Where else can I get information?

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

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  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau
  • All Early Learning Services
  • School Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki



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ADHD New Zealand(external link)

Altogether Autism(external link)

Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand(external link)

Autism New Zealand(external link)

Blind Foundation(external link)

Child Development Service — Ministry of Health(external link)

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand(external link)

Deafblind New Zealand(external link)

Deaf Children New Zealand — Tamariki Turi O Aotearoa(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)

Enabling Good Lives — An approach to supporting disabled people(external link)

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

Explore Specialist Advice, HealthCare NZ — National provider of behaviour support for people with disabilities(external link)

Foetal Alcohol Network NZ(external link)

Health and Disability Commissioner(external link)

Hearing Association of New Zealand(external link)

IEAG Inclusive Education Action Group(external link)

IHC — support and information on intellectual disabilities(external link)

Kelston Deaf Education Centre(external link)

Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand(external link)

National Assembly of People with Disabilities(external link)

National Foundation for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing(external link)

Needs Assessment Service Coordination — Ministry of Health (NASC)(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 — Sport and recreation for people with physical disabilities(external link)

Parent to Parent — Support for parents of children with learning support needs(external link)

Parents of Vision Impaired New Zealand(external link)

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

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

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

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

Van Asch Deaf Education Centre(external link)

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