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Disability / Special Needs

Disability / Special Needs

Health and Disability Commissioner's Office (HDC)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 112 233
  • 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
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)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 496 877
  • 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
HRC's purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. They work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. HRC has the power to resolve disputes relating to unlawful discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against please contact the Commission. Language Line interpreting service and sign language interpreters are available.

IDEA Services Ltd

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 529 8716
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 48 Enterprise Street Birkenhead Auckland 0626
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
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)

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Telephone 0800 625 100
    (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
  • 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.

Mapura Studios

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 845 5361
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Ave, St Lukes, Auckland 1022
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Mapura Studios is a creative space offering visual arts, music, movement, cartooning and art therapy programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity, as well as the wider community. They provide a professional service in person-centred visual arts learning, creative therapies, and art practice.

Mt Tabor Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 420 9701
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 20A Garfield Road Helensville 0800
  • Regions Served Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
Mt Tabor Trust provides community housing to people with intellectual, ASD or sensory disabilities to encourage independence, values, responsibilities and awareness of individual and community choices.Referral required.

National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 307 2922
    0800 867 446
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 1, 149-155 Parnell Road
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Foundation gives practical support to thousands of people around New Zealand, on every kind of hearing issue ‚ from how to get financial help for hearing aids to problems requiring diagnosis, letters and referrals. NFD also puts people in contact with and works alongside its member organisations, government departments, and agencies.Check out NFD's website for information about the Silent Leadership Challenge!

Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 555 050
  • 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
The Health & Disability Advocacy Service can help you with your concerns about a provider or service.Their advocates are independent of all health and disability service providers and agencies and can:• Help you understand your rights when using health or disability services• Listen to your concerns• Talk through your options• Help you to formulate your complaint and make a complaint• Support you while you resolve your issue.

New Dawn Partnership Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 486 4869
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 18 Pierce Road, Milford, North Shore, Auckland 0620
  • Regions Served North Shore
Overview
New Dawn Partnership provides a quality day programme for intellectually disabled adults with high and complex needs. Full time programmes operate from Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm. Programmes focus on individual interests, are varied, stimulating and community based.

North Shore Riding for the Disabled

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 426 8110
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 79 Aubrey Road, RD3, Stillwater 0993
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
Overview
North Shore RDA provides therapeutic horse riding for people with disabilities to improve their physical, intellectual and emotional well-being.Horse riding is an activity which stimulates and exercises both mentally and physically. The programmes engage people to assist personal growth, confidence, independence, improve their physical fitness and the development of self esteem.Since October 1975, many hundreds of people have benefited from the services of North Shore RDA.

Parent to Parent

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone [Rodney]
    021 207 2196
    [North Shore]
    021 207 2196
    [Waitakere]
    020 401 18647
  • Email [Rodney]
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  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Parent to Parent empowers families and whanau of people with disabilities or health impairments through supporting parent connections, personalised information packs, parent training courses and sibling support programmes. Caring for a family member who has a disability is an experience that few families anticipate or plan for. Parent to Parent is there to support families to create good everyday lives.

PHAB Association

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 488 7490
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna, North Shore 0622
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
PHAB actively promotes positive integration between people with and without physical disabilities. PHAB holds weekly social clubs throughout the Auckland region as well as events and leadership training. PHAB has a fully accessible youth centre in Takapuna.

Renaissance Group

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 250 4346
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 29 Grove Road Papakura 2110
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Renaissance is an experienced organisation with a track record of delivering outcomes-based community support services to individuals across all different disabilty groups with varied levels of needs. The largest provider of Supported Living services in the Auckland Region, currently supports over 200 disabled people in community living situations across Auckland. The organisations mission is to help people get the best services and support.

Spectrum Care

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 634 3790
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 2, 205 Great South Rd Greenlane, Auckland 1051
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
At Spectrum Care, its no ordinary job. Many of their customers may be non-verbal, but they have plenty to say if you know how to listen. More than a few have substantial physical challenges to meet.The work of Spectrum Care is to help identify the unique potential in every one of the people they support, then lend a hand to help them realise it. No matter how complex someone’s challenges are, they are worthy & they are of immense value.

SPELD NZ

  • Cost of Service Low Cost, Other
  • Telephone 0800 773 536
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
SPELD NZ is a not-for-profit organisation established in the 1970s to help children and adults struggling with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. They provide:• Diagnostic assessment• One-on-one individualised tuition• Information and support• Training for parents, whanau, teachers, teacher aides, assessors and other interested professionals. Their methods are research based and proven to greatly enhance educational and cognitive ability.

Taikura Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 824 5872
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Building 1, 570 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Taikura Trust is contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide NASC (Needs Assessment and Service Coordination) to disabled people across the greater Auckland region, from Mercer to Wellsford.Through Taikura Trust, you may be able to access Disability Support Services, which are funded by the Ministry, and other assistance.Their services are available to people under age 65 with a physical, sensory, or intellectual impairment, or a combination of these.

Te Rori a Mua Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 832 4988
    022 565 3173
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 162 Pooks Road, Swanson, Auckland 0612
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Te Rori a Mua Trust provide a supportive environment to enable adults with intellectual disabilities to live a good life. Set on a rural setting, they provide a 24/7 residential and vocational service for adults with an intellectual disability.

The Wilson Home Trust

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 09 488 0126
    0800 948 787
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 1 St Leonards Road, Hauraki, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Wilson Home Trust is a private Trust that provides information, support and services to physically disabled children and their families, in the wider Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Central Plateau, East Cape and Bay of Plenty regions, as well as collaborating with a range of health, education and community organisations that provide services for children with disabilities. In addition, the site is also now home to a Child Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, six Respite Villas, Wilson School for children with special needs.

UpsideDowns Education Trust

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 0204 077 2400
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address PO Box 77034, Mt Albert, Auckland 1350
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
UpsideDowns provides access to life-changing speech and language therapy for kids with Down syndrome across Aotearoa. They fund up to 100% of the cost of any NZSTA-registered therapist. As they are entirely self-funded, there is a short waitlist for funding of around 3-4 months. If you have a child with Down syndrome, they'd love to hear from you! They support children with Down syndrome from 0 to 21 years of age.

Vaka Tautua

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone [Waitakere]
    (09) 836 6534
    0800 825 282
  • Address [Waitakere]
    102 Henderson Valley, Henderson, Auckland 0612 (Waitakere)
    [Other Auckland areas]
    Unit 7, 586 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2025;
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Vaka Tautua is a charitable organisation that aims to help improve the health and well being of Pacific people in New Zealand.Providing community support for older people, people living with disability and those needing support for mental health.
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