Disability awareness training
Our disability awareness training is designed to educate people on disability related issues and break down the barriers that exist to achieve a fully inclusive society.
It is about challenging attitudes and developing an understanding about disability so disabled people can be part of the community like everyone else. Our experienced disability awareness presenters all have a lived experience of disability.
The main messages in the programme
- One in six New Zealanders has a disability
- Disabled people aim to live an ordinary life, accessing the same opportunities and everyday experiences as anyone else
- Physical and attitudinal barriers, that prevent disabled people from feeling and being a part of the community, can be overcome
- If you are familiar with appropriate use of language and etiquette around disability and disabled people, this can ensure everyone is at ease
Providing a programme for you
We have delivered this training to government departments, local councils, secondary and tertiary students, bus and taxi drivers, health professionals and staff from other community groups. We can tailor our course to meet the needs of your group, and to fit the time you have available. Our cost is negotiable and reasonable.
In Waikato area we can also offer free sessions for pre-school and school-aged children, delivered by one of our presenters who is also a trained teacher.
If you would like to find out more about our disability awareness training, contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.