Wendy was re-elected on to the Autism NZ Board in 2014. I was previously a Board Member (2000 -2012) including two terms as President and on the local branch committee of the Auckland Branch for 18 years.
She has a 24 year old son with Autism who has recently gone into Residential care.
Wendy was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Autism in the New Years’ Honours in January 2013.
She is on the Ministry of Health DSS Consumer Consortium where representatives from approximately 15 disability groups give feedback to the Ministry of Health regarding new initiatives including what works and what doesn't.
She is also involved in an Auckland ASD/ID working group of professionals and two parents seeking to establish a pathway for dealing with severe crisis management in teenagers with autism and/or intellectual disability.
Wendy wishes to be more proactive in being part of the growth of both Autism New Zealand and the way it can support families, whanau, those with ASD both young and old.