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Disability / Special Needs

Disability / Special Needs

111 TXT

Overview
An emergency 111 TXT service for people with hearing or speech difficulties. Do you have difficulty hearing or talking on the phone? Register now for the 111 TXT service so you can contact Fire, Ambulance or Police in an emergency. For more information and registration, visit www.police.govt.nz/111-txt

A Supported Life (ASL)

  • Telephone 09 836 1740 Ext3
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  • Address 104 Lincoln Road, Henderson
  • Postal Address PO Box 83254, Edmonton, Waitakere 0652 Auckland
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
ASL supports persons with intellectual disability in the community in West Auckland. The service provides residential support in a range of flexible home life options and opportunities related to day support in an arts and educational facility and community connections through volunteering and employment.

Abilities Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Cost of Service - Other

    Some services are free while the cost for other services varies with the requirements. Cost quotations given prior to any service.

  • Telephone 09 444 0611
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 91 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0627
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Abilities is a not-for-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful work (such as recycling, hard drive & data destruction, e waste services, assembly and packaging etc). Abilities achieve this through the employment of people with disabilities at their facility, undertaking work suited to the ability of each individual in a safe and supportive environment. Services provided by Abilities staff will incur a cost.

Altogether Autism

  • Telephone 0800 273 463
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, families and whanau Friends of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders Anyone in the community who wants to know more

Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 838 6696
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 82 Tirimoana Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland 0602
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
Arohanui School is a Ministry of Education day school for students with disabilities, catering for students from 5 to 21 years. The school integrates a range of therapy interventions in to classroom programmes. The school has a number of satellite classrooms in West Auckland schools, and also offers an itinerant teaching service to ORS funded students in mainstream schools.

Auckland Disability Law (ADL)

  • Telephone 09 257 5140 or 0274575140 (text only)
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  • Address Unit 9, Shop 27, Mangere Town Centre, Mangere 2153
  • Postal Address PO Box 43201, Mangere, Auckland
  • FAX 09 275 4693
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Auckland Disability Law provides information, advice and referral services throughout the Auckland region to those with disability related legal issues. ADL also provides education sessions to community groups and individuals on disability related legal topics.

Auckland Down Syndrome Association (ADSA)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 527 0060
    021 247 2966
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Birkenhead, Auckland
  • Postal Address PO Box 132033, Sylvia Park, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1644
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Auckland Down Syndrome Association Inc (ADSA) provides information and support for people with Down syndrome and their families across Auckland. We support new parents, connect families through coffee groups, playdates, and social clubs. We also have a great resource library, and run education courses for schools. Contact our Community Liaison Coordinator - Paula - for assistance or visit www.adsa.org.nz.

Autism New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 288 476
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  • Address 642 New North Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1022
  • Postal Address PO Box 41420, St Lukes, Auckland 1346
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Information Coordination Outreach Service Adult Youth Liaison Support Groups Training Library Serves all of the Far North, Northland and Auckland through to Pokeno

Autism New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 288 476
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 642 New North Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1022
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Autism New Zealand provides: Information Coordination Outreach Service Adult Youth Liaison Support Groups Training Library All services are free, excluding the Education Programmes which do incur a cost.

Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly Blind Foundation)

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Cost of Service - Other Equipment purchase can be high cost but as its not a service I havent selected other.
  • Telephone 0800 243 333
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Blind Low Vision NZ is the main provider of practical and emotional support for people who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision. BLVNZ equips people with the skills needed to participate fully in society, which includes support in living independently and getting around, help with technology and ways to continue reading and communicating, and advice on employment.

Care on Call

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost, Other
  • Cost of Service - Other

    Care On Call provides MOH, ACC funded services as well as privately paid support

  • Telephone 0800 664 422 or 09 966 0011
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  • Address Level 5, 55 Anzac Ave, 1010
  • Postal Address PO Box 9522, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Care on Call provide in home care services to those in need including supporting people with personal care, companionship and a range of household tasks. Care on Call also offer specialised services such as Dementia care, end of life support and rehabilitation services. Care On Call provides Ministry of Health and ACC funded services as well as privately paid support.

CCS Disability Action

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 625 9378
    0800 227 2255
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland 1061
  • Postal Address PO Box 24327, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
CCS Disability Action provide support, advice and information relating to disability. They offer a range of services for disabled people and their family and whānau. All of their support services (with the exception of Mobility Parking) are free. To access their services please get in touch with them directly to discuss your needs and what they can offer you.

Deaf Aotearoa Holdings Ltd

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Cost of Service - Other Deaf Aotearoa Services are free, however, iSign interpreters may incur a cost.
  • Telephone 0800 332 322
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  • Postal Address PO Box 15 770, New Lynn, Auckland 0640
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Deaf Aotearoa provides nationwide services to the NZ Deaf community: First Signs: NZSL access & language development for families of deaf children aged 0-5. Youth: Developing Deaf identities, leadership skills, youth internship programme. Employment: Transition programme, job seeking support, job retention & upskill support. Hauora: Needs assessment, assistive equipment, information & advice. iSign: NZSL interpreting services. Interpreters may incur a cost in some circumstances. Adult Community Education: courses for the Deaf community & NZSL deaf awareness courses for organisations.

Disability Connect (Parent and Family Resource Centre)

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 09 636 0351
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  • Address 3B Olive Road, Penrose
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Disability Connect provides direct info/advice by phone, email and face to face meetings as well as seminars and print publications.

Empowerment Trust

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 543 769
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Empowerment Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to teach people of all ages and abilities the skills to keep themselves physically and emotionally safe with people they know and don't know.

Geneva Healthcare Support Services

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 353 828
    09 531 5600
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 13 Coyle Street, Sandringham, Auckland 1025
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Geneva Healthcare Support Services can give the support you need to find a job and continue your employment. Whatever your disability, injury or health concern, Geneva Healthcare Support Services can support you with Rehabilitation, Deaf Services, Transition Services for school leavers, and Vocational programs for VHN funded young adults, so you can live independently, and enjoy living in your community.

Health and Disability Commissioner's Office (HDC)

  • Telephone 0800 112 233
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  • Address Level 10, Tower Centre, 45 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
  • Postal Address PO Box 1791, Auckland 1140
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The role of the Commissioner is to promote and protect the rights of health and disability consumers (pursuant to the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994) and to facilitate the fair, simple, speedy and efficient resolution of complaints. Brochures are available detailing the rights under the Code and how to lodge a complaint. This is a nationwide service.

Human Rights Commission (HRC)

  • Telephone 0800 496 877
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  • Address Level 7, The AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland
  • Postal Address PO Box 6751, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
  • Regions Served Other Auckland areas
Overview
Advocates and promotes respect for, and understanding and appreciation of, human rights. Encourages the maintenance and development of harmonious relationships between individuals and diverse groups in NZ society. Also has the power to resolve disputes relating to unlawful discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against you should contact the Commission. Language Line interpreting service and sign language interpreters are available.

IDEA Services Ltd

  • Telephone 09 523 4198 (North Shore) or 09 529 8758 (Waitakere)
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  • Address 3 Margo St, Newmarket 1051 (Northern Regional Office)
    7 Great North Road, New Lynn 0600 (Central and West Auckland)
  • Postal Address PO Box 8072, Symonds St, Auckland 1150
    PO Box 1297, New Lynn 0640 (Waitakere)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
IDEA Services is a progressive organisation, which encourages and supports people with intellectual disabilites to succeed in their daily lives, learn new skills, be involved in the community and to lead fulfilling lives.

Independent Living Charitable Trust (ILS)

  • Telephone 0800 625 100 or 09 550 3387
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 13 Bute Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630
  • Postal Address PO Box 24042, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
ILS is a charitable trust that delivers the Disability Information Advisory Services (DIAS); providing free, independent information and advice to those with disabilities and the public through Information Consultants (English and Asian speaking) and the Mobile Service. DIAS also provides information on accessing funded disability support services. ILS also provide a range of other services such as mobility hire equipment, access audits etc which do incur a cost.
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