Youth Services

YES is the only disability information service in New Zealand that focuses on youth with disabilities and learning differences.

All of our projects and programmes have been co-designed and co-delivered with youth leaders within the disability sector, to ensure we are creating the right environment for them and their peers to develop personally and professionally, ultimately allowing them to lead independent, thriving lives.

Services

All of our projects and programmes have been co-created and co-delivered with young people with disabilities and learning differences to ensure we are creating the right environment to develop personally and professionally, ultimately allowing them to lead independent, thriving lives.

Here are some of the exciting programmes and workshops we offer:

 

I.DRIVE Learner Licensing Programme

Gaining your Learner License is one of the biggest starter milestones in starting you on your journey towards independence. 

We are now running workshops for young people with disabilities to learn the Road Code in a different, interactive and innovative way. By having our own in-house facilitator, we are able to cater each class to meet each student’s learning needs.

We have 4 classes available throughout the year. See our What’s Happening page for more details and upcoming course dates.

If you or a person you know is interested in enrolling, or would like to know more, please contact Josh: josh@yesdisability.org.nz

 

 

 

 

Pacific Education Support Programme

Are you an NCEA Pasifika student with a disability or learning difference? 

Needing a little extra after-school educational support? 

This is the opportunity for you! 

Our new Pacific Education Support Programme provides high school students with disabilities and learning differences extra after-school support with their NCEA studies, by providing them with access to free wifi, tutoring support, use of laptops and the latest technologies, whilst in a safe and engaging environment, at the innovative youth hub Shore Junction. Running during Terms 1 & 2, the programme was created as a resource to support youth with disabilities and learning differences remain motivated and engaged in their studies. 

Our Youth Participation Consultant, Education Specialist and “Aiga” Family Liaison are committed to supporting our youth with visible and invisible disabilities remain motivated and engaged in their studies, in a safe and encouraging environment. It is a place where cultures are respected and valued, and young people are listened to and supported.

Come and have some delicious pizza with us, while our dedicated team support you with your study. 

& Receive a $30 Hoyts Movie Voucher for every 10 sessions attended.

This is a fully funded programme, so is completely free of charge.

Financial Support is also available for Transport to and from the drop-in centre.

 

When?       Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm

Where?      Shore Junction, 19 Northcote Road, Takapuna

 

To enrol and for more information, please contact Sarah: sarah@yesdisability.org.nz

 

 

Disability Awareness 101 

With the Teaching Council now having a far stronger focus on inclusive education, YES is helping raise disability awareness by ‘teaching the teachers’

During a 3-day programme at Massey University, over 300 experienced teachers from across New Zealand participated in panel discussions and “I Am Not A Tickbox” workshops facilitated by I.Lead. 

Feedback from the Masters students was that the stories and strategies shared by the I.Lead team should be part of the Initial Teacher Education programme, and we are excited to announce plans to take Disability Awareness 101 into universities as part of their Inclusive Education paper later this year. 

 

So What Next?

Over the next few months we will be partnering with AUT’s School of Education to facilitate panel and Q&A sessions for over 200 of their Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching & Learning students, as part of the Inclusive Education paper.

 

For more information, please contact Sarah: sarah@yesdisability.org.nz 

 

 

Yes I Can

YES I CAN is a 2-day values workshop for youth with disabilities. They learn about what values resonate with them, how that informs the way they view the world and how they interact with others. 

This workshop is the perfect starting point for personal and professional development.

 

Workshops

YES also run a variety of workshops for youth with disabilities and learning differences.

We can design and deliver any workshop to help individuals and organisations create a culture of social inclusion.  

 

Get in touch with us today to learn more: ilead@yesdisability.org.nz or visit www.ileadchange.org.nz

 

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