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Hey there Campaign – AttitudeLive

AttitudeLive want to invite the young people involved with Talklink living with a disability to take part in the Hey There campaign, which aims to empower and unite young disabled New Zealanders between the age of 16 and 25. Hey There is a social change campaign run by the team at AttitudeLive and funded by the Ministry for Social

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/10/16/3423/

Thank you letters from Kaka St Special School!

On Wednesday the 13th of August 2014, we had a Kiwichat Day in the Bay of Plenty region. It was the first time this group of kids and adults had got together for this kind of event. We all had a fantastic time watching and talking about movies! Everyone had a go at writing a fan letter to their favourite

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/08/21/thank-you-letters-from-kaka-st-special-school/

Motor Neurone Disease and TalkLink Trust

The TalkLink Trust work with a vast group of people with a multitude of communication disabilities. One of the groups we regularly work with are people who have a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2014/01/09/motor-neurone-disease-and-talklink-trust/

Cloudy Sunday – a novella by Michael Kyzriaopoulos

This week one of our TalkLink Client’s released a novella. Adrian McPherson tell us more in his review of this short story. Cloudy Sunday – a review by Adrian McPherson Cloudy Sunday has the makings of a classic NZ short story.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/12/13/cloudy-sunday-a-novella-by-michael-kyzriaopoulos/

Mackenzie and Minspeak

Mackenzie Kench has used AAC tools and strategies most of her life. As part of a University assignment she had to create a 10 minute documentary. Mackenzie says: “I decided to do a documentary about Minspeak, because many people I meet are baffled by how I communicate.  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/06/05/mackenzie-and-minspeak/

Help Get Kids to KiwiChat

TalkLink is raising donations to help fund the KiwiChat camp. Please help us by clicking on the Givealittle donation box on our website. Every little bit counts here, no matter how small your donation it will help make this a reality for the kids who attend this very special event. Help spread the word to all your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2013/05/28/help-get-kids-to-kiwichat/

Gabi’s Blog

Gabi

My Name is Gabi. I am Deaf can New Zealand Sign Language and use My communication device because people not know sign. I have Cerebral Palsy. My favorite go to out with My Aunty Jennifer Burns. The device I used is Dynavox communication because people not know sign. In my spare time use my computer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2012/11/15/gabis-blog/

New Developments with NZ Relay

This press release is very exciting http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/communications-upgrade-hearing-and-speech-impaired-communities It means that a video assisted speech-to-speech relay service will be available from around October 2011. People with speech difficulties will be able to use video to help the NZ Relay, relay assistant understand what they

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/07/28/new-developments-with-nz-relay/

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