One in Five
Call for fresh approach to learning support10/03/15
Parents, educators, academics and students have been giving parliamentarians a report card on the support available to children with austism, dyelxia and dyspraxia. Many say there are significant barriers to children reaching their potential and that...
A glimpse into the world of conductive education
This week on One in Five: a glimpse into the world of Conductive Education.The holistic therapy was designed in Hungary in the 1950s for children with motor disorders such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy. The philosophy then became popular in the...
Sparkplugs for the Spirit
Kylee Black knows what it's like to be isolated because of a chronic illness, so she set up Spirit Sparkplugs.
Edith Morris contracted polio in the 1940's when she was 6 months old. Now, like 60% of people who have been affected by polio, Edith has Post-Polio Syndrome.
Tania Humphreys: A Tale of Tourette's
An insight into the world of Tourette's Syndrome. Canterbury woman, Tania Humphreys hits, kicks and sometimes throws things. And she has a wide range of verbal exclamations. But these are involuntary sounds and movements, or tics, that are part of a...
The right note
Five years ago, 21-year-old Georgia Steel hadn't picked up a viola. Now she's playing it in the National Youth Orchestra.
Barney should be knighted
A mother shares the ups and downs of living with autism.
Action and Adrenaline
One in Five is courtside to watch Canterbury's powerchair football team in action. The squad has been working its way up the Trans-Tasman rankings and will face Australia again in October. But, as Katy Gosset finds, for many players with disabilities,...
The Big Birthday Bash - CCS Disability Action turns 80
CCS Disability action is taking the party to the people. This year it is holding 17th birthday celebrations across the country to mark the 80th anniversary of the organisation.
The impact of social bonds on mental health services
Mike Gourley presents a range of perspectives on the impact of social bonds on mental health employment services.
Help them Blossom - Unlocking Potential in Autistic...
Emma Goodall is on a crusade to change the world one teacher at a time. She is an education consultant and university lecturer with a special interest in autism. Emma is on the spectrum herself and has just written a book with simple tips for teaching...
Accessing an education
Katy Gosset heads south to Studentville - Otago University. Some scarfies may get a bad rap for partying but many others are just grateful for the chance to pursue an education - in some cases with a bit of help. Each year some 800 students use the...
Auckland author Ann Andrews is a grandmother with Parkinson's. Her latest book is a children's picture book called Grandma's Brain. It aims to tell children in a simple way, what they need to know about Parkinson's. Ann, who has also written a book...
Disability Advisor Roles to Disappear?
There are fears the voices of people living with a disability in Auckland will no longer be heard if the city council goes ahead with a proposal to dis-establish its two disability advisor roles. The roles are being reviewed, along with many others,...
Dining with Signing
New Zealand sign language is our third official language, and of the 190 languages spoken in New Zealand it's the 12th most frequently used. But while we might try to say "Un rosso vino per favore" in an Italian restaurant or "Un rouge vin s'il vous...
Seven years ago, a group of parents, concerned that there were no quality services for their multi-impaired children post-schooling, got together to set up their own service, with the purpose of supporting their sons and daughters to participate...
A hell of a good time
Bridget Chamberlain has been taking part in a training programme run by Hell Pizza and IHC. The placement gives young people with intellectual disabilities the chance to gain practical skills and to experience a workplace environment. Katy Gosset...
One In Five for 28 June 2015
Yaniv Janson started painting just 8 years ago. Seven months later he was a finalist in the prestigious Wallace Art Awards. And the awards have just kept on coming. The 23 year old, who lives in Hamilton, has now exhibited his work around the globe....
A Trans-Tasman clash comes to Christchurch as the New Zealand and Australian deaf rugby teams fight it out. Katy Gosset is on the sidelines for the hotly contested Cochlear Cup match.
Get in Behind – a Shepherd’s Tale
Anita Kendrick is a shepherd on an 1800 hectare North Island station. In her spare time she trains working dogs and breeds border collies. Anita also has a broken back. The farm bike she was riding landed on top of her in October 2011. She was 18. It...
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