The organising committee are grateful to the following companies & organisations for their wonderful support. Without their contribution and valued participation this important conference would only be an ideal .

Gold Sponsors


University of Otago


The University of Otago

The University of Otago is New Zealand's top-ranked university for research quality.





Office for Disability Issues

Office for Disability Issues


We lead the Government's vision of achieving a society that fully includes disabled people.





Otago Community Trust


The Otago Community Trust

The Otago Community Trust supports, encourages and enhances Otago communities by responsibly managing and sharing the resources which have been entrusted to us. Find out more.



Silver Sponsors


DWD - Te Pou


Disability Workforce Development

Supporting a stronger workforce
Strong skills and sound leadership are vital for quality outcomes. When the disability workforce receives high quality training, disabled people receive better support. Te Pou’s Disability Workforce Development service facilitates access to leadership and training activities for the sector. This includes administering three funding grants on behalf of the Ministry of Health.




Bronze Sponsors


Mobility Solutions Centre

Holden Engineering is a part of MEL (Mobility Engineering Ltd). This company was formed to offer unique and different health products at an affordable price to everyday New Zealanders.




Donald Beasley institute



The Donald Beasley Institute


The Donald Beasley Institute is a national, independent, non-profit organisation, which has been based in Dunedin, New Zealand since 1984. Nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in the field of intellectual disability research, the Institute offers research, evaluation, consultancy, mentoring, and postgraduate supervision across the disability sector.






University of Otago Tourism Department



Department of Tourism, University of Otago

The Department of Tourism was established in 1989 and is one of the most innovative providers of tourism education and research in New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.




IHC logo



IHC works for all people with intellectual disability in New Zealand, by providing services, advocacy, support and information. The IHC library has one of the largest and most up-to-date collections of books, journals and audiovisual resources about intellectual disability in the southern hemisphere. IHC will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with an intellectual disability and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.




Muscular Dystrophy



Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand

For people living with neuromuscular conditions.





Asdan NZ


ASDAN Ltd offers a range of curriculum enrichment programmes across all ability levels. The aim of the programmes is to enable young people to understand themselves and others better and to become better prepared for making the transition to adult life.