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A good start in life: practical guidance

17th November, 2021

This resource is about whānau, community and services working together to ensure children with disabilities get a good start in life.

It was written by parents of disabled children, disabled persons themselves, those working with and as teachers, and Ministry of Health staff.

The practical examples are of value for parents who recently found out they have a disabled child, a time which can be disruptive and stressful. Many supports outside the mainstream school system are highlighted for parents and their children to link with, particularly for children under five.

A good start in life: practical guidance highlights where support can be found and what that means for parents and their children.

The testimonies of where support can be found and what that meant for parents and their children will motivate and inspire. This means disabled children, between from birth to eight years of age will have a good start in life.

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Last updated: 17th November, 2021