Directory

There are a number of places you can go if you are wanting to search for a particular disability support service or community organisation, such as:

Some useful organisations are listed below ….

Altogether Autism  is a free, nationwide autism spectrum disorder information and advisory service.

Autism New Zealand provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to those with these conditions, their family/whānau, caregivers and professionals.

Blind Foundation provides practical and emotional support for Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, helping them face the future with confidence and live a life without limits.

Carers New Zealand provides a range of resources to support family/whānau and aiga carers, which includes a freephone helpline and raises awareness about carers, their role, and their needs within New Zealand.

Carers NZ works closely with Mycare, the online platform where it’s easy for people seeking or offering relief care to connect with each other.

CCS Disability Action is a nationwide organisation that provides support, advocacy and information for people with a disability.

Complex Care Group is a support and information network for a special group of carers, run by carers, who look after young people with complex needs.

Continence New Zealand provides information and education on continence topics.

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand provides information and resources on life for Deaf New Zealanders, Deaf culture and New Zealand Sign Language.

IHC provides an advocacy service for people with an intellectual disability and has produced the Advocacy Toolkit which contains a wealth of information (which is useful even if your child does not have an intellectual disability).

Imagine Better provides a range of supports, workshops, training and resources directly to disabled people and families living in Aotearoa NZ.

Kāpō Māori Aotearoa New Zealand (Ngāti Kāpō) provides kaupapa Māori-based disability support services with a focus on kāpo Māori and their whānau.

Mental Health Foundation provides a range of services and campaigns addressing all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

New Zealand Downs Association provides information, support, education and advocacy services for the Down syndrome community

NZORD (New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders) aims to support, assist and promote better health care and well-being for patients and their families/​whānau living with a rare disorder in New Zealand.

Parent to Parent provides a freephone service and 11 regional offices for nationwide information and support, including connecting parents to other trained support parents.

PWS (Prader-Willi Syndrome) New Zealand is a parent support network that provides information, education and training, resources, support and advocacy.

Rett New Zealand provides information and support for families affected by Rett syndrome.

Vaka Tautua is a charitable organisation that aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of Pasifika people in New Zealand. It provides community support for older people, people with a disability and those needing support for mental health.

Youth Law is a specialist nationwide community law centre for children and young people under the age of 25. They have particular expertise in education law ranging from school enrolment, and discipline, to special educational needs.

CCS Disability Action and IHC have great libraries that you can access.

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