Karleigh Jones has been bullied, stared at, and made to feel "weird", but walking in events throughout New Zealand makes her feel "equal". The 25-year-old Gate Pa woman lives with autism, suffers constant tremors and has keratoconus - a … [Read more...] about Tauranga woman with autism competes in Cigna Round the Bays- Go Karleigh!!!
A five day Practicum for learning more about Social Role Valorization Avalon and SILC are excited to be co-hosting PASSING, a 5 day in depth SRV workshop in March 2018. The next step from the popular 'Towards a Better Life' … [Read more...] about PASSING 5th – 9th March 2018
Christmas is fast approaching with only three weeks until Avalon closes for the Christmas and New Year break. This past month has provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the previous year through our Client Review Meetings, Client Success … [Read more...] about End of the year news
Avalon again achieved a surplus in the 2016/2017 financial year leaving the organisation in a fiscally sustainable and viable position. You can download the PDFs here for both Avalon Bay Of Plenty Incorporated and Avalon Aotearoa Charitable Trust … [Read more...] about 2016/2017 Annual Reports for Avalon
“From rhetoric to reality - real implementation” Brought to you by NZDSN and the national EGL Leadership group This one day workshop, open to families and providers, is a major opportunity to engage with EGL … [Read more...] about Enabling Good Lives Workshop
We've got some great news to share with you, but first, have you heard about TEDxTauranga? Have you ever watched a TED Talk from TED.com? They are between 5 minutes and 18 minutes long, and every week day a new one is put online. They are free … [Read more...] about Free ticket with Pay It Forward TEDxTauranga
Politicians in Wellington have been asked some tough questions about disability issues and support benefits, during a debate in the capital. Despite making up a sizeable chunk of the voting public, those with disabilities say they're being largely … [Read more...] about Disabled ignored by politicians in campaign – IHC
Disabled people say they're being forced to choose between food and doctor appointments, because they don't have enough support. IHC hosted an election forum in Wellington today to bring attention to the issues facing disabled people. Audience … [Read more...] about Disabled people forced to choose between food and health, forum told