Meet the team
In June 2020, we identified a group of community members to form a board of trustees in order to govern the future direction of Interlock. Since then, we have become a registered entity, starting to write comprehensive business plans and policies under the guidance of Community Waikato.
Aaron and Lois Ure
Aaron and Lois Ure have worked in the disability sector for over 30 years across youth, residential care, day service, and aged care settings. Over time, many positive changes have taken place for people living with a disability and their families. As a family, those changes also impacted them and their son's life with Autism, now in his 20s.
As a couple walking the fine line between consumers and providers, they understand the challenges and confines of working through systems to achieve the right outcome. The confines are not limited to what a person can achieve but include invisible and unspoken boundaries from family, providers and society that prevent personal and social growth.
Aaron is a visionary driver who loves the hands-on approach, while Lois is a detail and implementer person who enjoys the planning and execution of a good event. Together they are focused on what it means to have a normal life within the confines of an individual's abilities in that present moment. As advocates for their son and community participation, they bring InterlockNZ a wealth of knowledge and practical experiences that will assist Interlock in delivering an ongoing program that continues to provide opportunities for growth, not just for the person identified with a disability but also for their families, caregivers, and community.
"“Interlock has been a fantastic platform for my son and myself to build friendships and connections within our community, as well as having fun creating and seeing others enjoying the chance to try new skills and build confidence within themselves. Thanks to the team who do a fantastic job to provide the opportunities for us all.”
Christine Wallace, parent