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Thirty members of various disability groups lobbied Auckland Council’s governing body on Wednesday 26 th of August, to protest the council’s decision to axe the jobs of the region's disability advisers. As reported in the New Zealand Herald last week “The council's Empowered Communities plan will cut community development and safety staff from 101 to 78 fulltime-equivalents to cut costs by $1.6 million this year and $2 million a year in future years.
To help us with our strategic planning process the CP Society is seeking feedback from membership on its programmes, website and REVIEW publication. It also seeks feedback on such things as events, the grant process, the Society’s coffee meetings and Steptember, the current CP fundraiser. In addition the survey asks for ideas on new programmes and fundraiser projects. Click Here to download the survey. (Word Document)
World CP Day is an international collaboration to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and the many research efforts that aim to improve quality of life for individuals and their families. This year, on October 6 th, we will be joining this community that stretches across the globe. The society will keep you updated as different initiatives are launched.
An excellent way to combat the mid winter blues is to focus on a summer orientated activity and there is no better way to spend a kiwi summers day, then to go sailing on the harbour.
Sailability is now established in many North Island centre’s and has programmes and training sessions throughout the year.
StarJam offers free Singing, Dancing, and Drumming workshops for young people (6-25 year olds) with disabilities in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. The Auckland branch has spaces available in various workshops now! Their workshops are a great place to have fun, make new friends and experience the belief that anything is possible!
In this August issue we learned all about the Steptember CP fundraiser. Also there is an interesting article about Red’s settling into family life on page 8. …… as well other interesting stories from our members.
Click Here: to read and download the August 2015 issue of the Review.
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