Claire Gyde, founder of FASD-CAN (second from right), has been interviewed on her new role as chair of a new team at Oranga Tamariki – the agency’s first Disability Advisory Group.
The group will advise its leadership team about disability and support them to understand and work out what needs to be done.
In this article, Claire outlines her path to the role, being a parent of an adopted son with FASD. She says the group had 'started with a list of questions and were researching what was already happening for disabled people in care,' and added there needed to be a monitoring mechanism to ensure Oranga Tamariki took feedback on board.
FASD-CAN warmly congratulates Claire on her appointment and looks forward to her continuing influence in FASD awareness in Aotearoa.