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Out and about at the Transition Expo!

Chris and Kim were busy mingling at the Transition Expo earlier this week, hosted by Disability Connect and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). There was a good selection of leisure, recreation, sports and information providers. All dedicated to young people with a disability who are ORS (Ongoing Resourcing Scheme) funded. Along with the different providers Disability Connect had a seminar running on Transitioning covering post school options, using Individualised Funding and Carer Support Subsidy, options for living arrangements and Work & Income Supports.

It was fantastic to see entertainment happening during the Expo with Mixed Abilities Rugby, Touch Compass, drumming with Chewy from PHAB and Circability.

We were excited to see the COGY in action too - a wheelchair bike - great for rehabilitation! We have had recent interest in this through our popular Equipment & Activity Grant funding. A great bike to improve fitness, working on bilateral co-ordination and muscle strengthening.


Fun & Games during the July School Holidays!

The school holiday activities were very well received by all who attended in July. Buzzy the Clown was a definite hit - the numbers turning up were fantastic & Buzzy made sure everyone went home with a balloon creation. Parafed Auckland did an awesome job and hosted their activity brilliantly. Art Adventure was as popular as ever with some great tee-shirt designs coming from the children. Drumming in the Chapel (a new activity) had everyone finding their rhythm. The location for this was perfect! Little Cooks worked their usual culinary magic for all who turned up. And Music Therapy continued to provide well for their group therapy sessions.

Our Manukau location had smaller numbers but for those who attended they thoroughly enjoyed Buzzy the Clown and Mapura Art Therapy. We are hoping to extend to another day next school holidays & hopefully look at putting something into West Auckland.

Athletics - Parafed

Athletics - Parafed

Athletics - Parafed

Buzzy the Clown

Buzzy the Clown

Buzzy the Clown


 


Z Lakeside 'Good in the Hood' Campaign

Our Trust Administrator Chris Jones, went along to receive a cheque for $1402.30 from 'Z Lakeside' for their 'Z' Good in the Hood' Campaign that took place in the month of May. Thank you to all those who voted for us to assist in funding school holiday activities for children with physical disabilities.