How we can help
A DIAS provides information both on Ministry and non-Ministry funded disability support services and how you can find them.
DIAS creates networks, links and working relationships with a number of disability support services and funding agencies.
They are also linked through the Firstport Disability Information website where you can find Information Centres, Equipment Suppliers, Information & Assistance, Support Services, and Resources for Maori, Events & Stories and a DVD Library.
This information may include:
- How to find support and advocacy groups
- How to find a Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC) organisation and other community information
- Information about what’s available in your community
- Information relating to a particular disability
A comprehensive contacts booklet collated and published by us for public use is available; this contains over 100 different Support & Advocacy Groups or Individuals and is updated on an annual basis. We also have an up to date Equipment Hire booklet available.