Resources in New Zealand
- Disabled Peoples' Association
DPA is the Disabled Peoples' International chapter in New Zealand. DPA "offers information and advice, coordination of service provision and various organisations, strategic planning, monitoring, self-advocacy, treaty partnership, international links."
- Enable New Zealand
Enable New Zealand is a multi-service organisation that assists disabled people and their families, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations. Enable New Zealand has a contracted responsibility for administering funding designated to improve the quality of life for disabled people. It provides access to information (including a database of assistive technology); research; funding of equipment; housing alterations; vehicle purchase and modifications; needs assessment and service coordination. Some of their services, such as those provided by Enable Information, are available nationwide. Other services are provided regionally as contracted by the Ministry of Health.
- New Zealand Spinal Trust
Supports SCI research and rehabilitation services for New Zealanders with spinal cord injuries. Good site for updates on the research and rehab activities in New Zealand.
- Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind
The Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind is New Zealand's primary service provider for blind, vision-impaired and deafblind people.
- Wheelchairs, Mobility, Spinal Bifida
A page of information and links relating to Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and wheelchairs, with an emphasis on ability rather than disability.