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Mrs Sonia Chambers, of Auckland, MNZM for services to people with disabilities

Mrs Sonia Chambers, of Auckland, MNZM for services to people with disabilities

Sonia Chambers is Chief Executive of YES Disability Resource Centre, which encompasses 16 organisations working for disabled people across the North Shore. Under her leadership, YES developed the CUBE model to support young people and their families to participate in education, health, recreation and employment activities. She has headed multiple campaigns, including the anti-bullying campaign Icebreaker and mentoring programme Carabiner. She is currently heading the development of a new youth innovation centre on the North Shore of Auckland for youth of all abilities. Previously, she helped establish five clubs for disabled young people in Auckland. She is Honorary Advisor Disabilities to the Spirit of Adventure Trust.

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