Adult diagnosis

Angela Arnold-Saritepe - Psychologist & Behaviour Analyst
Mobile: (027) 404 0289
Email: itsallbehaviour@xtra.co.nz

Suzanne Glendinning - Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (027) 445 7565 or (09) 445 7565
Email: suglenpsych@gmail.com 

Munira Haidemota - Clinical Psychologist
Ph: (021) 101 6768
Email: munira95@yahoo.com

Marijke Batenburg - Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (09) 630 9297
Email: marijke@mindfulpsychology.co.nz
Website: www.mindfulpsychology.co.nz

Dr Marilyn Willis
Email: Marilyn.willis@aspergers.consulting
Website: www.aspergers.consulting

 
Child and youth diagnosis

Angela Arnold-Saritepe - Psychologist & Behaviour Analyst
Mobile: (027) 404 0289
Email: itsallbehaviour@xtra.co.nz

Clare Stanley - Developmental Paediatrician
KidzHealth
Phone: (09) 524 4333
Email: reception@kidzhealth.co.nz
Website: www.kidzhealth.co.nz

Mark Sinclair - Clinical Psychologist
Mobile: (027) 479 9419
Email: sinclairml@xtra.co.nz

Megan Fowler - Clinical Psychologist
Practice 92, Epsom
Phone: (09) 638 9804

Warwick Smith
Phone: (09) 575 2105, or private (09) 585 0190

Totally Psyched
Email: referrals@psyched.org.nz
Phone: (09) 320 3086

 

Counselling

Arletta van den Bosch
Phone: (09) 908 7974
Mobile: (022) 155 0149
Website: www.childandfamilycounselling.co.nz

Natasha Delgarno - counsellor specialising in relationships and marriage where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome/ADHD traits; adults with Asperger Syndrome; support for parents of children with ASD; burnout and self-care.
Phone: (021) 393 846
Email: jaktherapies@gmail.com

Dave McMillan - Counselling and behaviour therapy for adolescents with ASD.
Phone: (09) 483 7288
Mobile: (027) 362 5584
Email: davemcounselling@hotmail.com

John Hibbs - Counselling children and teenagers, specialising in difficult to reach complex boys.
Email: jhibbs@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.johnhibbs.co.nz

Philip Walker (New Beginnings Therapy) – family therapist who works with young people, adults and couples.
Phone: (021) 058 3234
Email: philip@newbeginningstherapy.co.nz
Website: www.newbeginningstherapy.co.nz

Hilary Mack - 'ASD friendly' Psychologist, with a specific interest in working with people with ASD who have OCD or other anxiety difficulties.
Phone: (021) 142 4838
Email: summitpsychology@hotmail.com

Kim Gregory - (BApp Soc Sci (Couns), Dip-Counselling, Member NZAC) - for adults with ASD and parents
Phone: (09) 296 7587
Mobile: (021) 154 4823
Email: kimgregory@orcon.net.nz

Jules Adams - private counselling/support for children with ASD and their families
Phone: (09) 447 0121, or (09) 445 7316
Mobile: (021) 274 0632

Olya Kolyaduke - Child and Family psychologist with experience supporting children, young people, and their families with ASD around social skills or challenges around mental health.
Email:  o.kolyaduke@gmail.com
Website: www.youngminds.co.nz

 

Education

Autism New Zealand Education Programmes
Email: training@autismnz.org.nz

Disability Services Auckland University
Phone:( 09) 373 7599 extn 888808, or (09) 623 8899 extn 48459
Email: r.williams@auckland.ac.nz
Website: www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/eo-disability-services

Unitec Disability Support
Contact: Gail van Veen
Phone: (09) 815 4321 extn 7871
Email: gveen@unitec.ac.nz


Employment

Autism New Zealand Employment Support
Email: Employment@autismnz.org.nz

Career Service
Phone: 0800 222 733

Edge Employment - North Shore and Rodney
Phone: (09) 414 6044

Geneva Elevator
Phone: 0508 353 282
Website: www.genevaelevator.co.nz

IDEA Services (IHC) - vocational/day services
Website: www.ihc.org.nz
West/Central Auckland
Phone: (09) 826 3850
North Shore
Phone: (09) 418 4139

Poly Emp
Phone: (09) 968 8000 ext 7144
Website: www.polyemp.org.nz

Workbridge
Website: www.workbridge.co.nz

Central
Phone: (09) 302 2836

Manukau
Phone: (09) 263 6665

Albany
Phone: (09) 921 6800

Workforce
Phone: (09) 275 2074

 

Social groups

Autism New Zealand Youth with Asperger's/Autism Social Group
Opportunity for casual conversation, with a facilitator present. Participants should be able to be mindful of others' sensory issues and personal space (e.g. no shouting).
Meets on the 1st Sunday of each month, 12pm–2pm
Address: 642 New North Road, Mt Albert
Phone: (09) 846 0913
Email: youthadultsupport.auckland@autismnz.org.nz

Autism New Zealand Adult Asperger's/Autism Social Group
This group involves structured conversations about set topics. Participants should be able to be mindful of others' sensory issues and personal space (e.g. no shouting).
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month, 3pm–5pm
Address: 642 New North Road, Mt Albert
Phone: (09) 846 0913
Email: youthadultsupport.auckland@autismnz.org.nz

Autism New Zealand Adult Asperger's/Autism Drop-in Session
Opportunity for casual conversation, with a facilitator present. Participants should be able to be mindful of others' sensory issues and personal space (e.g. no shouting).
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 12pm–2pm
Address: 642 New North Road, Mt Albert
Phone: (09) 846 0913
Email: youthadultsupport.auckland@autismnz.org.nz

Auckland Peer Group

A small group of independent, intelligent Aspie folk who like to meet up each month.
Email: aucklandpeergroup@gmail.com

Seniors Social Groups
For individuals approximately 35yrs and over.
Phone: (09 488 7490
Email: chewy@phab.org.nz

Chit-Chat for all
A social skills group for students and young adults (14-22 years) with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Contact: Samantha McGillivray
Mobile: (021) 069 2506
Website: www.speech4all.co.nz

Junior Chit-Chat for all
A social skills group children (8-13yrs) with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Contact: Samantha McGillivray
Mobile: (021) 069 2506
Website: www.speech4all.co.nz

 

Supported living and accommodation

Creative Abilities and Associates - supported independent living and other services
Phone: (09) 444 0608
Website: www.creativeabilities.co.nz

IRIS - community living/home-based support services
Website: www.iris-health.org.nz

IDEA Services (IHC) - accommodation/supported living and other services
Website: www.ihc.org.nz

West/Central Auckland
Phone: (09) 826 3850

North Shore
Phone: (09) 418 4139

Healthcare NZ Auckland - home support services
Phone: (09) 303 3546
Website: www.healthcarenz.co.nz

Renaissance - supported independent living
Address: 232 Cavendish Drive, Manukau
Phone: (09) 250 4346 (after hours)
Mobile: (021) 494 893
Website: www.renaissanceconsulting.co.nz

Spectrum Care - supported living and other services
Phone: (09) 634 3790
Website: www.spectrumcare.co.nz

 

Support organisations

CCS Disability Action - services and support for all people with disabilities
Phone: 0800 227 2255, or (09) 625 9378
Email: auckland@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
Website: www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

Independent Living Service - information
Phone:(09) 625 8069
Email: info@ilsnz.org
Website: www.ilsnz.org

Anxiety New Zealand Trust
Phone: (09) 846 9776
Email: clinic@anxiety.org.nz

ASK Trust - Autism Spectrum Kiwis – support group
Email: info@asknz.net
Website: www.asknz.net

Ripple Trust - disability empowerment and support
Address: 33 East Tamaki Rd, Papatoetoe

Taikura Trust - needs assessment
Phone: (09) 278 6314 or 0800-TAIKURA

Wander Search Auckland
Phone: (09) 480 4448
Email: aucklandwandersearch@gmail.com
Website: www.wandersearch.org.nz
 
ADHD Association
Phone: (09) 625 1754
Website: www.adhd.org.nz 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
The Kari Centre (Central Auckland)
Phone: (09) 623 4646

Marinoto West (West Auckland to Helensville)
Phone: (09) 837 6657

Marinoto North (North Shore to Warkworth)
Phone: (09) 486 8999

Campbell Lodge (South Auckland)
Phone: (09) 276 0200

Fragile X New Zealand
Phone: 0508 938 0552
Email: info@fragilex.org.nz
Website: www.fragilex.org.nz

IHC Family Support
Phone: (09) 523 4198
Website: www.ihc.org.nz

LifeKidz Trust - after school care and holiday programme for children with disabilities and their siblings
Phone: (09) 533 6360
Email: deearna@lifekidz.org.nz

Ohomairangi Trust Early Intervention - 0-6 years, Māori based
Phone: (09) 263 0798

Parent to Parent NZ - support and information for parents of children with special needs
Phone: (09) 625 5021
Email: auckland@parent2parent.org.nz
Website: www.parent2parent.org.nz

The Anxiety NZ Trust
Website: www.phobic.org.nz

Special Education
Phone: 0800 622 222
Email: special.education@minedu.govt.nz

YES, Disability Resource Centre - North Shore
Phone: (09) 414 5360
Email: info@yesdisability.org.nz
Website: www.disabilityproducts.co.nz

TalkLink - assistive technology service
Phone: 0800 TALKLINK, or 0800 825 554
Website: www.talklink.org.nz

 

Therapy

Acorn Autism - speech language therapy, occupational therapy, behaviour therapy, 
Address: 126a Remuera Rd, Auckland
Phone: (09) 281 4857
Email: info@acornautism.co.nz
Website: www.acornautism.co.nz

Specialise Therapy Services - occupational therapy in-home service
Contact: Sarah Goodall
Mobile: (021) 703 313
Phone: (09) 585 1136

Speech Language Centre - social skills and communication in a safe environment
Contact: Anita Hurburun
Mobile: 021 546 917
Website: www.speechlanguagecentre.co.nz

Human Equine Assisted Learning - counselling and learning, Totara Park
Contact: Raewyn Shiels
Phone: (09) 576 8914
Email: raewynshiels@gmail.com

Riding for the Disabled
Totara Park
Phone: (09) 262 0426
Website: www.totaraparkrda.org.nz

Henderson
Phone: (09) 813 3030
Website: www.hendersonrda.org.nz

Ambury Park
Phone: (09) 634 0763
Website: www.amburyparkcentre.org.nz

North Shore
Phone: (09) 426 8110
Eastern Suburbs
Phone: (09) 521 2275 or (09) 522 2923

Greenhithe
Phone: (09) 410 4995

KidzTherapy - psychological educational assessments; social emotional assessments and counselling; speech-language assessments and therapy; occupational therapy assessments and therapy; teaching; tutoring.
Phone: (09) 849 4232
Email: info@kidztherapy.co.nz
Website: www.kidztherapy.co.nz

Rainbow House - specialist counselling services for children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Offers individual counselling, social skills groups, RDI Consultants.
Phone: (09) 520 4030
Email: therainbowhouse@gmail.com

Music Therapy
Contact: Anna Maitland
Phone: (021) 124 6603

Art therapy Māpura Studios - art classes and programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity.
Phone: (09) 845 5361
Email: info@mapurastudios.org.nz
Website: www.mapurastudios.org.nz

Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre - Grey Lynn
Phone: (09) 360 0889
Website: www.rmtc.org.nz

Sound Therapy for Children - Greenhithe
Contact: Sue Marett,
Phone: (09) 410 4995

Child's Play O.T. - private OT practice that specialises in sensory integration therapy.
Phone: (09) 300 6324
Website: www.childsplayot.co.nz

Everyday OT - offers 'one to one' clinic-based SI interventions as well as therapeutic programmes: Everyday Skate, Hang Out with Mates Holiday Programmes, and Adventure Day Camps.
Mobile: (021) 0232 6398
Email: carolyn@everydayot.com

Pro-Ed Centre - specialist in and treatment of learning difficulties and behavioural problems in children. They offer assessment of functioning & treatment for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Phone: (09) 478 5523
Website: www.proed.co.nz

Irlen Diagnostic Clinic - helping adults and children with reading, perceptual and processing problems.
Phone: (09) 576 5390
Website: www.irlen.com

SPELD (Specific Learning Difficulties) - provides information, assessment and tuition to families, whānau, schools, businesses and individuals living with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities.
Phone: 0800 773 536
Website: www.speld.org.nz

Therapy 4 Children - Occupational Therapists for Children/physiotherapists/Speech Therapy.
Contact: Caroline Bourke
Phone: (09) 535 1690
Email: carolinebourke@qualityrehab.co.nz
Website: www.qualityrehab.co.nz

TripleP Healthy Families - Behavioural Psychology Practice "Positive Parenting Programme" to help with everyday parenting problems
Phone: (09) 579 1794
Website: www.triplepcentre.net.nz

Totally Psyched
Email: referrals@psyched.org.nz
Phone: (09) 320 3086

Harmony Music Therapy
Contact: Reah Monet
Phone: (09) 9484 187
Mobile: (021) 251 7827
Email: reahmonet@gmail.com
 
CLIMB - offers support for children with autism and challenging behaviours, across home and school settings
Phone: (09) 419 5025
Mobile: (027) 956 9073
Email: climb@abatherapy.co.nz
Website: www.abatherapy.co.nz

Go Visual - visual schedules
Phone: (09) 962 6350
Mobile (021) 156 2886
Email: govisual7@gmail.com


Respite

My Care - online space to find at-home support
Phone: 0800 677 700
Email: hello@mycare.co.nz
Website: www.mycare.co.nz

Eastgate Trust - 18+ year-olds with mild-moderate intellectual disabilities
Phone: (09) 577 4556
Email: eastgatetrust@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.eastgatetrust.co.nz

IDEA Services (IHC)
Website: www.ihc.org.nz

West/Central Auckland
Phone: (09) 826 3850

North Shore
Phone: (09) 418 4139

Pukekohe
Phone: (09) 238 34 24

Manukau
Phone: (09) 262 3665

Spectrum Care
Phone: (09) 634 3790
Website: www.spectrumcare.co.nz

Creative Abilities and Associates
Phone: (09) 444 0608
Website: www.creativeabilities.co.nz

NZ Care Group - 16-30 year-olds
Phone: 0800 227 348, or (09) 526 35 70
Email: rosleahy@nzcaregroup.co.nz
Website: www.nzcare.co.nz

Disability Resource Centre - sheltered workshops, courses etc.
Phone: (09) 625 0322 or 0800 625 100

Care on Call NZ - home care. Autism New Zealand trained staff.
Phone: (09) 966 0011
Email: andrea@homechoice.co.nz
Website: www.homechoice.co.nz

Spectrum Care
Phone: (09) 634 3790
Website: www.spectrumcare.co.nz


Holiday programmes

LifeKids - an after school and school holiday programme for children with special needs and disabilities
Contact: Deearna
Phone: (09) 533 6360
Email: deearna@lifekidz.org.nz

Recreate Auckland - for junior 9-14 years, youth 15-24 years and young adults 21+ years with disabilities
Phone: (09) 638 5364
Email: info@recreate.org.nz
Website: www.recreate.org.nz
Facebook: recreatenz

Bubbledome - educational programmes with a focus on science and technology
Phone: 0800 438282
Website: www.bubbledome.com

Sratchpad - holiday programmes focused on electronics, robotics and coding (for all children).
Website: www.scratchpad.co.nz

Every day OT – hangout with mates is a motor development and social skills holiday program for children aged 5- 6 years and 7-12 years.
Email: thedifference@everydayot.com
Mobile (021) 023 26398

 

Legal issues

Auckland Disability Law
Phone: (09) 257 5140
Email: info@adl.org.nz

Health and Disability Commissioner
Phone: 0800 11 22 33
Email: hdc@hdc.org.nz

Human Rights Commission
Phone: 0800 496 877

Looking for Urgent Help?

Please note we are not an emergency service. If you have an emergency situation, please call one of the following: 

Police - 111
Youthline - 0800 37 66 33
Lifeline - 0800 54 33 54
Oranga Tamariki (Ministry for Vulnerable Children) 0508 32 64 59