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Start: 12:00 pm, Monday 16 October 2023

End: 3:03 pm, Monday 16 October 2023

Location: Palmerston North, Online

Website: Register for Disability Awareness Month event

Kate, Molly and Will are grouped together appearing in front of a blue background. White text reads: Join us this October Down SyndromeAwareness Month

This year’s theme of “With Us, not For Us,” emphasises people with Down Syndrome’s right to make their own decisions. On Monday 16th October, together with the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association, Firstport is hosting two events in the EASIE Living Centre and online.

Join us in-store at EASIE Living or online for one or both events and a light lunch thanks to NZDSA. 

Session one: Exploring Supported Decision-making from 12 to 1.15 pm

Explore who might want supported decision-making, how to make it happen and how choice and control align with Enabling Good Lives Principles. Hear from community members and whanau:

  • Adult advocacy advisor Erika Butters
  • EGL Leadership Rep Peter Allen
  • SAMS CEO Dr Carey-Ann Morrison
  • Community Law’s Apryl Cadman

Session one: Working “With Us Not For Us” Community Stories from 2 to 3.30 pm

Hear Vinnie, Lily, Noah, and Tarryn share what supported decision-making means to them. Explore what supported decision-making means to family members and professionals working within EGL and New Zealand’s legal system.



EASIE Living
585 Main Street,
Palmerston North