As part of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner engagement with children and young people for their What Makes a Good Life? report, they heard from 474 disabled children and young people through survey and face-to-face engagements.

Key insights heard from disabled children and young people were:

  • Acceptance: Discrimination is widely experienced by disabled children and young people
  • Accessibility: A lack of accessibility gets in the way of the good life
  • Safety: Unique for all of us
  • Education: To work better for us, be flexible and supportive
  • Employment: Job opportunities and being supported is important to us
  • Whānau: We want support from, and for, friends, families, whānau and communities

Read the What Makes a Good Life for Disabled Children and Young People? report