When your child is diagnosed with a disability you may feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of information, or the words your doctor or specialist uses may be confusing.
Visit the website of CCS Disability Action for an overview of how to work with health professionals, with links to resources to help you and your family.
These include the CCS library, which has great information you can access online, or you can phone 0800 227 200 to speak to a librarian. Our link will also connect you to contact details for your local branch of CCS Disability Action.
Areas of advice at the website include The Early Years, Starting School, Leaving School, Becoming An Adult, Becoming A Parent, and Getting Older.
The advocacy and rights section of the site provides information about disability law and rights, and rights in education.
Don't forget to check out the mobility parking permit scheme, which makes getting around local communities easier for more than 100,000 New Zealanders! You can apply for a permit online, and notify the scheme about your change of address.
CCS Disability Action exists to provide support and strengthen communities so people with disabilities are included in the life of the family and in their community. If you can't find what you are looking for or just need some support, call CCS's free Helpline, 0800 227 2255.