Who are we?

YES comprises of a team of skilled individuals, passionate about providing effective information, support and services to youth with disabilities and learning differences, their families / whanau, and other organisations and groups within the sector.

Lavinia Lovo, I.Lead Youth Facilitator

Niah is our I.Lead Youth Facilitator, and is a major advocate for pasifika youth with visible and invisible disabilities. She has been part of many different pasifika projects within the disability sector, and is a resounding voice when it comes to the nature of pasifika youth with disabilities and how they fit into their families / aiga, communities and culture.

Niah helped found Phusion, an all-abilities pasifika dance group that advocates for inclusiveness and cultural identity for pasifika youth with disabilities. She is also working alongside Ministry of Education to help make New Zealand’s education system more accessible and adaptable to the many different learning types of people with disabilities and learning differences.


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