Calendar

Oct
23
Wed
Renew Connect & Reflect workshop (Gisborne)
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parent to Parent’s Renew, Connect & Reflect workshop will help you and other families caring for a child with a disability, significant health issue or extra needs on their parenting journey, providing renewed energy, new connections and new ideas.

Workshop topics include:

  • Growing your support networks
  • Building a resilient family
  • Coping with stress
  • Understanding the effect of grief

It is a great opportunity to reflect on how far you have come and connect with other parents in your area.

Workshop fee: $15.00.
Details on how to pay is provided upon registration. Grants are available to cover this cost on request.

Refreshments are provided.

For more information please contact Christina on 0508 236 236 or email christinas@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

Many thanks to the Common Good Foundation for supporting this event.

 

Champion Your Needs workshop (Rotorua)
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs

Our Champion Your Needs workshop has been split over two days! We invite parents and full time caregivers who have children with a disability or health impairment who would like to learn more about being a disability champion.

Learn how to plan for, raise issues at and negotiate during meetings. The course covers active listening and questioning skills, negotiating, planning, and challenging assumptions.

Join us on the 14th of October 9.30am-2.30pm and then again at the same time and same place on the 23rd of October.

Workshop and refreshments are provided at no cost thanks to funding from Care Matters.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Breanna on 0508 236 236 or email centrallakes@parent2parent.org.nz

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Parent & whānau Coffee Group (South Auckland)
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment.

Come have a complimentary coffee on us and meet other parents of children with different abilities in a relaxed and informal environment. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.

All welcome.

If you have any questions please contact Ramona by email at ramonad@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4011 8710

 

Oct
24
Thu
Coffee Group (Upper Hutt)
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment and provides a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every 4th Thursday of the month excluding school holidays. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

Oct
25
Fri
Navigating the System (Waikato) – FULL
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Need some clarity about supports in the disability sector? Our Navigating the System seminar can help.

Hear from several representatives of local services talk about the services they provide and how they can be of assistance to you and your family.

  • Billie Dell – Community Liaison, Community Law 
    Talking about the services of community law and what area of the law they can help with
  • Rachel Schnauer (and Social Worker) – Developmental ASD Services Coordinator, Child Development Centre 
    Talking about her role as Developmental ASD services Coordinator and how families can access services for support around ASD
  • Helen Smith – Parent to Parent Waikato Regional Coordinator
    Talking about Parent to Parent/ Altogether Autism What we do/ how to get involved   and how we work by the principals of Enabling Good Lives
  • Erin Stewart – Health and Disability Advocate, Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service
    Talking about The Code of Rights and the Advocacy Service
  • Paul Mitchell – Manager Learning Support, Ministry of Education Waikato
    Speaking about the new Learning Support Delivery Model
  • Vicky Sing – Health & Disability Ministry of Social Development
    Talking about Work and Income what families may be entitled to.

A couple more speakers to be confirmed.

This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters.
Refreshments provided.

If you have any queries please contact Helen Smith on 0204 164 1133 or email waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED – THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL.

Coffee Group (Papamoa)
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment.
Come have a complimentary coffee on us and meet other parents of children with different abilities in a relaxed and informal environment. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
If you have any questions contact Jane on 027 808 3945 or email cbop@parent2parent.org.nz

Autism Coffee Group (Kerikeri)
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Oct 27 @ 2:15 pm

This coffee group is for parents of autistic children of any age. It’s a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own sharing the same experiences. Have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.

All welcome.

Meet ups are the last Friday of every month.. If you have any questions contact Don on 027 808 3942 or email northland@parent2parent.org.nz

Coffee Group (Kaitaia)
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of children with a disability and/or health impairment. It’s a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own sharing the same experiences. Have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.

All welcome.

Meet ups are the first Friday of every month.. If you have any questions contact Don on 027 808 3942 or email northland@parent2parent.org.nz

Auckland SibCamp – FULL
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm

SibCamp is a wonderful opportunity for kids who have a brother or sister with a disability or health issue to have a fun weekend away.

This SibCamp is now full.

Siblings will learn strategies, share experiences, enjoy outdoor activities and make friends with other kids in similar situations.
There is a great need for SibCamps and our waiting lists can get very long. To avoid anyone missing out, we require a $25 contribution when your place on camp has been confirmed. This is to ensure all available spaces are filled and secured.

Siblings should be aged 8-18 at the time of camp and must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.
If you would like to discuss anything please phone 0508 236 236 or contact Elaine at auckland@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

This SibCamp is made possible thanks to funding from Foundation North.

Evening Coffee Group (Dunedin)
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that with a disability or health impairment.
Come have a complimentary coffee on us and meet other parents of children with different abilities in a relaxed and informal environment. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meetings are every last Friday of the month.
If you have any queries please contact Sheryl Davies on 0508 236 236 or email otago@parent2parent.org.nz

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