In New Zealand right now it is a critical time for the disabled community. Late last year our government announced that there would be a Ministry for Disabled Persons (MDP) starting from 01 July 2022. The name has not been finalised yet, so for now, I will refer to it as the MDP. The vision … More A week of advocating for our family
There is supposed to be light at the end of a tunnel right? Well this little tunnel we are currently in is starting to feel like Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest in the world right now. I don’t know how long it is and I don’t know how long this lockdown is going for. … More Where is the light?
On Tuesday as New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1, I dropped Mitchell off at school for the first time since lockdown began in March. He has been home for 12 weeks – without school and without anytime at Wilson Centre for respite. Plus, as you have been reading we have been very short of … More Reflecting on lockdown with a high and complex needs child
Tuesday 5 May – Day 41 Another day flying solo without any caregivers. These are the days where I go to the pantry to look for comfort. Blah. Enough said. Still no signs of the DVD player for Mitch from The Warehouse, Phil’s beard trimmer and I hoped my scrapbooking goodies might arrive today. But … More Lockdown Life – Days 41-45