Information articles

October 1, 2019
Sad teen boy sitting at the beach looking at sunset

Health Spotlight: Depression

What is it?  Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. It isn’t the same as depression caused by a loss, such […]
October 1, 2019
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Why is Sibling Support important?

By JULIE PEAKE, B.Soc.Sci (Hons – Psychology & Sociology), Dip Social Work, PG Dip SS Supervision. Registered Social Worker.    When a child in a family has a disability and/or […]
September 1, 2019
Adolescents and anxiety article by the support and information team

Adolescents and Anxiety

By Alicia King, Information Officer  Rise of adolescents suffering from anxiety  According to Ministry of Health (2018) the number of adolescents suffering from anxiety over the […]
August 15, 2019
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Adult Autism Diagnosis

By Louise Ratcliffe BSc(hons) Information Officer for Parent to Parent Inc  What?  The process of diagnosing Autism in a person over the age of 18 is […]
June 28, 2019

Parenting and puberty – how to navigate “The Agony and Ecstasy Years” with a special-needs child

By Louise Ratcliffe BSc(Hons) – Information Officer for Parent to Parent Inc Puberty can be a challenging and tumultuous time not just for kids, but also […]
May 16, 2019

Picky eating

Picky eating.  Every parent will have a story to tell when it comes to children and food.  If your child’s eating is causing ongoing distress, trust your […]
April 5, 2019

Accessing the NASC

Disability support services to assist you to reach your goals and maximise independence, NASC is the first step for people living with a disability to access government funded […]
March 1, 2019

Enabling Good Lives (EGL) and Mana Whaikaha

By Louise Ratcliffe BSc(hons), Information Officer for Parent to Parent Inc What is EGL? EGL stands for ‘Enabling Good Lives’ which is a concept created in […]
February 1, 2019

Parenting through separation and beyond – children with additional needs

By SUSAN FINDLAY, BTchg When relationships end, it is difficult for all involved to work through the myriad of emotional, financial, legal and day-to-day practicalities and […]
December 4, 2018

Promoting functional home and school relationships

By SUSAN FINDLAY, BTchg Parent to Parent Information OfficerThe intention of this article is to provide ideas for the development of positive relationships between families (whānau/carers) […]
November 8, 2018

What are IEPs?

Compiled by Louise Ratcliffe BSc (hons), Information Officer, Parent to Parent An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the plan that is developed for your child when […]
October 4, 2018

Enduring power of attorney and PPP&R Act

By JULIE PEAKE, B.Soc.Sci (Hons – Psychology & Sociology), Dip Social Work, PG Dip SS Supervision. Registered Social Worker. Parent to Parent/Altogether Autism Researcher Disabled people […]
September 6, 2018

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

By REBECCA ARMSTRONG, MAppPsy Parent to Parent Researcher FASD is an umbrella term for children or adults with a multitude of symptoms and confirmed maternal consumption […]
August 2, 2018

Fact checking

By Louise Ratcliffe BSc (hons), Information Officer, Parent to Parent In this age of instant information, and the ability of anyone to self-publish, it is crucial […]
June 26, 2018

Dyspraxia

Carolyn Jury, BAppSocSci (Counselling) Support and Information Coordinator What is Dyspraxia? May also be known as Developmental Coordination Disorder/DCD Motor coordination is significantly below expected for […]
June 7, 2018

Internet Safety and Young People

Rebecca Armstrong, MAppPsy Researcher, Parent to Parent The majority of people in New Zealand today have access to the internet from anywhere and we are increasingly […]
April 26, 2018

Developmental Delay (DD) – Diagnosis and Prognosis

By SUSAN FINDLAY, BTchg Parent to Parent Information Officer   This article is intended to answer some questions you may have if you are concerned that […]
April 3, 2018

Know your professionals

By CAROLYN JURY (BAppSocSci, Counselling) Support and Information Coordinator When your child is diagnosed with a disability or serious health condition, your world can feel like […]
March 26, 2018

The language of ability

By LOUISE RATCLIFFE BSc (Hons) Parent to Parent Information Officer Language is unique to humans as our method of communication.  It is an astonishing and powerful […]
February 9, 2018

School Transitions

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