Many hundreds of people contracted polio in New Zealand in the first half of last century – most of them recovered well. But now, as polio survivors age, they’re experiencing new physical challenges linked to the disease.
Mike Gourley recalls a poetic event where, in the interests of recovery and rehabilitation.
BLENNZ principal Jane Wells tells us about the organisation and takes Carol Stiles on a tour of the state-of-the-art facility.
A Christchurch performance group that offers people with a disability a creative voice.
An advocacy and support group and seeks to make life better for the parents of children with autism and for the children themselves; and a talent agency devoted to getting people with disabilities on screen.
The National Riding for the Disabled Association is celebrating an anniversary and, with it, the benefits its brought to many New Zealanders with a range of disabilities.
A project archiving the evolution of New Zealand Sign Language.
Mike Gourley investigates the future for law centres.
Carol Stiles takes a look around Hamilton’s artificial limb centre
Melrose Kiwi Concept Chairs began life in a garage with a staff of four. Now the company's celebrating 20 years in business, supplying a host of international clients, including many of the world's top wheelchair athletes.
More and more disabled people are beginning to call the shots when it comes to the supports and services they need.
Katy Gosset examines the language of disability and how it's changed over time.
There’s a lot of smashing and crashing on One in Five this week as the mysteries of wheelchair rugby are explained
Katy Gosset visits Kilmarnock Enterprises which has been providing employment for people with disabilities for more than 50 years
One in Five catches up with Paralympic rower Danny McBride after a training session on Lake Karapiro and takes a look at the very complicated science of classifying athletes with disabilities.
Katy Gosset reports from a Emergency Preparedness Symposium for People with Disabilities in Christchurch
An early childhood centre for children with special needs.
One in Five meets A Different Light, a mixed ability theatre company, who leave for England this week to show their latest production at a contemporary performing arts festival.
Two generations get together to discuss their hopes and wishes for a fulfilling future for their disabled brother or sister or child.
Christchurch's Refugee and Migrant communities who are also living with disabilities; and Katy Gosset drops in on a physical therapy session with Jimmy Jagit Dillon who has Parkinsons Disease.
Dawn Brocket contracted polio three days before her husband in 1952.
Katy Gosset meets Helen Grice, whose life changed abruptly on February the 22nd last year.
An orgranisation that aims to support and empower parents who have children with disabilities or an impairment; and Wendy Neilson, immediate past president of the Disabled Persons Assembly.
Neelu Memon who earlier this year became the first blind woman to complete the Coast to Coast; and a new therapeutic choir, based upon Auckland's Celebration Choir, has been boosting both the vocal abilities and the confidence of a Christchurch group with neurological disorders.
Cars for people with disabilities; and Bev Grammer elected president of the Disabled Persons’ Assembly.