Joel’s P.A.T.H to a meaningful life

Joel has been on a remarkable journey of self-discovery since he undertook a PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) with ConneXu last year. Being non-verbal, severely autistic, deaf and with limited communication, life for Joel and his supportive family hasn’t always been easy. In fact, managing the dynamic of Joel reacting physically to situations he was not comfortable with, meant […]

Afterschool programme making sport accessible to all

Getting back to basics is the main philosophy behind an innovative sports programme aimed at young people with disabilities in the Waikato. That is because the programme’s premise is based on the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach where instead of teaching a specific sport, participants are taught basic sport skills such as target, net/wall, striking and territory skills that […]