Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Access: Review: Where is Autism?, in reply to Phil Wallington,

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    A rally against the library cuts has been organised for next Thursday 26th at 4 pm outside the National Library

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  • Speaker: Why all the fuss over six trees?,

    Saved, I hear! Helped by social media.

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes,

    Science Communication seem to be the new thing - with courses popular at university. Strange how trends change, especially for girls. Gross generalisations on my part but my impression was that in the 1980s it was law. In the late 1990s when my daughter was at school accounting was big and in the last decade it has been business and marketing. Science communication seems a pretty worthy area now for attention.

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  • Hard News: Masters of Reality,

    Why can't they just make the committee bigger and have wider representation? It's MMP after all.

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes,

    I went to my niece's 21st birthday recently. Her cohort were heavily into the sciences at school with several now at medical school or similar. Career aims are to work in scientific research or groups like Medicins Sans Frontieres. The speeches from her friends were along the lines of 'what we got up to in chemistry class'. A significant change from my generation when few girls did any chemistry at all past 4th form (year 10).

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…,

    Would love to hear from some of the activists from this era.

    I remember Special Ed 2000. We had a great set up at my son's school which for various reasons and expertise had become the local specialist 'magnet' school for children with speech language problems. They had developed a programme of individual daily therapy plus extra support in the classroom. At the same time there was a 6 monthly reassessment for each child's extra support funding which involved school staff, an ed psych and other specialists and parents.

    After SE2000 funding for targeted support was only available via the new Ongoing Reviewable Resourcing Scheme which involved a long complicated document sent away to an anonymous verifier who never saw the child. We never qualified although applied three times over several years. Meanwhile the school lost its specialist funding for speech language therapists because such one-off models had no place in SE2000, despite their years of success at getting child with SL difficulties catching up their peers.

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand's…,

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand's…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    There was a television programme about Seacliff a few years ago - a family trying to find what happened to their relation who was sent there as a young woman in the early 20th century. They had heard she had died in the fire, but found that she lived there until she died in the 1950s and her body was then given to the medical school (doubt there was any consent process). Seems her family completely ignored her existence all those decades.

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand's…,

    Excellent to hear that the issues of historic (and ongoing) abuse of those in state care is getting some new traction. Interviews on Radio NZ (Nine to Noon) yesterday with Judge Carolyn Henwood from the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service, lawyer Sonja Cooper and Garth Young from MSD, and this morning Paul Gibson, Disability Rights Commissioner, who is passionate about sorting this.

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand's…,

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