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Disability Connect - Education Legal Issues

12 Oct 2015 11:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Disability Connect is pleased to announce a new seminar in our range: Education Legal Issues. Click here to view the flier. Bookings essential, contact Disability Connect on 636-0351 or email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz.

This seminar will be of interest to all families families raising a child with a disability, whether in mainstream or special school environments. Come along and learn about enrolment rights, decision processes around special education, processes around an ORS funding decline, requests to parents for teacher aide funding contributions, requests to parents for funding for student support at extra-curricular camps and activities, stand-downs, use of restraint, and much more.

 2015 - Education Legal Issues: A presentation by Nan Jensen, Quinlaw Hosted by Disability Connect

 West Auckland

Tuesday 13th October 7-9pm
Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation, 2 Claude Brookes Drive (off Edmonton Road), Henderson

Central Auckland
Wednesday 14th October 12:30-2:30pm
Independent Living Service, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak

Central Auckland
Wednesday 14th October 7-9pm
Independent Living Service, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak

North Auckland
Wednesday 28th October 7-9pm
YES Disability Resource Centre, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany


RSVP: 636-0351 or admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz


Who Should Attend:
The parents of disabled students who are concerned with the support entitlement for their child in New Zealand Schools. This seminar explores the following topics:

  • Section 9 access to Special School, why is this legally required?
  • Section 10 appeals to ORS decline
  • Stand downs – under what conditions are they fair
  • Clarifying responsibility for the student’s safety and welfare during travel between school and home
  • Physical aggression and use of restraint
  • Issue of school requests for funding contribution from parents (to help pay for teacher aide or resources)
  • School camps and extra-curricular activities – requests from the school that parents pay/provide the support person to accompany that student
  • Plus a range of other education legal issues


Nan Jensen – Barrister and Solicitor, Quinlaw
Nan has been involved in the disability sector since 1998, in governance, advisory, support parent, advocacy and employee capacities. Two of her four children are on the autism spectrum, and she decided to study law after taking a successful arbitration case against the Ministry of Education to retain ORRS funding for her son. She was admitted to the bar in 2012 and specialises in disability law. She lives in Te Kowhai near Hamilton with her husband, Søren, their children and their dog.


Lisa Martin
Disability Connect
Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect
09 636 035109 636 0351

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