Other ASD Support/Social Groups

Indian Families’ Support Group (run by Disability Connect), for families who have children with autism of all ages. The meeting begins with a presentation by a specialist on a chosen topic and is followed by a shared lunch and the opportunity to chat with other parents. Free of charge.
Where: 30 Albion Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
When: Contact Sanny Chan for monthly meeting details
Contact: Sanny Chan, Ph: 526 1298, or email: admin@diabilityconnect.org.nz to be added to the support group database for meeting reminders.

North Shore Autism Support Group,for parents who have children on the spectrum of all ages. The facility is a safe environment to bring your preschooler if necessary, although they remain your responsibility. The only area to keep an eye on is the hot water urn for the tea and coffee.
Where: Windsor Park Baptist Church, 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay – Rimu Room
When: Last Friday of the month @ 10am. Note: this group does not meet during the school holidays.
Contact: Helen Milmine, Ph: 09 414 2164 or email: nsasdsupportgroup@gmail.com

PHAB Social Youth Clubs for Teens with a disability (including autism), aged 16+ years
Where: Throughout Auckland: Central Youth, Henderson Social, Waitakere Social, North Shore. Royal Oak Seniors, Waitakere Seniors, Eastern Beach, Takapuna Youth, Takapuna Social, Orewa Social, Manurewa, Mt Roskill Social, North Shore Social, Manukau, Papatoetoe Youth (PHAB Pasifika).
When: Times and days vary for each group.
Contact: If you are interested in attending a group please complete a PHAB membership form, which is available from Chewy: chewy@phab.org.nz

Home and Family Support Group, for parents of children with Aspergers of any age (i.e., young children or adult children)
Where: At a café in Albany
When: Runs first Saturday of every month 3-5pm
Contact: In the first instance contact Stephen May, Ph: 09 419 9853 or email: stephenm@homeandfamily.org.nz

Chit-Chat 4 All, a social skills group for students and young adults with Aspergers Syndrome aged between 15–22 years. $25 per week, payable on arrival. The group is run by Samantha McGillivray who is a speech and language therapist.
Where: One Tree Hill, the address will be advised when you make contact.
When: Every Saturday with 1 hour sessions available at 11am–12pm and 12:30pm–1:30pm
Contact: Samantha McGillivray, 0210692506, www.speech4all.co.nz, www.facebook.co.nz/speech4all

Whangaparaoa Support/coffee group, for parents of childre with ASD
Where: Whangaparaoa Library
When: from 9:30am - 12pm, 17th April
Contact: Jo-Anne, email: joannef67@gmail.com

Sensational Siblings,for siblings of ASD families, 8-14 years.
Where: Takapuna; venue to be confirmed for each date as may involve a trip out to the cinema, ice skating, ten pin bowling, laser tag , indoor rock climbing, or a restaurant (each sibling pays for themselves)
When: every second Friday , 6-8pm, next date 29th May 2015.
Contact for initial enquires: Chewy Wilson, (09) 488 7490, 0274334627 or email: chewy@phab.org.nz. Tom Mellor and Sarah Dent run Sensational Siblings.
Visit:http://www.phab.org.nz/what-we-do/sensational-siblings

West Auckland ADHD and ASD Support Group for Parents and Carers of children with ASD , ADHD, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia
Where: IGNITE Waitakere, 184 Lincoln Rd, Henderson
When: Third Monday of each month, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Contact: Sue, Ph: 836 1941 or email: westlinksfamilyservices@xtra.co.nz

Pasifika Autism Support Group (PASG)
Seeking to provide Support, Informative & Awareness in Auckland for the Pasifika Community.
Where: Riverside Community Centre, Cnr Bernard & Peace Ave, Mt Wellington.
When: For details of meetings and outings please visit the PASG Facebook page.
Contact: Brian, Ph: 021 216 7772 or email: bpulefolau@yahoo.com or Villette, email: asdpasifika@gmail.com

Franklin Autism & Aspergers Support Group for parents and caregivers with children on the spectrum of all ages (incl. adult children)
Where: Te Kupenga room at Parkside Special School, Wellington Street, Pukekohe
When: Last Wednesday each month (except school holidays) from 10am-12pm
Contact: Brenda Branch, Ph: 021 117 3923 or email: branchfamily40@gmail.com

East and South Auckland Special Support Group
Where and When: Please email for details as the time and location varies each month.
Contact: Sue McGehan, Ph: 576 6008, 021 187 3131 or email: suemcgehan@ihug.co.nz

Manukau Family Support Group for families who have children with autism and related disorders.
Where: Manukau New Life Church, 12 Jellicoe Road Manurewa [off Browns Road]
When: Meets first Tuesday of every month 10am-12noon
Contact: Amanda Pierce Ph: 09 279-5524, 0211633021 or email: Be2awesome@gmail.com

Chinese Families’ Support Group (run by Disability Connect) for families who have children with Autism of all ages. The meeting begins with a presentation by a specialist on a chosen topic and is followed by a shared lunch and the opportunity to chat with other parents. Free of charge.
Where: Social Room, Te Tuhi (venue may change after July 2015), 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga
When: Third Tuesday of each month, 9:30am-1:00pm.
Contact: Sanny Chan, Ph: 09 526 1298 or email: admin@diabilityconnect.org.nz to be added to the support group database for meeting reminders.

Indian Families’ Support Group (run by Disability Connect),for families who have children with Autism of all ages. The meeting begins with a presentation by a specialist on a chosen topic and is followed by a shared lunch and the opportunity to chat with other parents. Free of charge.
Where: Theatre Room, Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa
When: Please contact Sanny Chan for monthly meeting details
Contact: Sanny Chan, Ph: 09 526 1298 or email: admin@diabilityconnect.org.nz to be added to the support group database for meeting reminders.