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Canterbury Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinsons SocietyThe Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury was established in 1962 and has been actively involved in the community for over 40 years. The Society’s mission is: To offer professional support, information and education for people with, and those providing care for people with, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s.
Boccia New ZealandBoccia New Zealand promotes and supports the sport of boccia amongst all people with a physical disability throughout New Zealand.
Disability Information ServiceDisability Information Service is a free information service that provides disability and health related information to the Otago region.On their website you’ll find information on the services and support on offer as well as information on support groups and accessible accommodation in Otago.
Minisitry of Social Development – Work and IncomeAs policies for the benefits change regularly it pays to keep up to date through MSD’s website.
Age Concern OtagoAge Concern work to serve the needs of older people by offering nationally contracted services, education, resources and national leadership.
NZ Red CrossNew Zealand Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian organisation in the world, helping people wherever they might be – internationally or in our own communities. Offers a Community Transport service in Dunedin.
University of Otago School of PhysiotherapyWell being through excellence in movement and care.
University of Otago School of Human NutritionHuman Nutrition has been taught at Otago University for almost a hundred years. In terms of academic staff and students the Department of Human Nutrition is the largest University Department involved in this discipline in Australasia and one of the best known in the Southern Hemisphere. During the past sixteen years it has been responsible for all Dietetic training in New Zealand.
Otago Polyechnic School of Occupational TherapyOccupational therapy is a health profession dedicated to helping people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives.
Otago Polytechnic School of NursingWith access to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest industry knowledge, students graduate with the experience and confidence to enter the world of healthcare.
Access AbilityThe services provided include: •Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) for people with disabilities to access support in Taranaki, Wanganui, Otago and Southland; •Regional Intellectual Disability Care Agency (RIDCA) service in Northland, Auckland, Otago and Southland.
Southern District Health BoardSouthern District Health Board (Southern DHB) was formed on 1 May 2010 and was created as the result of the merger of Southland and Otago DHBs. Southern DHB is the Government-funded organisation responsible for most publicly funded primary health and hospital services in the Southland and Otago regions of New Zealand.
Enable New ZealandEnable New Zealand will facilitate and deliver quality access to resources for people with identified health and disability support needs.
Health & Disability AdvocacyIf you want to know more about your rights when using health and disability services, get questions answered or make a complaint, they can help you to find an independent advocate.
University of Otago – Disability Information & SupportDisability Information & Support recognises that students with depression and other mental health issues, specific learning difficulties, medical conditions, temporary injuries, visual, hearing, and mobility disabilities, as well as those who are deaf, may require additional resources or assistance while studying.
USA – MS WebsiteCheck out this extremely resourceful American Website
MS and DietVery useful updated information on Health and Diet for people with MS
United Way New ZealandUnited Way NZ (UWNZ) is an independent, non-religious, non-political, volunteer based organisation that encourages generosity by brokering resources (money, time and skills) between individuals, businesses and the community. UWNZ’s operations are funded through corporate partnerships, service fees, investment interest, donations and grants.
Multiple Sclerosis New ZealandThe national office of the 18 MS Socieities throughout the country.
Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand Facbook PageJoin people from all over the world many who share similar experiences to you. Get the latest up to date information.Meet new friends. Whatever your reason – make sure you visit the MS Facebook page. Available free to you 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
Overcoming Multiple SclerosisVisit this great site for international news and views on Multiple Scerlosis.
Travelling Abroad with a Disability
This guide offers helpful travel tips and useful accessibility information for various disabilities. A vital chapter talks about what to pack, transport accessibility, medical emergency management, and even travel recommendations specifically catering for the disabled.