Adult diagnosis

Carol Laubscher - Integrated Learning Therapy (ILT)
Phone: (04) 5675568 or (021) 02446163
Website: www.integratedlearningtherapy.co.nz

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

Dr Nicole Pray - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Address: Level 5, Pencarrow House, 58-66 Jervois Quay, Wellington, 6011
Phone: (027) 513 4443
Email: nicolepray@rof.net
Website: www.drnicolepray.com

Jessamy Gandy
Phone: (020) 4183 6586 
Email: jgandy@psych@outlook.com
Website: www.jessamygandy.com/

Josephine Leach
Address: 2 Ganges Road, Khandallah, Wellington, 6035
Phone: (04) 479 5980 or (027) 4426 5030
Email: jleech@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.nzccp.co.nz

Kim Coldham-Fussell
Address: 217 High Street, Lower Hutt, 5011
Phone: (021) 206 9400
Email: kim.cf@windowslive.com
Website: www.kimcoldham-fussell.com

Lynne Goodbrand - Kapiti Psychological Associates
Address: 22 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu, 6035
Phone: (021) 02993427 
Email: lgoodbrand@gmail.com or kapitipsychologicalassociates@gmail.com
Website: www.nzccp.co.nz

Ray Powell (Registered Psychologist)
Address: 5 Trinidad Cres, Grenada Village, Wellington, 6037
Phone: (04) 478 7005 or (022) 413 6577
Email: ray@powellpsychology.nz
Website: www.powellpsychology.nz

Roxie Orr (Clinical Psychologist)
Phone: (021) 982 644
Website: www.roxieorrpsychology.co.nz

Victoria University Psychology Training Clinic
Phone: (04) 463 6400
Email: psychclinic@vuw.ac.nz
Website: www.victoria.ac.nz

Wellington Psychological Associates
Address: Level 5, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington 
Phone: (04) 472 0710
E-mail: info@welpa.co.nz
Website: www.welpa.co.nz

 

Child and youth diagnosis

Capital and Coast District Health Board: Child Development Team Child Health Services
Based at the Puketiro Centre, Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua and Ewart Building, Newtown, Wellington.

Email: info@ccdhb.org.nz
Website: www.ccdhb.org.nz
Cut-off age of sixteen years. But for many older children, the CAMHS may be more appropriate.
Needs Advisor at Capital Support
Phone: (04) 230 6400 or (04) 385 5999

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Locations and Intake Officer numbers:
Wellington:
Address: 21 Hania St, Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011.
Phone: (04) 801 2960
Email: tewharetipu.admin@ccdhb.org.nz
Porirua:
Address: Level 3, BNZ Tower, Hartham Place, Porirua
5th Floor, Pember House, Hagley St, Porirua.
Phone: (04) 237 2860 or (04) 381 1660
Kapiti:
Address: Kapiti Health Centre, Warrimoo Street Paraparaumu.
Phone: (04) 801 2960 or (04) 903 0260
Email: kcmht@ccdhb.org.nz
Wairarapa:
Address: Level 2, 49-51 Lincoln Road, Masterton
Phone: (06) 946 9808

Hutt Valley District Health Board: Child Development Team Child Health Services
Phone: (04) 237 5222 or (04) 566 6999
Address: 638 High Street, Lower Hutt,
Website: www.huttvalleydb.org.nz

Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Service (ICAFS) - Nikau Centre
CSS – (Child Specialty Service) ages 0 – 12 years and their families
Referral must be through GP or another health professional to the CSS Team Leader.
Address: Nikau Centre, Hutt Hospital, 622 High Street, Lower Hutt
Phone: (04) 570 9600

Jessamy Gandy
Phone: (020) 4183 6586 
Email: jgandy@psych@outlook.com
Website: www.jessamygandy.com/

YSS – (Youth Specialty Services)
Ages 13 – 18 years inclusive. (18 yo living independently see the Adult Mental Health Service).
Referral can be by family or young person in question to the YSS Team Leader
Phone: (04) 570 9600

 

Education

There are two special schools in the Wellington Region; Kimi Ora (www.kimiora.school.nz) and Mahinawa School. There are also learning support units. Contact Special Education regarding these.

Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)
Learning Support
Lower Hutt:
Phone: (04) 463 8699
Email: support.lowerhutt@education.govt.nz 
Porirua:
Phone: (04) 237 5808
Email: support.porirua@education.govt.nz 
Andrea Williams (Manager) 
Learning Support 
Greater Wellington Area
Phone: (04) 463 8686

 

Social groups

Autism Intervention Trust
Address: 79 Copeland Street, Epuni, Lower Hutt 5011
Phone: (04) 567 4082
Email: weit@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.autisminterventiontrust.org.nz

YMCA
Website: www.ymcawellington.org.nz 
Head Office
Address: 67 Pilmuir Street, Lower Hutt
Phone: (04) 568 3252
Upper Hutt
Address: Somme Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt
Phone: (04) 527 3380
Porirua:
Address: Level 3 Pember House, 18 Hagley Street, Porirua
Phone: (04) 233 1593
They occasionally have holiday programmes for kids with special needs but inquire with them regarding your child’s needs.

IHC
National Office
Address: 57 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
Phone: (04) 463 2492 or (04) 472 2247 or 0800 442 442
E-mail: librarian@ihc.org.nz
Website: www.ihc.org.nz

RDA (Riding for the Disabled)
Hutt Valley Group
Address: Country Lane, Silverstream
Phone: (04) 527 8360
Email: hvrda@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.huttvalleygrouprda.wordpress.com

RDA (Riding for the Disabled)
Wellington Group
Address: 610 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381
Phone: (04) 237 5550
Website: www.wellingtonrda.org.nz

Mixed Ability Gymnastic Classes
Please contact Lynne Breed 
Phone: (04) 387-1193

Learning Connection
Low pressure, non-exam place to learn art skills. Accommodating to a wide range of people and at least one family has found it to be a positive space for their adult child with autism.
Address: 182 Eastern Hutt Road, Taita, Lower Hutt 5019
Phone: (04) 568 0320 or 0800 278 769
Email: info@tlc.ac.nz
Website: www.tlc.ac.nz

Vincent’s Art Workshop
Address: 148 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone: (04) 499 1030 or (027) 407 5706
Email: vincentsartworkshop@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.vincents.co.nz

Art Compass
Marcel Baaijens 
Phone: (04) 384 8407

ACE House (Wellington After Care Association)
Address: Level 1, James Smith Corner, 49-61 Cuba Street
Phone: (04) 385 7302
Website: www.wgtnaftercare.org.nz

New Directions is a one-year course located at the Porirua Campus of Whitirea Polytechnic. Maximum enrollment: 13 people, with 2 tutors.
Phone: (04) 237 3103 ext 3756

The Halberg Trust - Activity Fund
Phone: 0800 425 2374
Website: www.halberg.co.nz

Healthy Lifestyles
Sport Wellington
Address: Level 1, 223 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon, Wellington
Phone: (04) 380 2070 ex 218
Email: info@sportwellington.org.nz
Website: www.sportwellington.org.nz

 

Supported living and accommodation

Work and Income NZ Allowances: 
For information on any benefit or allowance Work and Income New Zealand.
Phone: 0800 559 009
Website: www.workandincome.govt.nz
Health & Disability Coordinator, WINZ 
Phone: (04) 918 4685

TalkLink
Address: 185-187 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone: (04) 381 4956
Website: www.talklink.org.nz
They may be able to assist families with funding applications for communication equipment.

Get in touch with the NASC in your area: http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-topics/disability-services/needs-assessment-and-services-coordination-services
Get in touch with community residential support services: http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-topics/disability-services/community-residential-support-services
In the event that you are not eligible for these services, or they are not suitable for you, you could try CCS Disability Action: http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/lifestages/becoming-an-adult

Keys Social Housing
Keys Social Housing provides independent living and practical support around managing a tenancy. Wellington, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Hamilton and Auckland.
Address: Level 1, Southmark House, 203 Willis Street, Wellington
Phone: (04) 385 8722
Email: support@communityhousing.org.nz
Website: www.communityhousing.org.nz

Spectrum Care
Spectrum Care offers respite services in the Wellington region, for children, young people, and adults.
Email: info@spectrumcare.org.nz
Website: www.spectrumcare.org.nz

Community Connections
Community Connections is a supported living service, though they do also have some residential options. You will need to be referred through the NASC.
Email: admin@ccslt.org.nz
Website: www.ccslt.org.nz
Kapiti (Main Office):
Address: 1/7 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 5032
Phone: (04) 298 7703
Johnsonville Office:
Address; Level 1, 21-29 Broderick Road, Johnsonville
Phone: (04) 384 25 84
Lower Hutt Office:
Address: 31F Railway Ave, Alicetown, Lower Hutt
Phone: (04) 569 2903

Pathways Support Services
Address: 181 Thorndon Quay, Wellington 6242
Phone: (04) 473 9009
Email: wellington@pathways.co.nz
Website: www.pathways.co.nz

MASH Trust
Phone: (04) 566 9477 or 0800 627 4878
Website: www.mashtrust.org.nz

IHC
IHC has an excellent library.
Phone: 0800 442 442 
E-mail: librarian@ihc.org.nz
Website: www.ihc.org.nz

Open Home Foundation
This foundation may be able to assist you in organising a foster family. It often has a 2-3 week wait list.
Phone: (04) 566 3990
Website: www.ohf.org.nz

Challenge 2000
This agency may be able to assist you in organising a foster family.
Address: 1 Wanaka Street, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037
Phone: (04) 477 6827 or (04) 477 0338
Email: info@challenge2000.org.nz
Website: www.challenge2000.org.nz

KaraHandD’s 
Phone: (04) 567 2622

 

Support Organisations

Assistance with Nappies
Hutt Valley DHB – Paediatric Community Nursing
Phone: (04) 566 6999 Ext 2608

Selena Ransfield
Capital Coast DHB – Paediatric Community Nursing
Phone: (04) 385 5999 Ext 7347

Assistance with fencing
Ministry of Health ‘Enable Funding’ may be able to assist if this is an essential requirement. This need will be assessed by a Community Occupational Therapist.
Capital Coast Health
Phone: (04) 385 5999
Community Health
Phone: (04) 570 9672

Assistance at a kindergarten.
Lower Hutt
Phone: (04) 463 8699
Email: support.lowerhutt@education.govt.nz 
Porirua
Phone: (04) 237 5808
Email: support.porirua@education.govt.nz

ISADD (Intervention Services for Autism and Developmental Delay)
NZ coordinator: Ann Cowan
Phone: (04) 478 2025
Website: www.isadd.co.nz

ABConsultants 
Email: abconsultantsNZ@gmail.com

Wellington Early Intervention Trust
Please contact the Manager
Address: 79 Copeland Street, Epuni, Lower Hutt 5011
Phone: (04) 567 4082
Email: weit@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.weit.org.nz

Children’s Therapy Clinic
Address: Lower Hutt
Phone: (04) 589 4959 or (021) 462 743
Email: diane@childrenstherapy.co.nz
Website: www.childrenstherapy.co.nz

Therapy Associates
Phone: (04) 527 9582

IHC
National Office
Address: 57 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
Phone: (04) 463 2492 or (04) 472 2247 or 0800 442 442
E-mail: librarian@ihc.org.nz
Website: www.ihc.org.nz

Tautoko
Address: Suite 2, 99 Mana Esplanade, Paremata 5026
Phone: (04) 233 01 64
Email: info@tautoko.org.nz
Website: www.tautoko.org.nz

Single Parents -Birthright Wellington
Wellington & Porirua Social Worker
Address: 89B Thorndon Quay, Wellington 4500
Phone: (04) 499 0055 or 0800 457 146
Email: info@birthrightwellington.org.nz
Website: www.birthright.org.nz

Personal Advocacy Trust
Phone: 0800 728 7878
Email: advocacy@PAT.org.nz
Website: www.patrust.org.nz

MASH Trust
Phone: 0800 627 4878
Website: www.mashtrust.org.nz

NZ Care group
Address: 10 Ranui Terrace, Tawa, Wellington 5032
Phone: (04) 237 0487
Website: www.healthcarenz.co.nz

Specialised Cares Services Wellington
Phone: (04) 569 6697 – Rebecca
Email: rebecca@specialisedcare.co.nz

SuperGrans – Lower Hutt
Address: Level 2, Russell Keown House, 38 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt 5010
Phone: (04) 566 9778
Email: manager@supergran.org.nz
Website: www.supergrans.publishpath.com

Parent to Parent NZ Inc - Wellington Office
Phone: 04 569 9398
Email: wellington@parent2parent.org.nz
Website: www.parent2parent.org.nz
Coordinator: Sue Trueman. 

The Cloud 9 Foundation
Phone: 04 232 4795
Email: admin@cloud9foundation.co.nz
Website: www.withyoueverystepoftheway.com

Facebook Groups
Autism in NZ - https://www.facebook.com/groups/22057177435/
Autism Action NZ - https://www.facebook.com/groups/539897906136075/?ref=groups
VIPinNZ - https://www.facebook.com/groups/639074169528061/?ref=groups

Community Mental Health 
Regional Service by CCDHB, HVDHB and Wairarapa DHB
Intensive Clinical Service (up to 17 years)
Address: 113 Adelaide Road, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021
Phone: (04) 570 9600 or (04) 801 4830
Website: www.mhaids.health.nz

Ann Marie Pike Counsellor
Address: Chrysalis, Paraparaumu
Phone: (027) 241 784
Email: annmarie@lifeworthliving.co.nz

Sherine Mettini Counselling and coaching
Address: Level 3, 1 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Phone: (04) 972 441 or (029) 972 441
Email: sherinem@clear.net.nz or sherinemettini@gmail.com
Website: www.talkingworks.co.nz

Ava Gibson
Orb Solutions
Phone: (027) 428 2672
Email: ava@orbsolutions.co.nz
Website: www.orbsolutions.co.nz

Lion Heart Education
Reduce stress and anxiety by playing games
Lynnette 
(022) 044 9976 (Free 15-minute phone consultation available)
Email: info@lionhearteducation.com 
Website: www.lionhearteducation.com

Short-term, cheap counselling options:
Salvation Army
Address: 4 Normanby Street, Newtown, Wellington
Phone: (04) 389 0594. 
Website: www.salvationarmy.org.nz

Wesley Church and Counselling 
Address: 75 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6141 (behind Café’ Doria)
Phone: (04) 384 7695
Email: mtolo@wesleyca.org.nz

Anxiety New Zealand Trust 
Phone: (09) 849 2375 or 0800 ANXIETY (24-hour support line)
Email: reception@anxiety.org.nz
Website: www.anxiety.org.nz

  

Therapy

Robyn Armour (OT, previously worked with Tautoko Service and is now in private practice.)
Phone: (027) 243 0680
Email: robynarmour@gmail.com

Independent Living – Johnsonville
Address: 30 Phillip Street, Johnsonville, Wellington
Phone: (04) 478 6482
Email: ot@independentliving.co.nz
Website: www.independentliving.co.nz

Amelie Gingras- New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
Over 8 years’ experience working as a paediatric OT
Phone: (027) 715 4389
Email: incrediblekidsnz@gmail.com

Kimberly West OT 
Email: kim@kidsconnect.co.nz
Website: www.kidsconnect.co.nz

Diane Sprugnell OT 
Address: Lower Hutt
Phone: (04) 589 4959 or (021) 462 743
Email: diane@childrenstherapy.co.nz
Website: www.childrenstherapy.co.nz

Rosemary Emery-  Speech and Language Therapist
Phone: (04) 902 0021
Email: retro@paradise.net.nz

Muno Richards - Speech and Language Therapist
Address: Level 7, Quay Psychology, Fullbright House, 120 Featherston Street, Wellington Central
Phone: (021) 263 1389

Christian Wright - Speech and Language Therapist
Address: 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037
Phone: (04) 972 2559 or (021) 026 78113
Email: christian.wright@paradise.net.nz
Website: www.wellingtonslt.wordpress.com

Inclusive Communication LTD Speech and Language Therapist
Autism, social pragmatics, AAC
Address: Island Bay, Wellington
Phone: (022) 499 6737
Email: info@inclusive-communication.com
Website: www.inclusive-communication.co.nz

Jenni Lyons feeding, autism, communication, speech-language
www.facebook.com/SLTJenniferLyons

CLIMB Ltd
Address: 37 Wilkinson Road, Suite 3, Provender Building
Phone: 02108215917
Email: climb@abatherapy.co.nz
Website: www.abatherapy.co.nz

 Sensory Pathways Occupational Therapy

Jamie Schipper
Address:Lindale Village, 110 Main Road Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast, Wellington
Email: sensorypathwaysot@gmail.com
Website: www.sensorypathwaysot.com

 

For urgent situations or after hours

• Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234
• Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
• Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm) counselling for 5-18 year olds
• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
• Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
• Samaritans: 0800 726 666
If a child/young person’s safety is of serious concern, contact:

Child Youth and Family Service
Phone: 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)
OR
If any persons’ emotional or mental state is seriously worrying contact:

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT)
Phone: (04) 494 9169
The CATT team provides 24-hour, 7-day-per-week urgent assessment and treatment of mental health problems. In a crisis they will provide professional support and, where required, will link you to other mental health agencies.
OR
Life Unlimited
Phone: (04) 569 3102

 

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