Disability Responsiveness New Zealand (DRNZ) was established in 2016 to provide:
- Education and training about disability responsiveness – to all sectors of New Zealand society and
- Capability building opportunities – for disabled people.
The focus of DRNZ is on the provision of professionally delivered, disability-responsiveness education and training, to as many New Zealanders as possible, in the most cost-effective manner possible. This focus includes provision of education and training for disabled people, by disabled people, in such diverse areas as life action planning, thinking and acting strategically and working collectively. Owner and Managing Director: Pam MacNeill, has over 27 years public and disability sector knowledge, skills and experience and a range of academic qualifications supporting her leadership of DRNZ.
Here at DRNZ we believe it is vital that disabled people speak for ourselves in all areas of our lives. Whether it’s choosing and working with health professionals; advocating for universal design features as standard in housing and public buildings; educating others about how to engage and respond to our need for participation; being employed in all parts of the community and critically, providing authentic leadership and management of the disability sector.
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