need to be able to deliver a smart coherent campaign before we can leverage public support
It used to be that the 'average' Kiwi had little to do with disability in its many and varied forms.
But it seems these days just about every person we speak to on our travels has, has a family member with, or has a friend whoes kid has, a disability.
The inequities between ACC and MOH are known, and the poor supports for kids on the Autisitc Sectrum in education are a constant topic of conversation.
As you say Sacha...clear and coherent messages about what it would take to lessen the disabling effects of impairment are needed....but I believe that not a lot of 'leverage' will be required to get mainstream NZ on side.
It requires political smarts and leadership, not just messages. We lack those so far.