Welcome to the online home of the New Zealand Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination Association.

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A brief history of NASCA

1999: The need for a networking group for NASCS was recognised and a meeting held in Wellington.
2000-2001: A decision was made to formalise the group.
A Constitution was developed.
2001 : The group formed as an incorporated society with Tim Slow as first President.
2006: First biennial NASCA conference held in Hamilton.
2008: Second NASCA conference held in Christchurch.
2009: Launch of the NASC National Certificate Disability Support Assessment, Planning, and Coordination (DSPAC)
The Te Arero group, now the Maori caucus of NASCA, was brought under the umbrella of NASCA.

Significant Projects

NASC has been involved in the following projects:

  • Development of the NZ Guideline Groups recommendation for the use of interRAI
  • Development of the Interim NASC ASD Guideline
  • NASC Document Review
  • Review of NASC Standards
  • Establishment of NASC National Reviewer Role
  • Support of the Socrates Programme
  • Establishment of Virtual ASD NASC Team
  • Support of the DSAPC national certificate pilot programme with Careerforce
  • Self Assessment Literature Review and Stocktake
  • Implementation of Funded Family Carers operational policy