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    lmsee is offline Junior Member
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    Hi it's early days - still trying to dot the i's and cross the t's!

    My main concern about the move relates to my daughter; she's 18 and has 'special needs'. Together with learning difficulties (though she has come along in leaps and bounds) she has visual problems and also finds it difficult to socialise. I really need advice on how special needs is viewed in NZ - she would eventually like to work with young children.

    Any help/advice would really be appreciated.

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    Hi lmsee,

    I don't think it will be much of an issue. My experiences only relate to volunteering stuff though, not the general public. But from my impressions things should be fine....and I highly doubt she'd get harassed.

    It seems there are support networks out there. I've done some volunteering (in Welly) with Sailability, where we help those with disabilities to learn to sail (or if they know how, just go out and enjoy it).

    I've also worked with RDA (Riding for the Disabled) in Upper Hutt. Some of our sailers are riders there.

    I'll send you a PM with the numbers. I'm not sure if you'll be in Welly or not, but they could help ya get in touch with other agencies. yellowpages.co.nz is also a good resource :-)

    Cheers!
    James

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    Hi James

    Thanks for the reply. At the moment we're thinking of Nelson though it doesn't matter too much as my husbands thinking of transferring his business to NZ - so, in relaity we could live anywhere.

    Thanks again
    Lynne

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