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WBoP DST – Next Disability Networking for Inclusion Seminar – Friday 27 June 2014 - READ MORE +

The Trust’s fifth Disability Networking for Inclusion Seminar will take place on Friday 27 June 2014 (this is in place of the original date of 30 May 2014), at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, starting at 10am. If you would like to hold a stand at this Seminar, please contact Gill Gardner. Join us on Facebook

WBoP DST – Disability Networking for Inclusion Seminar 15.11.13 - READ MORE +

The Trust’s fourth Networking for Inclusion Seminar took place on Friday 15 November 2013, with over 70 attendees present from the disability sector. Hon Tony Ryall, Margaret Boyes, Voice Advocacy and Cheryll Thompson, Halberg Trust were our guest speakers. Two families also spoke of their experience using the new LAC system.   Join us on Facebook

Disability Networking for Inclusion Seminar – Friday 15 November 2013, starting at 10am - READ MORE +

The Trust’s fourth Networking for Inclusion Seminar will be taking place on Friday 15 November 2013, starting at 10am, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehm.  For more details please contact Gill Gardner, Coordinator coordinator.wbop.dst@gmail.com   WBoP DST Networking Seminar 15.11.13 Invitation Join us on Facebook

WBoP DST – Networking for Inclusion Seminar – Friday 31 May 2013 starting at 10am - READ MORE +

The Trust’s third Networking for Inclusion Seminar is taking place at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem on Friday 31 May 2013.  We will be covering some of the topics from previous meetings plus workshops. To reserve a place, please contact Gill Gardner – email coordinator.wbop.dst@gmail.com  Networking for Inclusion Invitation 31.5.13 Join us on Facebook

Networking for Inclusion Seminar November 28th 2012 - READ MORE +

The WBoP Disability Support Trust are holding their second ‘Networking for Inclusion’ Seminar at the 17th Avenue Historical Viillage Hall on Wednesday 28 November 2012, starting at 10.15am. Five guest speakers will be reflecting on directions from the syndicate outputs of the Trust’s June 2012 meeting and will include topics on education, the New Model in the Western Bay, TCC Disability Strategy and Information. The meeting will bring together the Trust’s twenty two disability forum member organisations, people with disabilities, Read More +

Equestrian Therapy Helps Emma - READ MORE +

Emma rides at Tauranga RDA. She is very enthusiastic and her progress has been astounding. As parents we bubble with pride at the abilities in riding she has gained. Riding has improved Emma’s capability in following instructions; she is now able to follow more than one instruction at a time, without confusion. Emma was initially dominant and would try to usurp the authority of the leader, but thanks to the great team at RDA she is willing to follow instructions, Read More +

Stewart Rehabilitation Services – Masterchef comes to Tauranga - READ MORE +

There were two teams competing over a 12 week period, the men and women competing against each other. The teams had to learn skills for budgeting, planning shopping and cooking. An outside judge came in each fortnight to judge and score the meals they had cooked. The final was a mystery box, but they were given a recipe to follow. The contestants were quite nervous on the final day but coped extremely well and both team’s scores were very close. Read More +

Headway Brain Injury Assoc – Education Session – Wed 20 June - READ MORE +

Headway Brain Injury – Education Session with Dr Susan Shaw – Wednesday 20 June 2012, 1.00pm – 2.30pm.  Contact Headway to register your place. Join us on Facebook

Epilepsy NZ Information Seminars – first Tuesday in a month - READ MORE +

Epilepsy NZ information seminars are held at Chadwick House, first Tuesday in a month at 10am, bookings required please.  Also a one-off talk by Dr Andrew Chancellor, Neurologist, on 27th July 2012, again in Chadwick House.  The topic is to be SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy).  Please contact Christine Sligo, Field Officer, Epilepsy NZ – Tel: 07 579 6091 or email westernbop@epilepsy.org.nz Join us on Facebook

Stephanie suffered a particularly severe brain injury as a 3 year old from a motor vehicle accident - READ MORE +

My daughter Stephanie, now 23, suffered a particularly severe brain injury as a 3 year old from a motor vehicle accident. She had a long road to regain basic life skills of walking and talking, and unfortunately the damage she sustained limited her ability to become independent and she will need full time support throughout her life. Luckily Stephanie did not lose her sense of humour and zest for life. She participates in special needs netball, loves Riding for the Read More +