2021 is here. And so are we!

With the new year in full swing, we are looking forward to all the amazing new adventures and opportunities that 2021 has in store for us.

We will still be working to amplifying the voice of young people with disabilities through I.LEAD, with many opportunities for young people from across the country to come together, communicate and collaborate on how to make New Zealand more accessible.

We will be holding the second I.LEAD Youth with Disabilities Conference this year, with many other opportunities to connect with young people with disabilities across the country by facilitating symposiums and meetings throughout the year.

We are also working on some projects that, once live, will provide much needed “Quality of Life” choices for people with lived experience of disability, making it easier for people with disabilities across the country to achieve independent, thriving, meaningful lives.

We still have our Youth Engagement Groups running this year too. We are looking for new members for both groups. If you are a young person with a disability aged 16-30, and are looking to make positive change in your community and the disability sector, contact us to apply: info@yesdisability.org.nz

On top of all this, we still have our mainstay projects continuing on from last year. Our first in-house I.Drive workshop was a success, and we are looking forward to providing more young people with disabilities the opportunity to take their first steps into independence through gaining their learner license.

2021 is looking to be a busy year for us here at YES, and we look forward to reconnecting with old connections, as well as the opportunity to make new ones, including all the awesome experiences that this will bring. Here’s to a new year, and more possibilities.

By: , YES Disability Resource Centre News: with Sonia Thursby (CEO)

Issue 116 February 2021