One In Five Index
This week, One in Five reveals a grim picture of the health of New Zealanders living with an intellectual disability, after athletes tested by clinicians at the the Special Olympics National Summer Games tested poorly in vision, hearing, podiatry and oral health.
Imagine Better is an organisation that helps people with disabilities and their families imagine a better life and supports them to achieve their goals. Their message is that services can be limiting and damaging.
Katy Gosset reports from the Eighth Special Olympics National Summer Games
Katy Gosset sets sail on a tall ship, purpose-built for an all-abilities crew.
Gabrielle Bryce was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 17. She has recently released a CD and written a blog about her journey through multiple operations, memory loss and chronic pain.
When Ken Joblin last visited his dying retired guide dog Tiger he took his digital recorder with him so he could capture Tiger's voice and all his familiar sound.
Paula Booth was a caregiver who thought she knew all about disability… until an accident led to her using a wheelchair herself. One in Five hears about her life as a young woman with a disability.
Karl Hitchcock has turned his experience of bipolar disorder into the play Manic to Madness with the help of actor and friend Nic Farra. Katy Gosset drops in on rehearsals and talks to Karl and Nic ahead of the play's debut in Christchurch.
Recently, scores of performers turned out to sing, dance and perform in a competition for children and young people with special needs put on by the Hamilton Competitions Society. Also this week, the new picture book My Friend’s a Superhero.
Katy Gosset is learning to talk with her hands - tackling this country's third official language.
Carol Stiles meets cyclist Phil Thorn, who is blind and deaf and has limited use of his legs
The Parafed Otago Panthers talk finger-flattening passes, high-speed spills and the bond they share, in One in Five
One in Five takes to the slopes as Katy Gosset visits Cardrona Alpine Resort's Adaptive Snowsports programme.
A conference for people with austism and Asperger's, their families and clinicians and professionals who work with autistic people. Also, the perceptions around the way 'Aspies' experience life.
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind says it's been estimated that, of all published books, less than 5 percent are available to the blind, visually impaired and print disabled communities.
Helene Ritchie talks to Mike Gourley about her campaign for a Royal Commission into ways of supporting carers, particularly those looking after people with a degenerative illness.
Due to the earthquake in Wellington that struck just after 5.00pm on 21 July 2013, One In Five was not broadcast in its usual timeslot.
The World Federation of the Deaf encourages the local deaf community to exert more pressure on the government for equal access to services and information; and IHC Calf Scheme employees and volunteers meet up with their supporters at the National Agricultural Fieldays.
A dramatic take on being deaf within a hearing family.