People First NZ's mission is to empower and assist people with learning disability to be strong and valued individuals in New Zealand.
They are a disabled people's organisation that is governed by and for people with learning disability. All their work is about making sure that rights for people with learning disability are a reality and that our communities are inclusive.
Members belong to local groups where they learn about self-advocacy and have opportunities to speak up in their local communities, as well as at regional meetings, and through national networking like People First NZ's Leadership Forums.
People First NZ also provides:
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To become a member, you need to be a person with a learning (intellectual) disability and be over 18 years of age.
The Regional Coordinator for the Southern Region is: Lee-ann Wightman
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