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IHC launches app to help young people manage money
Media release
December 6, 2022
Stand Tall, a new app to help people with intellectual disabilities learn how to manage money and live independently, is being launched on Thursday 8 December.
IHC welcomes announcement of new plan for disabled learners
Media release
November 17, 2022
IHC is encouraged by the government’s announcement today that it will develop a new funding and support system for disabled learners.
IHC welcomes ERO proposal to give disabled students a fair chance at school
Media release
September 28, 2022
ERO report confirms the problems identified in IHC’s legal action against the Crown about the disadvantage and discrimination experienced by disabled students.
'Fearless' photographers in new community exhibition
Media release
September 28, 2022
Finalists from new "Capture the Moment" photography competition for people with an intellectual disability on display in Hastings exhibition.
Disabled students 5,000+ times more likely to be restrained in residential specialist schools
Media release
September 13, 2022
IHC is urging the government to mandate the end of physical restraint in schools.
IHC looks to Ministry of Education to step up for disabled students at Royal Commission
Media release
August 17, 2022
IHC looks to the Ministry of Education to step up for disabled students at tomorrow’s Royal Commission of Enquiry to abuse in State Care.
Make it fair or meet us in court
Media release
July 15, 2022
IHC’s 2022 Inclusive Education Survey paints an incredibly grim picture for disabled students in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
The education system is set to fail quarter of new students
Media release
July 7, 2022
IHC says a report out today showing a quarter of all preschool children have developmental difficulties shows the broken education system must be fixed today.
IHC: Flawed system funding community programmes for disabled adults must go
Media release
July 1, 2022
IHC New Zealand is once again calling on the Government to overhaul an outdated system that determines what community programmes disabled adults have access to based on flawed assessments they were given as children.
IHC says Oranga Tamariki Bill puts children at risk
Media release
June 23, 2022
IHC says the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People's Commission Bill undermines the protection of children, particularly intellectually disabled and Māori children.