Organisations and Services

ACC - National Serious Injury Service

ACC's National Serious Injury Service specialises in helping people that have lasting impairments or disabilities as a result of an accident. Our aim is to help people and their whanau/families adjust to life with a disability. We do this by helping our clients set goals they want to achieve (such as living independently or participating in work), and determining what support they'll need to achieve these goals.
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Aspire Canterbury – Disability Information Service

Aspire Canterbury exists to enable disabled people to get access to the services they want and need. Disabled people are free to get on with their lives, doing what they want when they want with freedom and independence.
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Autism NZ Inc.

To provide education and training for the carers and families of those affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To provide practical support for those with ASD and their families. To provide services that reflects partnerships regardless of the culture mix of the client group in recognition of New Zealand’s heritage and the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi.
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Autism Services

Provides a range of support services for people on the autism spectrum (particularly with Aspergers Syndrome) who might not have all the confidence, skills or experience needed to manage the challenges of modern life.
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CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action is one of the largest providers of disability support services in New Zealand and provides a range of services and programmes.
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Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand Inc

Aim is “To enhance the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy in NZ by empowering them to make their own choices”
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Christchurch Riding for the Disabled

We provide therapeutic horse riding programmes for children & adults to improve their physical, intellectual and emotional well-being.
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Deaf Aotearoa NZ

Provides an interpreter booking service, service co-ordination, needs assessment, equipment assessment, life skills/vocational training programmes and support in employment.
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Delta Community Support Trust

Delta Friendship Link aspires to support people with intellectual and psychological disability to foster friendships of their own accord. At the same time it seeks to break down barriers between people with disabilities and the wider community.
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Dyspraxia Support Group

To increase knowledge and understanding of Developmental Dyspraxia and to ensure that children and families impacted by Developmental Dyspraxia are supported with resources and opportunities to reach their full potential.
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Enable New Zealand

Enable New Zealand is a multi-service organisation working to assist disabled and older people, their families, whanau, hapu, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations.
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Horizons Day Options Trust

Provides a range of community based work, occupational activities, training and support to people with an intellectual disability
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Idea Services

We provide support for people with intellectual disability so they can live, learn, work and enjoy life as part of the community.
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LifeLinks

Aims to promote independence in an accessible world. LifeLinks offers three Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Programmes under contract to the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and the Regional Intellectual Disability Care Agency
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Ministry of Education (Early Childhood Development)

Educational advice and support to early childhood services and to parents.
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Muscular Dystrophy Association Canterbury

Provides support, empowerment aid and counselling to people and their families/whanau, caregivers with neuromuscular conditions and to promote support services within the community.
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New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

To provide information and support to families/whanau of people with Down syndrome
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NZ Foundation for Conductive Education

NZFCE is the umbrella group for the facilities in NZ that provide the Conductive Education programme for children and young persons with motor disorder (conditions such as cerebral palsy).
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NZ Spinal Trust

The New Zealand Spinal Trust operates from the Allan Bean Centre at Burwood Hospital and is firmly focused on supporting independent living and improving the quality of rehabilitation through initiatives, projects and programmes that directly benefit people with spinal cord injuries.
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Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent is a nationwide, not for profit organisation. It was formed in 1983 by a group of parents and professionals who believed in the value of parents supporting parents when faced with the challenge of parenting a child with a disability, health impairment or special need. Through a network of regional groups and trained volunteer Support Parents we provide information and support to thousands of families each year.
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People First

People First New Zealand is a Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO) that is led and directed by people with learning (intellectual) disability. Membership is free and open to all people who identify as having learning disability, over the age of 18 years.
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Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind

Our vision is to empower and support blind and partially sighted people to ensure they have the same opportunities and choices as everyone else.
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