YES Disability Resource Centre News: with Sonia Thursby (CEO)
Report on Invisible Disabilities
Sonia Thursby (in yellow) with Disibility Issues Minister The Hon Nicky Wagner (centre) in parliament at the launch of the report on Invisable Disabilities.
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Report on Invisible Disabilities
State of the Sector Report, our latest and most significant piece of work

A State of the Sector Report – A youth perspective on Invisible Disabilities – Launched in Parliament by Disibility Issues Minister The Hon. Nicky Wagner, is our latest and most significant piece of work.

We are so proud to be part of the first significant New Zealand-only research paper for the invisible disabilities sector. This paper is a direct reflection of what is it like for young people and their families to live with an invisible disability in New Zealand. They’ve also given us some amazing feedback on how the system needs to change so they can reach their full potential.

Here at YES we are leading and supporting collaboration of providers who are committed to making the change to support the people they represent. We need New Zealand to embrace the changes across society so everyone can make the contribution they want to, regardless of impairment.

The recommendations contained in the report are directly related to the aspirations of our young people captured in stories – so everyone can understand their reality. We hope this report ensures the generosity in sharing their realities mean positive change for future generations.”

The young people shared their stories to make a difference for other.

If you would like a copy of the report or to be a part of this massive making a difference project, please contact us:

By Sonia Thursby

Channel Magazine: Issue 79 August 2017