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Increasing Class Sizes May Disadvantage Disabled Students

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 9:42 pm | New Zealand CCS

5 Jun 2012 Increasing Class Sizes May Disadvantage Disabled Students One of New Zealand’s leading disability organisations, CCS Disability Action, today warned proposed increases in class sizes will disadvantage disabled students. The changes ... More >>

Choice In Education For Disabled Children

Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 6:40 pm | New Zealand CCS

Finding suitable schooling for disabled children in New Zealand is not a level playing field for parents, according to new research from CCS Disability Action. More >>

New CEO for CCS Disability Action

Sunday, 7 August 2011, 10:24 am | New Zealand CCS

The Board of CCS Disability Action is very pleased to announce the appointment of David Matthews as CEO of CCS Disability Action. David was Regional Manager for the Upper South Region and Deputy Chief Executive leading up to this appointment. He ... More >>

Government funding for special schools alarming

Friday, 6 May 2011, 7:17 pm | New Zealand CCS

6 May 2011 Government has a missed a key opportunity with a $22.8 million funding announcement this week for the ‘Success For All – Every School, Every Child’ initiative (the response to the Special Education Review in 2010). More >>

CCS Disability Action Congratulates Parliament

Thursday, 4 September 2008, 2:09 pm | New Zealand CCS

CCS Disability Action congratulates Parliament on its swift and unanimous passing of the Disability (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Bill and the Human Rights Amendment Bill (No.2) More >>

Child PovertyAffects the Most Vulnerable

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 1:56 pm | New Zealand CCS

CCS Disability Action welcomes the release today of the report from the Children’s Commissioner “A Fair Go for all Children - Actions to Address Child Poverty in New Zealand.” More >>

CCS Urges Government To Support Families

Sunday, 29 June 2008, 11:09 am | New Zealand CCS

CCS Disability Action kicks off their Awareness Week today. They will be urging the Government to provide the early support that all disabled children and their families need. More >>

Exhibition tells the real story of disability

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 1:26 pm | New Zealand CCS

A multimedia exhibition that is out to change New Zealanders’ attitudes towards disability opens in Dunedin next month. More >>

Chosen home life a basic right for disabled people

Monday, 2 July 2007, 1:36 pm | New Zealand CCS

Disability support and advocacy group CCS, now CCS Disability Action, is using its awareness week to celebrate the success of disabled people living independently and draw attention to the fact that many disabled people do not live the home life they ... More >>

CCS Launch Disability Action

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 3:09 pm | New Zealand CCS

Disability support and advocacy group CCS, now CCS Disability Action, launched its new brand today at a breakfast at the Banquet Hall in Parliament, to coincide with next weeks awareness week theme of 'Home Life of Your Choice'. More >>

CCS backs up findings of CHRANZ housing report

Tuesday, 22 May 2007, 5:28 pm | New Zealand CCS

CCS believes New Zealand housing does not meet the needs of disabled people or our ageing population and designers and builders need to act now, reinforcing the messages in the recently released Centre for Housing Research report. More >>

Families of disabled people need more support

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 1:23 pm | New Zealand CCS

Today is UN International Day of the Family and the theme is People with Disabilities and their Families. With this and the passing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities last month, the recognition of disabled people around ... More >>

Government promises fall short for Disabled People

Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 12:33 am | New Zealand CCS

The gap between the promise of the Government’s Disability Strategy and the reality of the lack of support in disabled peoples’ lives is widening, according to CCS. Today the Social Services Select Committee begins hearing oral submissions into the ... More >>

Disabled New Zealanders Inspire Youth

Monday, 2 April 2007, 11:55 am | New Zealand CCS

‘My Story’, a festival launching 28 multimedia presentations made by Year 7/8 children, is part of the ‘Our Stories’ project, supported by CCS and the Lion Foundation. More >>

Important Step for Disabled Workers

Thursday, 22 March 2007, 10:01 am | New Zealand CCS

Parliament passed the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (Repeal and Related Matters) (DPEP Repel) Bill today. CCS advocated strongly for this Bill and believes it is an important step toward social inclusion for disabled people. More >>

CCS library goes online

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 11:14 am | New Zealand CCS

CCS has launched its unique collection of disability information on a new online library catalogue. More >>

Equality Vital for Workers say CCS

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 4:01 pm | New Zealand CCS

CCS believe that all people working in New Zealand should be paid a fair days pay for a fair days work and the repeal of the Disabled Persons’ Employment Promotion (DPEP) Act is an important step to ensuring full inclusion for disabled people in ... More >>

CCS Welcomes More Accessible Public Transport

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 2:53 pm | New Zealand CCS

CCS appreciates the government are improving public transport for disabled people although has concerns about Regional Councils’ future responsiveness and the use of the Human Rights Commission’s “Accessible Journey” report. More >>

15 Years of Independence Games

Friday, 23 February 2007, 2:39 pm | New Zealand CCS

The Independence Games, a two day sporting event for young disabled people aged 8-17, can continue thanks to the on-going support of Reuters and Lion Foundation. More >>

CCS Celebrates UN Convention

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 2:43 pm | New Zealand CCS

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a treaty on the rights of disabled people. More >>