Several support groups are available for individuals, or families/carers of individuals, with communication or swallowing difficulties.
Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust
Awhi Mai Stroke Trust - Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori
Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand
Huntington’s Disease Association
Learning Disability Association of New Zealand (LDANZ).
Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand
Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand
National Foundation for the Deaf
Parkinson’s Society of New Zealand
Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
The following organisations offer broader support to people with a range of disabilities:
CCS Disability Action - offers a broad range of support services for disabled people, families and whānau, including information, creating meaningful community connections, helping to navigate and access your support options, and advocating to ensure your voice is heard.
Disability Connect- is a disability information advisory service that operates throughout Auckland – north to Warkworth, and south to Bombay. Join the weekly Monday evening parents’ support group.
Lifelinks - facilitate disability support services for people aged between 0-65 years who have an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability (or a combination of these) and their families/whānau/aiga/caregivers in Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast.
Manawanui - a social enterprise and a provider of individualised funding (IF) services for people in the disability community.
- Weekly live Facebook – Tuesdays at 4.30 pm
- 15 regional face-to-face meetings