Federation for Deaf Children Incorporated (NZFDC) is the Executive
of a National group made up of Parent Groups throughout New Zealand,
from Northland Parents of Deaf Children in the north to Southland
Association for Deaf Children in Invercargill. We are a registered
incorporated society and our Executive committee and Member groups
are run by volunteers.
We maintain very close links with the National Foundation for the Deaf, Deaf Aotearoa NZ which includes the youth group Magnet, the Deaf Resource Centres and Deaf Sports and also with such groups as Sign Language Teachers and Sign Language Interpreters.
Our Executive has weekend meetings every second month. We produce a quarterly newsletter and offer such things as Information Kits for families of newly diagnosed deaf and hearing impaired children, Tutor FeeAssistance, Assistive Equipment Subsidy, Annual Scholarships for Tertiary students and Academic Excellence Awards for Secondary School Students. We advocate for our parents and lobby for services at Ministerial level.