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This month: Toileting book, anxiety and youth and safe squares
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eNews - September 2019




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Hi Mandy,

In our eNews this month...

Northland High School student creates a visual toileting book for her autistic brother who also has an intellectual disability. 

We look at adolescents suffering from anxiety; the signs and triggers, coping strategies and services available.

Parent to Parent podcast hosts Louise and David chat with the Vice President of New Zealand Powerchair Football discussing the benefits of physical activity.

SafeSquares makes a return at all Bunnings stores nationwide in November!

And more... 


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What's triggering anxiety in our youth?

According to Ministry of Health (2018) the number of adolescents suffering from anxiety over the past decade has risen significantly and it is evident that we need to take a preventative approach as it can significantly affect their social and academic functioning and can lead into depression. 

The signs of anxiety are...




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Dates for the diary




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Save the date!

It's coming back! Every Bunnings store across New Zealand will be hosting a SafeSquares event on Saturday, November 30th, 2019. Families can paint a free SafeSquares paver, take it home and put in a safe place on your home property where kids are visible to moving and reversing vehicles. 

Mark it in your diary ??? ???







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What's happening in the regions?

Parent to Parent coffee groups, family workshops, sibling support programmes, family days and much more are offered in our regions. See what's happening in your area and get in touch if you would like to attend any of our events.

Northland  |  Auckland  |  Waikato
Coastal Bay of Plenty  |  Central Lakes
Hawke's Bay  |  Manawatu  |  Wellington

Nelson  |  Greater Canterbury
Otago  |  Southland






Links and Likes


Powerchair football and parenting


David and Louise chat to Peter van Vroonhoven, VP of New Zealand Powerchair Football, about Powerchair football and how sports can be of enormous mental and physical benefit to children and young people with disabilities or health impairments






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Disability community conversations


Disability Support Services wants to talk with you about supports and services, and how well they work for you and your family. Meet new Deputy Director-General, Adri Isbister, and hear about her vision for DSS. 






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Who Cares Stare


Meet really cool Kiwi kids living with disabilities and super fun presenter Shakti Krishnan who also has a disability in this fun and informative series. Now available to watch on Heihei.






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One more thing



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Sister creates toileting book to help her autistic brother ??

Northland high school student Mya Kereopa saw a need for high-quality learning resources and was inspired by her little brother Zane, who has autism and an intellectual disability, to help him in areas that he struggles.


The outcome is a beautifully illustrated book called I Go To The Toilet created with business partner Kahn Tangihaere-Brom. Together they have started a business called Neurodiversity Learning Resources through their Young Enterprise class at school. 

How did they do it?








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