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Disability Services

Disability Services

This is a selection of services that are set up to support people with the challenges associated with neurodiversity including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, brain injury, FASD, sensory processing issues, and physical impairments like limited sight, hearing, or mobility.

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ADHD New Zealand
A national web-resource that shares information to help people get a better understanding of ADHD, links to an extensive list of healthcare professionals and support from organisations from across New Zealand, and enables people to connect on their closed ADHD NZ Facebook page and at local events.
www.adhd.org.nz | www.facebook.com/ADHDNZ/

Attitude Live
Attitude TV is the world’s largest online collection of documentaries telling real stories of New Zealanders living with disability. It’s a place where people can watch great content, but also learn and connect with others.
www.attitudelive.com/ | www.facebook.com/attitudetv/

Autism NZ
Autism NZ provide support, information and education on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for individuals, their family/whānau, caregivers, and professionals who engage with them.
www.autismnz.org.nz/ | 0800 AUTISM (0800 288 476) or 04 803 3501 | info@autismnz.org.nz

Blind Low Vision NZ
Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind) is the country’s main provider of sight loss services to blind and partially sighted New Zealanders, with branches all around the country. A list of regional branches can be found on the website.
https://blindlowvision.org.nz/| National Office: Awhina House, 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell, Auckland| (09) 355 6900 | 0800 24 33 33 | info@blindlowvision.org.nz

Brain Injury New Zealand
Brain Injury New Zealand represents 14 regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand that provide education, advocacy, support and information to any person with a brain injury and their families and carers. The Auckland based National Office provides support for the regional associations, national level advocacy, political review, and operates an Education Advisory Service.
www.brain-injury.org.nz | National Office: North Shore LIFE Centre, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany, Auckland | 09 414 5693 | national@brain-injury.org.nz

Deafradio is a Deaf-run creative hub that provides Deaf Radio and promotes New Zealand Sign Language accessibility.
http://www.deafradio.co.nz/ | www.facebook.com/DeafradioHQ | hello@deafradio.co.nz | www.twitter.com/DeafradioHQ

Dyslexia Foundation of NZ
The Dyslexia Foundation provides services and information for the estimated one in ten New Zealanders with dyslexia as well as to those supporting them. You can contact them through the email form on their website below.

Dyspraxia Support Group of NZ Inc.
The Dyspraxia Support Group of NZ provides support, training, resources and information about Developmental Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. They support children, young adults and adults with Developmental Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, their family/whanau; caregivers; and professionals working in related field. Head office based in Christchurch with a website full of national resources.
http://dyspraxia.org.nz/ |  03 358 3249 | dyspraxia.centre@xtra.co.nz

ENABLE Information
National disability Information and Referral Service.
See Help Lines for disability related phone line services.

Explore is a national provider of specialist behaviour support services for children and youth with disabilities and parent support for those who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
www.explore.org.nz | 0800 000 421 | Head office: Level 13 AIA Tower
34-42 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington | explore@explore.org.n

FASD Care Action Network NZ
Find support and information for individuals with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. Contact details for various team members available on the website below.

IDEA Services
IDEA Services is New Zealand’s largest provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities and their families/whānau. Their range of services support people with intellectual disabilities to enjoy great lives as part of their communities and include Supported Living services, residential services, and specialist services for people who experience mental health difficulties alongside intellectual disability.
https://www.idea.org.nz/ | Head office phone: 0800 442 442 or 04 472 2247

Literacy Aotearoa
Literacy Aotearoa’s core activity is delivering learning services to adults nationwide, in the community and in workplaces, assisting them to improve their literacy, numeracy and communication skills.
www.literacy.org.nz/ | 0800 678 910

National Foundation for the Deaf
A Non-Profit Organisation supporting Deaf and Hearing Impaired people in New Zealand. The Foundation operates six member groups, each with a range of offices around the country. These groups are the Hearing Association of New Zealand, the Deafness Research Foundation, New Zealand Acoustical Society, New Zealand Audiological Society, the
New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children, and the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology. Each member group provides a different service for hearing impaired people. The Foundation website houses a list of services for people with hearing impairments, information about scholarships and grants for people with hearing impairments and links to their member groups who provide support.
www.nfd.org.nz | 205 Parnell Rd, PO Box 37729, Parnell, Auckland 1151 | 0800 867 446 | enquiries@nfd.org.nz

Parent 2 Parent
Parent 2 Parent provides free and confidential peer support for parents of young people with disabilities and health challenges, with branches across the country.
https://parent2parent.org.nz/ | 0508 236 236 | www.facebook.com/parent2parentnz

An online translation service, Seeflow specialises in high-quality translations between English and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), making information accessible to the Deaf community.

Sensory Corner
Sensory Corner provides an online store where you can purchase equipment for sensory modulation and sensory processing. They have a shop you can visit in Auckland by arrangement.
www.sensorycorner.co.nz/ | Sensory Corner, Unit 15A/169 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland | 0800 34 34 38

Spectrum Care Trust
Spectrum Care is a leading provider of services for New Zealanders who live with disability including autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder and intellectual disability. Access home support, youth support, employment support, and advocacy.
www.spectrumcare.org.nz/ | 09 634 3790 | info@spectrumcare.org.nz

SPELD NZ is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in assisting people with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities by providing specialist assessment, support, and tuition.
www.speld.org.nz/ | 0800 773 536

Telefriend Sight Loss Peer Support
A confidential peer support service that provides telephone support and care calls for blind and vision impaired people. Available Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Outside these hours leave a message and your call will be returned.
https://blindlowvision.org.nz/our-stories/telefriend/ | 0800 100 051


Auckland Brain Injury Rehabilitation Specialists
ABI Rehab Specialists provide comprehensive services for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke.
www.abi-rehab.co.nz/ | Head Office: 180 Metcalfe Rd, Ranui, Auckland | 09 831 0070 | enquiry@abi-rehab.co.nz

Child’s Play
A private occupational therapy service that is able to provide specialist assessments and supports for children and adolescents with sensory processing disorders, including sensory integration therapy.
www.childsplayot.net/ | 127/131 Newton Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland. | 09 300 6324 or 027 469 5884 | enquiries@childsplayot.co.nz 

Children’s Autism Foundation
Children’s Autism Foundation operates the SHINE programme and a variety of support groups in suburban areas as well as information based groups and workshops. Current support groups include a monthly Parent Network group and a Resource Library for Parents and Professionals.
www.autism.org.nz | 70 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton | admin@autism.org.nz

FASD Centre Aotearoa
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre, Aotearoa is a specialised clinic in Auckland, New Zealand catering to the needs of children, young people and adults who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol and may be experiencing a range of difficulties in their everyday lives with learning, behaviour, emotions and relationships. We assess and come to an in depth understanding of strengths and difficulties so that circles of care and support can be wrapped around the individual with FASD and their families to enable them to do well.
www.fasd.org.nz/ | 3 William Laurie Place, Albany | coordinator@fasd.org.nz

Neuro Rehab Results
A disability service providing comprehensive and holistic neurological rehabilitation services of a high standard. The services offered are physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, dietetics, social work and nursing.
http://neurorehab.co.nz/ | 37 Kawana St, Northcote, Auckland | Phone 09 480 6464 | results@neurorehab.co.nz

Parent and Family Resource Centre
The PFRC provides a point of contact for parents/professionals to get information/advice by phone or email, runs a variety of seminars in the community (usually in several different locations throughout Auckland and host the annual Transition Expo which explores the progression from school to community life for a young person with a disability.
www.pfrc.org.nz/ | 09 636 0351 | admin@pfrc.org.nz

Pro-Ed is a specialist assessment and therapy service for children and youth with learning and behavioural challenges. They have offices across the Auckland region.
www.proed.co.nz/ | 09 478 5523 | info@proed.co.nz

Kidz Therapy
A multidisciplinary private practice specialising in assessment and treatment of neurocognitive challenges like ADHD, specific learning disorders, and intellectual disabilities, speech-language difficulties, and sensory processing disorders alongside intervention for anxiety and other emotional and behavioural difficulties among children and adolescents.
https://kidztherapy.co.nz/ | 642 New North Rd, Morningside, Auckland | 09 849 4232 | info@kidztherapy.co.nz

Rainbow House
A specialist counselling service for children and youth who experience ADHD and/or Austism Spectrum Disorder. Based in Greenlane.
www.rainbowhouse.net.nz/ | (09) 520 4030 | therainbowhouse@gmail.com

Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre
Raukatauri provides Music Therapy for young people with experience of disabilities.
www.rmtc.org.nz| 15 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Auckland | 09 360 0889 | info@rmtc.org.nz

Spark Centre for Creative Development
Access Arts for people with disabilities. See listing in Creative Connections

Taikura Trust
Taikura provide FREE needs assessment and service coordination (NASC) in the greater Auckland region – from Mercer to Wellsford. They will find out if you are eligible to receive Ministry of Health funded disability supports and services and make sure your disability needs are met throughout your life.
www.taikura.org.nz/ | 0800 TAIKURA (0800 824 5872) | info@taikura.org.nz

Wilson Home Trust
The Wilson Home Trust provides a range of services within the upper North Island for children living with physical disabilities and their families.
www.wilsonhometrust.org.nz/ | 1 St Leonard’s Road, Takapuna | 09 488 0126 or 0800 948 787 | info@wilsonhometrust.org.nz

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