The Chris Ruth Centre (CRC) offers a day service for over 21 year olds that have "very high needs" disabilities.
It is only in recent years that children with physical and intellectual disabilities have had a choice of accessing mainstream education.
The Chris Ruth Centre Charitable Trust was formed to help these young people integrate into society once they leave school.
The Chris Ruth Centre Charitable Trust has bridged this gap where upon the maturing students leaving the Upland Unit (a special education programme at Hillmorten High School) could continue their integration into society.
We now offer placements for students from all of Canterbury and Mid Canterbury schools.
Once reaching the age of 21, these people are no longer funded for education and although some supported employment initiatives exist in Christchurch, they are not suitable for people with higher needs.