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Disability / Special Needs

Disability / Special Needs

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 Service (ILS)

  • Telephone 0800 625 100 or 09 550 3387
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  • 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 provides: Information on disability issues and advisory services through Information Consultants (English and Asian speaking) and the Mobile Service. A range of products to support daily living activities, safety and independence Mobility hire equipment Lottery Grant mobility equipment Access audits

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust

  • Telephone 0800 543 769 or 03 543 2669
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  • Address 206 George Harvey Rd, RD1, Upper Moutere, Nelson 7173
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
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.

Mapura Studios

  • Telephone 09 8455361
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  • 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.  We provide a professional service in person-centred visual arts learning, creative therapies, and art practice.

ME/CFS Support (Auckland) Inc.

  • Telephone 020 41073519 (Support Worker)
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  • Address 54 Kopiko Rd, Titirangi, Auckland
  • FAX Facebook Search “ME/CFS Auckland Support Group”
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
ME Auckland is a charity supporting people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and their whanau, in the Auckland region. They offer information and resources, and have a free support worker service who can make home visits. Their Support Worker is also able to advocate for patients with Work and Income and medical appointments.

Mt Tabor Trust

  • Telephone 09 420 9701
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  • Address 20A Garfield Road Helensville 0800
  • Postal Address PO Box 121, Helensville 0840
  • 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.

National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD)

  • Telephone 0800 867 446
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  • 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!

New Dawn Partnership Incorporated

  • Telephone 09 486 4869
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  • Address 18 Pierce Road, Milford, North Shore, Auckland 0620
  • Postal Address PO Box 31795, Milford, Auckland
  • 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

  • Telephone 09 426 8110
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  • Address 79 Aubrey Road, RD3, Stillwater 0993
  • Postal Address PO Box 448, Silverdale 0944
  • 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.

PHAB (Physically Disabled & Able Bodied Assn Inc.)

  • Telephone 09 488 7490
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  • Address 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna, North Shore 0622
  • Postal Address PO Box 33 698, Takapuna 0740
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
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

  • Telephone 09 250 4346
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  • Address 8 Lambie Drive, Papatotoe, Auckland 2104
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
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

  • Telephone 09 634 3790
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  • Address 270 Neilson Street Onehunga Auckland 1061
  • Postal Address PO Box 91-147 Victoria St West Auckland 1142
  • FAX 09 634 3791
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Spectrum Care is an independent charitable trust that supports children, young people and adults with disabilities and their whānau. We offer a wide array of personalised and flexible support options for people of all ages and stages in the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Wellington regions. Call us today to find out more about our individualised support options.

SPELD NZ

  • Telephone 0800 773 536
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  • Address 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland
  • Postal Address PO Box 24-617, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
  • 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. We provide: Diagnostic assessment One-on-one individualised tuition Information and support Training for parents, whanau, teachers, teacher aides, assessors and other interested professionals. Our methods are research based and proven to greatly enhance educational and cognitive ability.

Taikura Trust

  • Telephone 0800 824 5872
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  • Address Building 1, 570 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
  • Postal Address PO Box 132 324, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Taikura Trust is contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide NASC (Needs Assessment andService 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. Our 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

  • Telephone 09 832 4988
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  • Address 162 Pooks Road, Swanson, Auckland 0612
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Providing a supportive environment to enable adults with intellectual disabilities to live a good life. Set on a rural setting, provides a 24/7 residential and a vocational service for adults with an intellectual disability. The meaning of Te Rori a Mua is "the road ahead" and this provides the foundation to ensure the organisation focuses on the future to provide quality services to meet the needs, aspirations and wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

The Agape Homes Trust (Agape Care)

  • Telephone 09 837 8597
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  • Address 4210 Great North Road, Glendene, Auckland, 0602
  • Postal Address PO Box 69210 , Glendene, Auckland 0645
  • Regions Served Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
To transform the lives of people with intellectual/learning disabilities. The Agape Homes Trust (known as Agape Care) is a Christian Ministry, and is governed by a 'Caring with Love' philosophy, providing the highest standards in all relationships, encouraging innovation and diligence in all we do. It is a place where each person is loved for themselves in an environment where they can freely grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Agape Care has been providing services to people with intellectual disabilities since 1996.

The Wilson Home Trust

  • Telephone 09 488 0126 or 0800 948 787
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  • Address 1 St Leonards Road, Hauraki, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
  • Postal Address Private Bag 93517, Takapuna 0740
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Wilson Home Trust provides a range of support for children with physical disabilities, in the wider Auckland, Northland, Waikato, East Cape and Bay of Plenty, as well as collaborating with the range of health, education and community organisations that provide services for children with disabilities.

UpsideDowns Education Trust

  • Telephone 022 123 0944
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  • Address 4 Stilwell Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
UpsideDowns provides access to life-changing speech and language therapy for kids with Down syndrome across Aotearoa. We fund up to 100% of the cost of any NZSTA-registered therapist. As we are entirely self-funded, there is a short waitlist for funding of around 3-4 months. If you have a child with Down syndrome, we’d love to hear from you!

Vaka Tautua

  • Telephone 0800 825 282 or 09 250 1812, 09 836 6534 (Waitakere)
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  • Address Unit 7, 586 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2025
    102 Henderson Valley, Henderson, Auckland 0612 (Waitakere)
  • Postal Address PO Box 23244, Hunters Corner, Auckland, 2155
  • 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 peoples, people living with disability and those needing support for mental health.
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