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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Poppy movie selected for prestigious film festival

Writer/director Linda Niccol is delighted to have her feature film Poppy selected for the 28th edition of Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January and regrets that COVID travel restrictions will prevent her from donning her snow-boots and attending in person. Linda joins a range of illustrious Slamdance alumni who had early films […]

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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, […]