Kids Health services from A – Z (provided by the Starship Foundation and the Pediatric Society)
Some useful organisations are listed below ….
Altogether Autism is a free, nationwide autism spectrum disorder information and advisory service.
Autism New Zealandprovides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to those with these conditions, their family/whānau, caregivers and professionals.
Blind Foundationprovides 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 Zealandprovides 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 Actionis a nationwide organisation that provides support, advocacy and information for people with a disability.
Complex Care Groupis a support and information network for a special group of carers, run by carers, who look after young people with complex needs.
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealandprovides 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.
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 Parentprovides a freephone service and 11 regional offices for nationwide information and support, including connecting parents to other trained support parents.
Rhett New Zealandprovides information and support for families affected by Rett syndrome.
Vaka Tautuais 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 Lawis 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.