scooters using Hamilton footpaths has prompted Life Unlimited Stores and the city council to join forces and run four free mobility scooter awareness training days in the city. More >>

Keynote autism conference speaker confirmed

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 11:27 am | Life Unlimited

Rita Jordan, a professor in Autism Studies at Birmingham University, has been confirmed as the first of the keynote speakers for next year’s Altogether Autism conference in Auckland on July 19 and 20. More >>

Checking smoke alarms this daylight savings?

Monday, 19 September 2016, 4:58 pm | Life Unlimited

Smoke alarms are essential for home safety but, for the one in six New Zealanders who live with a hearing loss, there’s a risk that ordinary smoke alarms don’t provide the peace of mind they need. More >>

Depression Common in Adults with Autism

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 12:47 pm | Life Unlimited

15 September, 2016 – More than a quarter of adults with autism are currently experiencing significant symptoms of depression, new research from one of the country’s leading autism experts has found. More >>

Autism conference to share research and experiences

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 10:59 am | Life Unlimited

Leading research and experience relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be shared at the Altogether Autism Conference 2015, in Auckland from 22-23 July, including a Māori parent perspective of living with ASD and how theatre can help ... More >>