About DIAS

In 2015, DRC living life connected entered an agreement with the NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres Inc to deliver Disability Information Advisory Services (DIAS) which aim to provide free, accurate, up to date and objective information and advice to disabled people, their families, whanau, aiga, caregivers, providers and the general public.

Disability Information and Advice Services (DIAS) are provided by many organisations in New Zealand. Various organisations are funded by the Ministry of Health, while others are funded privately or by grants and fundraising activities. Some DIAS organisations provide a service to one region while others provide disability information through a national network with branches and local contacts. DIAS are free to anyone. Information and advice could be about a type of impairment or the impact of disability on a person and their family/whanau. It may also include information about disability support services and how these can be accessed, for example, how to get equipment or support at home.