can't be included in the community as adults
A Whangārei whānau are stuck without adequate support for their adult disabled daughter to participate in the community and reach her full potential.
Due to a lack of funding, Sarah, whose name has been changed to protect her family’s privacy, can’t join her friends for activities and outings she would normally enjoy through a local day programme.
She can attend for only half a day, then returns home to no activities or stimulation.
She is now 30 years old, and government agencies continue to use an assessment carried out when she was in primary school to determine the funding she will require until the age of 65.
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