We are nearly three months into 2010 and already there is a lot happening. I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday break, although it probably seems a long time ago now.
A new year brings a new CEO for DPA. I am looking forward to working with Ross Brereton and warmly welcome his appointment.
Readers’ feedback has suggested that each edition of Manahau could have a focus on one Article of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We liked the idea and have begun with a timely focus for this edition on Article 24 – the Right to Education.
You can find out about the status of disabled children’s right to education and the Government’s Review of Special Education and other reports on the right to education. Have your say and join the discussions and consultation forums taking place around New Zealand.
Māori disabled people will be glad to be able to read the CRPD in te reo along with all the other formats and versions of the Disability Convention. It is significant that the Convention is now available in all three of our national languages, so everyone in the disability community can know about their rights.