Where else can I get information?

A number of organisations support and inform the families / whānau of children and young people with special education needs. This page provides links to organisations that may be able to provide information and support.

Please note: The Ministry of Education is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

If you know of New Zealand organisations that could be listed here please email special.education@education.govt.nz.

ADHD Support and Information Network (external link)

Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (external link)

Autism New Zealand (external link)

Blind Foundation (external link)

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand (external link)

Deafblind New Zealand (external link)

Disabled Persons Assembly (external link)

Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (external link)

Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand (external link)

Education Review Office (external link)

ENABLE New Zealand (external link) Information service for people with disabilities

Foetal Alcohol Network NZ (external link)

Health and Disability Commissioner (external link)

Hearing Association of New Zealand (external link)

Hohepa: caring for people with special needs (external link)

IEAG Inclusive Education Action Group (external link)

IHC Support and information on intellectual disabilities (external link)

Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand (external link)

National Assembly of People with Disabilities (external link)

National Foundation for the Deaf Inc (external link)

New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (external link)

New Zealand Audiological Society (external link)

New Zealand CCS (external link)

New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (external link)

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (external link)

New Zealand health and disability support groups (external link)

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (external link)

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association Inc (external link)

New Zealand School Trustees Association (external link)

New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA) (external link)

New Zealand Spinal Trust (external link)

Parafed Canterbury (external link) Sport and recreation for people with physical disabilities

Parent to Parent (external link) Support for parents of children with special needs

Parents of Vision Impaired New Zealand (external link)

SAFE Network (external link) Provides students (5-17 years old) with specialist assessment and treatment relating to harmful sexual behaviour

SPELD NZ (external link) Provide support for people with learning problems

TalkLink Communication Centres (external link) Provide assistive technology services for people with disabilities

Te Kete Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre (external link)

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