The New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC) nationally promote and support the local provision of generic disability information and referral services that are community integrated, needs driven and focused on achieving the aims of the New Zealand Disability Strategy Document. NZ NASCA holds an MOU with NZFDIC.
Weka is New Zealand’s disability information web site, for people with disabilities, their families, whanau and caregivers, health professionals and disability information providers.
Altogether Autism is an information and advisory service for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, whanau and the wider New Zealand community.
The New Zealand Disability Support Network is an association of disability support service providers.
DPA is the collective voice of people with disability in New Zealand based on principles of human rights and equal value of life. DPA is an umbrella organisation representing:
- People with all types of impairments – physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric and neurological, acquired at any stage of life
- The families of people with disability
- Disability advocacy organisations
- Disability service providers
The Privacy Commissioner seeks to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected.
A History of Human Services, Universal Lessons and Future Implications: A lecture by Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger http://www.mnddc.org/wolfensberger/index.html
The Ministry of Health aims to ensure that the health and disability system works for all New Zealanders. As principal advisor to the government on health and disability policy, we lead and support the sector to achieve better health for New Zealanders. The Minister of Health has overall responsibility for the health and disability system.
The Office for Disability Issues is a focal point within government on disability issues. We promote and monitor implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, lead cross-sector policy development, and support the Minister for Disability Issues.
The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to:
- promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services;
- help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services; and
- improve the quality of health care and disability services.
The New Zealand Disability Strategy provides a framework for removing barriers to disabled people’s full participation in society. All government departments have annual strategy implementation plans and progress reports.
The Commission works for a fair, safe and just society, where diversity is valued and human rights are respected.
cbm New Zealand works with the poorest of the poor; people who have the double disadvantage of living in poverty with a disability. cbm New Zealand is an international development organisation, operating in 65 countries, bringing support and assistance to children and adults who live with a wide range of impairments such as intellectual and physical disability, blindness and people who can’t hear. Many of these people have been rejected by their families or live in communities too poor to help them.