The I.Lead Conference is a platform for young people with disabiltiies from across New Zealand to come together to find solutions to prevalent issues and barriers they face as young people with disabilities living in New Zealand. It is also a space of collaboration and innovation, being a platform from which we can identify solutions to these issues, as well as giving the opportunity to have them presented to high level policy and decision makers.
The first conference, back in September 2019, focused on identifying a broad range of issues in 7 key topics: Housing, Sport and Recreation, Healthcare, Employment, Education, Transport and Media. from these 7 topics came 27 recommendations of which formed the basis of I.Lead's work with central government for the past 2 years.
This year, we are looking to hold another conference on the 9th and 10th November, this time honing in on some of the more pressing issues presented by these recommendations, as well as talking about accessibility, resilience and the road to recovery from the negative impacts of COVID-19 and it's resulting lockdowns.
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