This event series has been created to help people to navigate the disability system; in particular, those with Individualised Funding.

More and more, we are meeting people who have never had the basics of the disability sector explained to them; it is really hard to get the best out of your support when you don’t understand what it is and how it works.

In response to this need, we have created five free online events covering topics such as an overview of the disability system and individualised funding, finding great staff, preparing for a needs assessment, and planning for the future.

All events are free and suitable for disabled people, whānau and professionals throughout Aotearoa.

Event Schedule

March 21, 2024, 11 AM

Navigating the Disability System

Whaikaha, NASCs and the available support services; how they work, what is their function, and who you should talk to?

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April 11, 2024, 11 AM

Individualised Funding (IF): Clarifying the Basics

What is IF? What is a Host agency? How do you get the best out of your funding, and why are the rules so confusing? 

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May 02, 2024, 11 AM

Finding Great Staff

If you have Individualised Funding you might want to hire your own staff. This session will cover some tips and tricks that can not only help you find someone, but make sure they are the right person for you.

May 16, 2024, 11 AM

Preparing for a Needs Assessment

What you can do to prepare for a needs assessment, including how to help the NASC understand your situation and the support you need.

May 30, 2024, 11 AM

Planning for the Future

How services change as you get older; how to plan for the future; and what things you can do now to make life easier down the track.

Event Format

Each session will begin with a 30-minute presentation from the Flying Kites team, which will be recorded and shared online the following week. 

The second half of the event will be a less formal conversation, guided by the participants but facilitated by Flying Kites, and will not recorded.