Waikato

Parent to Parent Waikato covers the area from Taumarunui in the south, to Pokeno in the north and east to Waihi and the Coromandel Peninsula

 

Coordinator: Carol Maynard

Phone: 07 848 1362   Mobile: 027 808 3944

Office Hours: Monday 9am – 3pm, Tuesday 9am – 5pm, Weds 9am – 12.30pm, Thursday 8am – 5pm

Email: waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

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Jul
24
Tue
Individualised Education Plan Seminar
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As a parent or caregiver of a student with special education needs you have a very important role in your child’s education.

You know your child better than anybody else. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards agreed goals, and respond to challenges that will help them develop their potential in all areas of learning.

The IEP workshop is about knowing what your child is entitled to, and how you can ensure the best outcome for your child.

To help fund this workshop we are asking for a koha of $6 which can be paid on the night.

For families raising children with disabilities or health impairments.

Click here to register

If you have any queries please contact Laura on 03 365 4349 or email gtrcanterbury@parent2parent.org.nz

Jul
28
Sat
Central Lakes Champion Your Needs Workshop
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs

Be a strong advocate for you and your child and grab the opportunity to join our 650+ amazing team of volunteers.

A two-day course for 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.

This course and refreshments are provided at no cost thanks to funding from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust and Care Matters.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Breanna on 03 346 3231 or email centrallakes@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

Aug
4
Sat
Manawatu Champion Your Needs Workshop
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – Aug 5 @ 4:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs

Be a strong advocate for you and your child and grab the opportunity to join our 650+ amazing team of volunteers.

A two-day course for 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.

You will be offered the chance to become a support parent, where you can be a listening ear and share your experience and knowledge to families new to the world of disability.

This course and refreshments are provided at no cost.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact MaryAnn on 03 314 3179 or email southland@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

Aug
12
Sun
South Auckland SibShop
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is an amazing opportunity for kids who have a brother or sister with a disability or health impairment to have a fun and interactive day where the focus is completely on them. Siblings are offered the chance to share stories, learn strategies, understand the unique relationship they have with their brother or sister and make friends with others in similar circumstances.

The SibShop is followed by an hour long fun and creative session of kids yoga, so come dressed in or bring comfortable clothes. Mats are provided.

The SibShop and lunch is provided at no cost thanks to funding by Care Matters and IHC Counties Area Association.

Click here to register

 

 

 

Coffee Groups

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Hamilton

Does your child/teenager/young adult have a disability, special need or health impairment?  Would you like to meet other parents? Share experiences? Access information? Get support and meet new friends?  Then come and have a free coffee with us at the Jukebox Diner!

Venue:  Jukebox Diner, 11 Railside Avenue, Dinsdale, Hamilton

Meet-ups are every 6-8 weeks – please contact Carol for details on upcoming dates.

Thames

One of our Thames Support Parents, Jo Oliver-Clarke, will be hosting this coffee group when I am unable to attend.  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 and network.  So come and join Jo and have a complimentary coffee on us!.

Venue: Cafe Melbourne, 715 Pollen Street, Thames.

Meet ups are every 8 weeks. Contact Carol for upcoming dates.

Cambridge

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 and network. Hosted in collaboration with Pamela from CCS Disability Action where we alternately host the meetings.
Venue: Columbus Café at Mitre 10 Mega, 1 Oliver St, Cambridge

Meet ups are every 8 weeks. 

Chinese Support Group

A chance for Chinese parents who have a child of any age with a disability or health impairment to meet and connect with other parents from their community. Hosted in collaboration with Hoi from CCS Disability Action where we alternatively host the meetings.

Venue: CCS Disability Action Meeting Room, Claudelands Road, Hamilton

Meet ups are every month. 

A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Waikato branch with donations and grants in 2016/17

  • Norah Howell
  • Len Reynolds Trust
  • DV Byrant Trust
  • Southern Trust
  • Lotteries
  • HCC Small Community Grants
  • Trust Waikato
  • Wel Energy
  • Tidd Foundation
  • COGs Hamilton City
  • COGs Waikato West
  • COGs South Waikato
  • Waikato WDFF Karamu Trust
  • Harcourts Foundation
  • WEL Energy
  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
  • Dragon Community Trust
  • Achieving Change for Childrent CT
  • Lion Foundation
  • Trust Waikato
  • Gallagher Trust
  • DV Bryant Trust