ADHD, can we still emigrate to NZ?

Old Jul 25th 2011, 9:03 pm
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We are currently trying to move to NZ on skilled migrant category. At present we are trying to get 'move ready' however it seems we may have fell at the first hurdle!
My daughter has been diagnosed in May this year with ADHD, after falling behind at school. Anyone have any similar conditions and successfully managed to emigrate to NZ or been turned down for this reason?
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This will come down to funding = possible costs to the NZ education system.

Does your daughter currently have a UK statement SEN ?
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My daughter doesn't yet have a statement, but is being assessed at the start of new school year in September. I'm guessing if she gets a statement it could reduce our chances of getting in.
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Not necessarily. It will be about the amount of possible $$$.

ADHD has popped up before. I am searching for anything relevant.

There is this previous thread It doesn't give much in the way of detail but I am showing it to you because MooMoo is now resident in New Zealand.

It's not exactly what I was searching for.....

A4.10.5 Assessment of whether an applicant for a residence class visa is unlikely to impose significant costs on New Zealand's special education services
The requirement that an applicant for a residence class visa must be unlikely to impose significant costs on New Zealand's special education services is not met if the Ministry of Education (MoE) has determined that there is a relatively high probability that the applicant's physical, intellectual, sensory or behavioural condition or group of conditions would entitle them to Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding.

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thank you so much...im new to forums and am very grateful for the link.
We used Mark Williams at Lane Neave as our son has medical issues. Wish we had used them from the start and not once we had beed turned down as would have saved a lot of time. Mark got us our medical waiver and we have been here nearly 2 years now
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relatively high probability that the applicant's physical, intellectual, sensory or behavioural condition or group of conditions would entitle them to Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding.
not sure what "relatively high probability" means (1:10, 1:100 or 1:1000???) but ORS funding is available to the most severe 1% (approx) of children according to MrsL, who works for MoE in Special Education.
So chances of falling into the category are slim, but as I say not sure what the statement in NZIS docs means in practice.
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We are currently trying to move to NZ on skilled migrant category. At present we are trying to get 'move ready' however it seems we may have fell at the first hurdle!
My daughter has been diagnosed in May this year with ADHD, after falling behind at school. Anyone have any similar conditions and successfully managed to emigrate to NZ or been turned down for this reason?
resist SEN registration- this is not mandatory- you are still entitled to additional classroom support without it- in fact some LEA's positively discourage registration due to to funding implications so this could work better for you.
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We used Mark Williams at Lane Neave as our son has medical issues. Wish we had used them from the start and not once we had beed turned down as would have saved a lot of time. Mark got us our medical waiver and we have been here nearly 2 years now
Yes. Lane Neave do seem to have an excellent reputation for positive outcomes.
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sorry for the delay in responding to all your helpful posts (we have been on holiday in France) Thank you for the recommendations, we will continue looking into the likelihood that ors funding will be required and so far it looks like it my daughter would not fall into the criteria, so fingers crossed it will not affect our application.
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Sorry not been on in a while just found Bevs message!!
My son had ADHD, he was never statemented in the UK all through he most prob should of, the only issue immigration had with us was that they did not have an understanding of this as a "normal medical" condidtion, so Jack`s medical had to be sent off and looked into, the result for us was that all they needed was his Specialist at CAMHS had to write a statement about his medication and that he was not statemented and could cope in a normal school with some help and was generally able to cope, even through he did have some behavioral difficulties these could generally be manged ok, so as his medication was under the amount allowed in funding and that he was not statemented meant he passed his medical within a week of it being assesed, although this may not be the case for all. Since arriving he had to have a change of Medication as what he was on is not available here in NZ, he was funded by his Intermediate school for extra support, at no cost to us as they had funding available and said he needed some extra support in class. Schools here have been fantasticailly supportive to myself and Jack with his behavior and learning support in school far more than he ever had in the UK. All i can suggest is to make sure you gather enough information from the relevant people eg, school and specialists, doctors and include it in your medical reports or have it ready for when it gets sent of to be assesed as it most probably will do. But best of luck to you and if you want any more help i will try to assist you, we have been here 2 years now so it can be done
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