Disabled Persons Assembly
DPA New Zealand is a Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) that includes all disability groups.
What we do:
To ensure your voice is heard, and to advance your aspirations, we work with and help you work with:
- your local community
- the general public
- the media, and
- disability service providers.
Important information about us:
- We work in collaboration with others to achieve inclusion for all New Zealanders. DPA is all about advocacy.
- Your impairment could be physical or sensory, you may have a learning disability or experience of mental illness or your disability could be neurological, health or age-related.
- We project an active, independent voice that reflects your aspirations, your concerns and your rights.
- Every disabled person is listened to, as are all organisations within our disability community.
- DPA has a system of membership at a local and national structure.
- DPA members are scattered throughout the country.
- Most are affiliated to regional groups called regional assemblies and include people with disabilities and others such as family, Disabled People's Organisations (DPO’s) and disability service providers.