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Family, Whanau and Disability

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Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Family, Whanau and Disability. This podcast features interviews with parents, professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities in New Zealand. Discussion topics cover a range of subjects related to disability and special needs, such as inclusive education, supporting someone with special needs, and the challenges and triumphs of living with a disability.

Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Family, Whanau and Disability. This podcast features interviews with parents, professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities in New Zealand. Discussion topics cover a range of subjects related to disability and special needs, such as inclusive education, supporting someone with special needs, and the challenges and triumphs of living with a disability.

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Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Family, Whanau and Disability. This podcast features interviews with parents, professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities in New Zealand. Discussion topics cover a range of subjects related to disability and special needs, such as inclusive education, supporting someone with special needs, and the challenges and triumphs of living with a disability.

Language:

English


Episodes

40. The Importance of Beginning Early

10/18/2021
Ursula Christel has 3 sons. In 1998 her middle son was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a rare condition that affects 1:15,000 people. As life got busy, so did Ursula. She co-founded The Angelman Network, a NZ based registered charity that shares up-to-date information about Angelman Syndrome and offers support to families in New Zealand. She attended as many disability related workshops as she could to help support her family and to continue to grow her work with The Angelman...

Duration:00:30:13

39. The Importance of Relationship Building with Whanau and the Wider Community

9/15/2021
Presenters: Jo Hannah Produced by Parent to Parent NZ Guests: Jo Ellis Jo Ellis is a single mum to Harvey, an enthusiastic, inquisitive teenage boy that was born with Cri Du Chat Syndrome. Prior to Harvey being born, Jo had lived overseas but returned to her hometown in New Zealand to set up a new life for her and Harvey not long after he was born. Jo has navigated the world of disabilities with her son for 15 years, and over this time she has purposely built relationships with those...

Duration:00:30:19

38. Mainstream First in Education with Frian Wadia

7/31/2021
Presenters: Jo Hannah Produced by Parent to Parent NZ Guests: Frian Wadia Frian Wadia is a mother of 3 lovely boys 16yrs, 14yrs and 12yrs old, all with varying disabilities and learning needs. Through her experiences within the education and health systems, she has become a passionate advocate for creating systemic change to ensure inclusion and enabling a meaningful dignified life for all individuals with disabilities. She is particularly interested in the creation of a truly inclusive...

Duration:00:38:08

36. Takiwatanga Sanctuary

7/2/2021
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe and David Taylor Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with help from Wintec Music and Performing Arts Guests Steve Brown – ex chef, therapist with expertise in disability and autism Phil Brown – mental health nurse Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of...

Duration:00:30:53

37. CareerMoves, Disability and Employment

7/19/2019
Research: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by: Parent to Parent Support and Information Team Guests Mark Smith Managing Director of CareerMoves Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities. Discussion topics cover a...

Duration:00:15:45

35. Powerchair Football with Peter van Vroonhoven

7/17/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe and David Taylor Produced by Wintec Music and Performing Arts Guests Peter van Vroonhoven Peter’s connection to disability and para-sports is through his son who plays Powerchair Football. He coordinates the sport in the Waikato and is Vice President of New Zealand Powerchair Football’s national body - https://parafedwaikato.co.nz/about-us/board/ Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect,...

Duration:01:02:50

34. Interview with Lorna Sullivan about EGL and Service Providers

6/16/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with help from Wintec Music and Performing Arts Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities. Discussion topics cover a range of subjects...

Duration:00:23:20

33. Budget Special 2019 with Minister Carmel Sepuloni

6/14/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with help from Wintec Music and Performing Arts Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities. Discussion topics cover a range of subjects...

Duration:00:19:26

32. Minimum Wage Exemption for Workers with Disabilities

6/13/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe and David Taylor Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with help from Wintec Music and Performing Arts Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities. Discussion topics cover a...

Duration:00:34:36

31. SafeSquares with Carol Armstrong

6/12/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe and David Taylor Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with help from Wintec Music and Performing Arts Programme Synopsis Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities. Discussion topics cover a...

Duration:00:47:10

30. Future Planning for Families of Children with Special Needs with Tiffany Wilkinson

3/16/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe and David Taylor Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with help from Wintec Music and Performing Arts Guests: Tiffany Wilkinson Tiffany lives in Tauranga and works for Enrich + as a community facilitator, helping people with disabilities integrate into the community. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and a Masters in Disability and Inclusion studies, with experience working in mainstream and special education...

Duration:00:58:33

29. Back to School with Louise and a New Co-host!

3/15/2019
Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with disabilities. Discussion topics cover a range of subjects related to disability and special needs, such as inclusive education, supporting someone with special needs, and the challenges and triumphs of living with...

Duration:00:47:32

28. Back to School 2019 with Barbara Nelson

3/14/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Wintec Music and Performing Arts Guests: Barbara Nelson Director, Kauri Centre Barbara Nelson spent the last 5 years as a Liaison Teacher at Westbridge Residential School. She worked with families in their homes, helping parents to support their children getting back into school. Prior to Westbridge Barbara was Day School Principal at Salisbury Girls in Nelson for 10 years where she and the Deputy Principal...

Duration:00:15:19

27. Christmas Preparation

3/13/2019
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe with Wintec Music and Performing Arts Programme Synopsis Music “Christmas in the Summertime” by The Funky Monkeys Tune in to Parent to Parent's podcast Connect, Inform, Support Connect, Inform, Support features interviews with professionals and specialists on disability-related topics, and is a source of information and resources for families and whānau caring for people with...

Duration:00:27:02

26. Anxiety with Matthew Peppercorn

6/26/2018
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi and Louise Ratcliffe Presenter: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe and Wintec Music and Performing Arts Guests: Matthew Peppercorn TASK Mental Wellness Matthew has worked as a nurse for 25 years in mental health and intellectual disability. He has a IDCCR Act care manager diploma and has completed three post graduate papers. He has been integral into the planning of and restyling of both new and existing services in the care sector. He...

Duration:00:37:33

25. System Transformation and Mana Whaikaha

6/25/2018
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Wintec Music and Performing Arts Department Guests Janine Morrah Janine is Parent to Parent’s Manawatu Regional Coordinator. She is a Palmy local with strong connections to the community through sports and teaching. Janine’s prior work history has included teaching both domestic and international Studends. She has also spent time working as a caregiver in New Zeland and the UK. Lorna Sullivan Lorna is...

Duration:00:18:10

24. Social vs Medical Model of Disability

6/24/2018
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Wintec Music and Performing Arts Department Guests Rebecca Armstrong - Researcher Rebecca is a researcher for Altogether Autism and Parent to Parent. Rebecca researches complex requests and consults with the Professional Expert Group (PEG). She also writes for the Altogether Autism Journal and is involved in the PRISM Professional Development Series. Rebecca completed a masters degree in Applied Psychology...

Duration:00:19:02

23. Ali Beasley (part 2) and Farewell FreeFM

6/23/2018
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi and Carolyn Jury Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe and FreeFM89.0 Guests: Ali Beasley Ali Beasley lives in Nelson with her husband Keith and their two teenage children, George and Emilia. Emilia was diagnosed with autism at the age of seven, which had a profound impact on the whole family. Ali has recently written a book, Emilia’s Colours, which shares the highs and lows of living with a child with a major disability in...

Duration:00:26:13

22. Ali Beasley, ‘Emilias Colours’, Parenting and Family life with a Special Needs Child (part 1)

6/22/2018
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi and Carolyn Jury Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe and FreeFM89.0 Guests: Ali Beasley Ali Beasley lives in Nelson with her husband Keith and their two teenage children, George and Emilia. Emilia was diagnosed with autism at the age of seven, which had a profound impact on the whole family. Ali has recently written a book, Emilia’s Colours, which shares the highs and lows of living with a child with a major disability in...

Duration:00:27:19

21. Parenting: Self-care and Understanding Child Behaviour

6/21/2018
Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi and Carolyn Jury Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe Produced by Louise Ratcliffe and FreeFM89.0 Guests: Rebecca Armstrong MAppPsy, Researcher, Parent to Parent Rebecca researches complex requests and consults with the Professional Expert Group (PEG). She also writes for the Altogether Autism Journal and is involved in the PRISM Professional Development Series. Rebecca completed a masters degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato in 2015....

Duration:00:27:19