This page lists information and resources from different service providers that help to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people living with disabilities.
National information and advisory service for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, whanau and the wider community.
Autism New Zealand Inc
Provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on Autism Spectrum disorders including Aspergers Syndrome.
Promotes the well being and independence of visually impaired people. Provides the support needed for them to achieve personal independence and fulfilment.
Brain Injury Association
Provides advocacy, education and information for people with brain injury, their families and the wider community.
Brain Injury Association – Hawkes Bay
Provides education, advocacy, support and information to any person with a brain injury, their families and carers.
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Research and learning organisation committed to improving the lives of New Zealanders living with permanent disability as a result of serious injury or illness.
Canterbury Down Syndrome Association Inc
A support group of parents of children with Down Syndrome.
CCS Disability Action
Provides support to people with disabilities.
Central Normal School
Provides wide ranging programmes to support the learning needs of children with disabilities.
Centre for Learning, Integration and Managing Behaviour (CLIMB)
Provides support for children and teenagers diagnosed with Autism and other spectrum disorders.
Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand
Enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy in NZ by empowering them to make their own choices.
Champion Centre (Christchurch Early Intervention Trust)
Provides a range of assessment, monitoring and Early Intervention services children with special needs from birth to school age.
Child Development Service
A service for children and young people who have, or are at risk of having, sensory, physical or intellectual disabilities.
Children’s Autism Foundation
Provides support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
Christchurch Special Needs Library
Provides and hires out Educational and Therapeutic resources for those of all ages with physical, cognitive, developmental, emotional, social and sensory needs.
Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation
Provides support to children and teenagers who have Asperger’s Syndrome.
Community Living Trust
Supports people with an intellectual disability and those with very similar needs to lead ordinary quality lifestyles in the community.
Provides support to people who have physical and/or intellectual impairments in all aspects of daily living, including opportunities to meet with others and participate in the local community.
Cri-Du-Chat – Howick
Tel: +64 (9) 534 1803
Provides support to parents of children with Cri-Du-Chat syndrome
Dance Therapy NZ
Support and empower individuals & groups through the use of Dance Movement Therapy and Arts Therapy, with a focus on those with disabilities, special needs, and at risk/low income communities.
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Deaf Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.
Deaf Blind New Zealand
Advocate and support group for Deaf blind people in NZ.
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association offers information and a support group for people with EB and their families.
Disability Information Service
Free information service that provides disability and health related information to the Otago region.
Disabilities Information Service – South Canterbury
Provides free generic information and referral service on all disabilities and health related issues.
Disability Support Services (DSS)
Provides residential support, day services and respite care for people with an intellectual or physical disability.
Te Pou is a hub of workforce and leadership development for the disability workforce in New Zealand.
Disabilities Resource Centre Trust
Supplies disability and health related services to the greater Eastern Bay of Plenty
Disabled Persons Assembly
Represents people with disabilities and it is involved in advocacy on their behalf.
Disabled Snowsports Canterbury
Encourages people with disabilities to learn to ski not only for recreation, but also to experience the sense of freedom of mobility, build self esteem, independence and confidence.
Disabled Snow Sports New Zealand
Provides ski recreation programmes and support for people with disabilities.
Donald Beasley Institute
Promotes research and education in the field of intellectual disability.
Driving Miss Daisy
Transportation and company services for the elderly, children, disabled and for anyone who is unable to drive.
Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand
A support group to empower all people experiencing the impact of Developmental Dyspraxia.
Elevate Christian Disability Trust
Empowers people with disabilities to live to their full potential physically, mentally, socially and spiritually through their local Church communities.
Recruitment consultancy that specialises in helping disabled people achieve their highest career goals and aspirations.
Emerge Supported Employment Trust
Provides a supported employment service for people with disabilities.
Enable New Zealand
Supports disabled people to live everyday lives with choice and independence in their communities.
Provides young people with a disability a supportive home for independent living.
Fairhaven School (Napier)
State, Co-Educational, School for Intellectual Impairments
Ferndale School (Christchurch)
Special Education School, catering for students aged from 5 to 21.
Footy for All Charitable Trust (FACT)
A Charitable Trust providing fun soccer and turbo touch programmes for the Intellectually Disabled, Mental Health Sector, the Homeless and Refugees, of all ages.
Provides mobility vehicle rental services.
Good Partners Homecare and Nursing
Provides homecare services for older people and people living with disabilities (younger and older adults).
Group Special Education – National Office
Provides services for the benefit of people with learning difficulties.
Guillain – Barre Support Group
Provides support, information on topics related to GBS.
Funds sporting opportunities for those with physical disability.
Tel: (09) 404 0241
Community residential support for intellectually disabled people.
Head Injury Society of NZ
Supports people with head injuries to reach their full potential and to achieve an optimum quality of life.
Health & Disability Advocacy Service
Provides information (free of charge) and support to deal with concerns or complaints related to health and disability services.
Health Navigator New Zealand
Online guide to providing easy to understand health information.
Provides residential, vocational and educational care for intellectually disabled people.
Horizons Day Options Trust
Supports adults with an intellectual disability in a range of day activities or community participation.
Howowhenua Stairway Inc
Cellphone: +64 (27) 258 8757
Supports people with disabilities in the community through social interaction.
Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust – Lower Hutt http://www.hvdrt.org.nz
A charitable trust providing a range of programmes and activities with a vocational focus for people with disabilities.
IDEA Services – IHC
Support children and adults with an intellectual disability through Family/Whanau Services with Home Support, Shared Care, Foster Care, Contract Board and Respite Care.
IKON Engineering Development Ltd
Make and supply modifications to vehicles for drivers with disabilities.
Provides advice and support to people with disabilities and their families.
Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation
Provide t rehabilitation through Conductive Education for people with neurological disorders in New Zealand.
Charitable social enterprise that provides a diverse range of community based services to people with a disability, injury or health concern.
Jolt Integrated Dance
Educational integrated Dance Trust. Provides classes, workshops and performance opportunities that enable people with disabilities to have a creative voice.
Justice Action Group
Advocate for people with an intellectual disability or cognitive impairment.
Provides a supportive, dynamic and connected environment where people can realise their individual potential as a contributing member of their community by providing a supportive and enriching paid work environment.
Kimi Ora School for Students with Physical Disabilities – Wellington
A school for students 5 – 21 who live in the greater Wellington who have a physical disability.
Kowhai Special School
School catering for children aged 5 to 21 with special needs and intellectual disabilities.
KiwiAble – Christchurch
Provides information on sport, leisure and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.
Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation
24hr support provided in a community residential setting for people aged 16 and over who have a sensory and /or physical disability, or an acquired brain injury.
Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust NZ – Wellington
Collective information and support to parents and families of educationally challenged – gifted children, that are not catered for inside our education system.
Holiday programme for children. Provides a safe, fun and exciting environment designed for, but not limited to children with disabilities.
Life Links – Canterbury
Contracted to MOH/DHB to provide Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination for people with physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric, alcohol and drug disabilities.
Provides a residential service and support for men with intellectual disabilies, ages range from 26 to 57 years.
Provide information and resources for Mobility Dogs
Information about mobility parking permits.
Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ Inc – National Office
Supports people living with MND through information, support, advocacy and awareness, includes people with MND, their families, carers and the health professionals who support them.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand
Information, education and support for people with MS and their support networks.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Provides information, support and advocacy to all people with neuromuscular conditions and their families.
Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service
Offers advocacy support to people who have a complaint about a health or disability provider.
New Zealand Foundation for Conductive Education
Aims to progress the development, provision and profile of Conductive Education in New Zealand for people with motor disorders.
New Zealand Down Syndrome Association
Supports families and friends of individuals with Down syndrome.
New Zealand Down Syndrome Association – Canterbury
Provides support to parents of children with Down Syndrome.
New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres
Promotes and supports the local provision of generic disability information and referral services.
Ngati Kapo O Aotearoa
National Māori health and disability service provider that is driven by and for Māori disabled consumers and their families – kāpo Māori and their whānau.
NorthAble Disability Services
Northland’s primary Disability Resource Centre.
School for students with special needs.
Options in Community Living
Provides support services for people with an intellectual.
Optionz Brain Rehabilitation and Recovery Trust
Provides rehabilitation services for individuals who have sustained a traumatic or acquired brain injury.
Sport and recreation for people with disabilities within the Canterbury region.
Provides low interest loan funding to people with physical disabilities.
Offers sports training and competition programmes to any person who is intellectually disabled regardless of their age or disability.
Comprehensive directory providing information for disabled people, (their families, whanau, caregivers) and health professionals.