We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Children and Families Research Fund open

Applications to the MSD's $750,000 Children and Families Research Fund are now open. The Office of Disabilities is encouraging researchers to apply.
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Adapting TeachSign for Te Reo Māori settings

It was identified in August 2017 at a two-day Think Tank meeting that there was a need for the TeachSign curriculum to be adapted to help NZSL tutors teach NZSL specifically in Te Reo Māori settings.
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These outcome areas will contribute to achieving the vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy.