Pre-schoolers with autism now have access to the latest research and therapies through a newly established clinic at Victoria University of Wellington.
Passion, success and talent were all on display at the Illuminate Night Market held in Auckland during Youth Week 2019, organised by Recreate NZ.
Three sisters, Donna, Angela and Bronie, are carriers of Fragile X. Between them they have eight children – five of them have been diagnosed with the genetic condition.
Child health nurses are being trained to detect autism in pre-schoolers, using what autism researcher Larah van der Meer says is the most accurate surveillance screening tool in the world.
Sailability Wellington this week launched a boat specially designed for people with disabilities. The big two-person ParAble yacht has two rigs, one for learners and another for competitive sailing.
The makers of new feature film Poppy are close to finding their leading lady.
Wellington actor Jacob Dombroski has added one more achievement to his growing list. He has landed a role on the TV soap Shortland Street.
Sailability Wellington Trust has opened a $250,000 all-tide jetty on Porirua Harbour to provide more days on the water and better facilities for sailors with disabilities.
It took nearly a year to find Bailey, a replacement horse for Richmond Riding for the Disabled, but the big Clydesdale-cross is now getting ready for his first riders.
Christchurch dance company Jolt Dance is holding a two-day workshop In October for teachers interested in using dance, music and movement to engage people with disabilities.