Helpful resources

This is a growing list of helpful resources we are continuing to update with the help from other members of the Wellington Down Syndrome Association.

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The NZDSA work alongside families, whānau and carers to support and empower people with Down syndrome to realise their potential and aspirations through all life stages and within all communities. They supply resources and new parent packs. Signing up with WSDA does not necessarily mean you are a NZDSA member (or vice versa).

WEIT

WEIT

The Wellington Early Intervention Trust (commonly referred to as WEIT) is an independent charitable trust accredited by the Ministry of Education to provide early intervention services to preschool children 0-5 years from the greater Wellington region. WEIT offers a centre based programme for families who have a young child with developmental delays (physical, intellectual or behavioural). There are four specialist therapies; Music Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Language Therapy, Early Intervention Teaching.

IHC

IHC

The IHC Library is free to use and open to anyone living in New Zealand. The library has an excellent online catalogue containing information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities, built up over many years. It’s free to join and borrow from – you can order books and DVDs online and they will be sent out. The only cost is returning the books if you chose to do so by post – it’s free to drop them back into their Willis St branch in Wellington.

The IHC Library is also kindly looking after the WDSA resources to make it easy for people to borrow them.

OTHER RESOURCES

Know of any other good resources we may be missing out on?

We’d love to hear any good suggestions to add to our ever expanding resources list. Send us an email below with any helpful information you’ve found.

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