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