Entries by Coen Lammers

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Relive the highlights of our Virtual Conference

Members of the NZDSA are invited to relive the best parts of the Virtual Down Syndrome Conference we hosted in October to celebrate the NZDSA 40th anniversary. During the conference over 700 individuals and households joined one or more of the 22 events and presentations. The 34 speakers hosted a staggering 2748 minutes of webinars, […]

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Families urge to be at the heart of new Ministry for Disability

Families and whānau of people with a disability have expressed relief, hope and opportunity at the announcement of Ministry for Disability last week. “The Family Alliance is delighted that disabled people and whānau will guide the establishment of the Ministry,” says Zandra Vaccarino, speaking on behalf of the Family Alliance. “We welcome that disabled people […]

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Golden Years resource invaluable for families with Down Syndrome

The NZDSA is extremely pleased we can offer our members an invaluable new resource to learn about the needs of the older person with Down syndrome, as well as a follow-up workshop to answer your questions. The digital resource The Golden Years, Ageing and Down syndrome is presented by expert Geraldine Whatnell and discusses how […]

NZDSA honours Dame Patsy as part of 40th anniversary

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) sends a heartfelt message of gratitude to Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy for her support as the Patron of the organisation as it marks the start of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This week  is the start of a month of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the NZDSA, […]

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Conference sessions for people with Down syndrome

When:  Saturday, 9th October 2021 Time:    10am – 11am Where: Zoom Who:    Sir Robert Martin What will he talk about? From Institution to Knighthood   A little more about Sir Robert Martin Sir Robert has spent his life advocating on behalf of disabled people and in particular people with learning disability, both in New […]

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Stunning Virtual Down Syndrome Conference programme announced

You do not want to miss this. Make sure you check out the long list of world-leading presenters, who will cover most key topics that may be important to people with Down Syndrome as part of the NZDSA Virtual Down Syndrome Conference. REGISTER HERE The NZDSA this month will celebrate its 40th anniversary by hosting […]