Several support groups are available for individuals, or families/carers of individuals, with communication or swallowing difficulties.
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.
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.