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  • Wed 14 Mar ’18, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thu 17 May ’18, 12:00pm – 2:00pm


Disability Connect, 3b Olive Rd, Penrose


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This seminar will be of interest to all families raising a child with a disability, whether in mainstream or special school environments.

Come along and learn about enrolment rights, decision processes around special education, processes around an ORS funding decline, requests to parents for teacher aide funding contributions, requests to parents for funding for student support at extra-curricular camps and activities, stand-downs, use of restraint, and much more.

Who should attend:
The parents of disabled students who are concerned with the support entitlement for their child in New Zealand Schools.

This seminar explores the following topics:
- Section 9 access to Special School, why is this legally required?
- Section 10 appeals to ORS decline
- Stand downs – under what conditions are they fair
- Clarifying responsibility for the student’s safety and welfare during travel between school and home
- Physical aggression and use of restraint
- Issue of school requests for funding contribution from parents (to help pay for teacher aide or resources)
- School camps and extra-curricular activities – requests from the school that parents pay/provide the support person to accompany that student
- Plus a range of other education legal issues

Nan Jensen – Barrister and Solicitor, Quinlaw
Nan has been involved in the disability sector since 1998 in governance, advisory, support parent, advocacy and employee capacities. Two of her four adult children are on the autism spectrum, and she decided to study law after taking a successful arbitration case against the Ministry of Education about ORS funding.

Her law practice with Quinlaw encompasses all aspects of family/private law as well as property and employment. She lives in Te Kowhai near Hamilton and works with clients all over the country thanks to the wonders of technology.

Disability Connect now charges $50 including GST for each professional (working in the disability sector) attending our seminars. This can be paid by cash, cheque (made out to our full organisation name Parent and Family Resource Centre Inc.) or direct debit.

We do not accept credit card or Eftpos payments. We are happy to send an invoice at time of booking of a professional and payment is required prior to attendance. Refunds will only be given if you cancel and this must be made at least 24 hours prior to the seminar. Please phone to cancel. There is no charge for parents or family members attending.

RSVP is essential: 09 636 0351 or admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz

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