Many children have disabilities that will affect them throughout their lives. The community that surrounds these children includes the parents and families who continue to raise and watch over them as well as educators and health professionals in many fields. Maoris was founded to create a space where all members of this community can connect with each other, find support and contribute to the collective wisdom about inclusive education.
In the same way that a tree grows taller and taller over time, sharing the forest with other plants and organisms, Maoris creates a “forest of wisdom.” Everything you find here offers some added wealth of knowledge and understanding for children’s growth and development. Out of this abundance of wisdom comes a feeling of comfort and hopefulness to the adults as they watch their children grow. Each person contributes to the creation of society where human individuality and diversity are recognized.
We gather and share all of the most up-to-date information related to special education.
We offer specialized support to help businesses and organizations become inclusive.
We introduce trusted professionals in relevant fields to build community connections.
Origin of the company name
When our family moved to Australia we learned that, by a coincidence, our daughter’s name is pronounced the same as the name for the indigenous people of New Zealand- Maori. The Maori used the word to describe themselves as ‘normal,’ as opposed to ‘different.’ We were very moved by this coincidence because this is how we think of our daughter Maori, not as ‘different’ but as a normal and equal human being. For this reason we decided to name our foundation, Maoris.
The Maoris logo was created by combining two different symbols. The first is the twist of a fern leaf, a symbol of the Maori people. This symbol includes the meaning of “life’s journey,” “love,” and “friendship.” It signifies brining people and cultures together. And the second symbol, an infinity symbol, represents continual growth.
Graduate School of Education,
Columbia University, M.Ed.
Brain Gym Instructor,
MBL(Movement Based Learning) Instructor
Ensemble in Yokohama; private & group therapy sessions for children with developmental delays
Graduated with a B.A. from St. John’s College,
majoring in philosophy
M.A. in Language and Literature,
University of Chicago
General background in the history of thought in Western Civilization
B.A. in English Literature,
I am currently supporting my three children in their primary schooling in Australia.
(My eldest daughter, who has Down syndrome, is currently enrolled in an inclusive educational environment.)
Graduated from Meiji Gakuin University, Faculty of Law,
Department of Political Science
Having my experience in sales and marketing at three different companies,
I am currently seeking MBA at Griffith University, Australia to add to my knowledge and business acumen.