Dec 3rd 2016

BRAND NEW! Disability Information Video Resources for Chinese and Korean Communities

On 16 November, Disability Connect hosted the launch of the new Video Resources to help parents navigate the disability sector. This resource production is the outcome of collaboration between Disability Connect, the Korean Community Wellness Society, Waitemata DHB Child Development Service and the Northern Regional Alliance.

The videos are produced with English subtitles, Korean subtitles and Simplified Chinese subtitles. The series of video clips are based on Disability Connect’s immensely popular Disability Support Guide with additional information about Special Education.

The series of short video clips explain the New Zealand disability sector and the supports families may be eligible for. It also explains the roles of the various ministries and organisations involved in the disability sector including Ministries of Health, Education, Social Development, Work & Income, CYFs (now Social Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, MVCOT) and Non-Government Organisations.

The video topics include:

  • The Policy/legislative environment in NZ

    • United Nations Convention on Rights of Children

    • United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with a Disability

    • NZ Disability Strategy

  • Ministry of Health Funded Supports

    • The types of supports available

    • Access to supports via Needs Assessment Service Coordination agencies

  • Child Development Teams in Auckland Region DHBs

  • Ministry of Education Supports

    • Right of enrolment at local mainstream school

    • Access to Special Education (including special schools, section 9, etc)

    • Funding for Special Education (including ORS, SEG grant, etc)

    • Transition from ECE into school

    • Transition from school to community in adulthood

  • Work and Income Supports in Disability

    • Types of supports available

    • Eligibility

  • Child, Youth and Family processes (including Strengthening Families process)

  • ACC information

  • Non-Government organisations in the disability sector (their role, etc)

The video resources can be viewed via the Disability Connect website.

BRAND NEW! Disability Information Video Resources for Chinese and Korean Communities