Adult diagnosis

Charlotte West
Address: 181 Selwyn Street, Christchurch, 8024
Phone: (04) 337 3659
Email: cwest99@gmail.com

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

Olive Webb
Address: 91 Cordy’s Rd, Hororata
Phone: 021 225 6633 or (03) 318 0880 
Email: owebb@iahs.com

Ruth Baker
Email: arbak@clear.net.nz 
Email: www.avaruthbaker.com

University of Canterbury
Address: 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
Phone: (03) 369 4336
Email: psychology@canterbury.ac.nz 
Website: www.psyc.canterbury.ac.nz

 

Child diagnosis

Carolyn Doughty
Phone: (021) 179 9466
Email: childspecialistpsychology@gmail.com

Cherie Benns
Address: 303 Selwyn St, Spreydon, Christchurch, 8041
Phone: (027) 5050 678
Email: cherie.benns@gmail.com
Website:  www.cheriebenns.com

Sharyn Gousmett
Phone: (027) 519 2433
Email: willowpsychology@gmail.com

 

Social groups

AJ day programme 
Address: 426 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011
Phone: (03) 3749839
Email: jims@ajs.org.nz
Website: www.ajs.org.nz

Badminton Group
Thursday evening sessions, between 4pm and 5pm, at Badminton Hall, Pages Road (next to Cowles Stadium). Run in conjunction with Badminton Canterbury and Special Olympics. These fun sessions allow for skill development.
All ability levels (over the age of 8 years) are welcome. Family members may to come along and join in as well, as the group always requires people to hit the shuttle back!

Chris Ruth Centre
Address: 20 Tankerville Road, Hoon Hay, Christchurch 8025
Phone: (03) 339 2930 or (027) 540 8561
Email: admin100@chrisruthcentre.co.nz 
Website: www.chrisruthcentre.co.nz

Clip 'n’ Climb at the YMCA Adventure Centre
The Autism Evening runs every Wednesday during the school term from 4.00pm until 5.15pm. These sessions are run under the guidance of expert tutors.
Entry is payable on the door.
Address: The YMCA Adventure Centre, 239 Waltham Road, Christchurch.

Ten-Pin Bowling Group
Every Tuesday evening a small group meet at Garden City Bowl to socialise and partake in ten-pin bowling. Each session costs $10 and runs for approximately an hour from 7pm. We also welcome siblings and friends to come along and join in the fun if they wish to. The more the merrier.

 

Support Groups

Parent support group
On the last Friday of every month from 10-11.30am.
Contact: Debra 
Email: Debra.Lord@autismnz.org.nz

Young adult social group
Monday nights
Contact: Debra 
Email: Debra.Lord@autismnz.org.nz

Lego group
A group that uses Lego to help build social and communication skills.
Contact: Debra
Email: Debra.Lord@autismnz.org.nz

 

Support Organisations

CCS Disability Action 
Address: 224 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
Phone: (03) 365 5661 or 0800 227 2255 
Email: Canterbury@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz
Website: www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

Helen Wagstaff
ASD Coordinator
Address: CDS, Chch Hospital, 2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Phone: 027 523 1031
Email: Helen.Wagstaff@cdhb.health.nz

Lifelinks 
Address: 42 Buchan St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023 
Phone: 0800866877 or (03)-365 9593
Email: office@lifelinks.co.nz or referrals@lifelinks.co.nz
Website: www.lifelinks.co.nz

Work and Income
Website: www.workandincome.govt.nz

Workbridge
Address: 337 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Phone: 03 962 8369
Email: christchurch@workbridge.co.nz
Website: www.workbridge.co.nz

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