Autism New Zealand

Support starts here

Taking every step together, our vision is to empower the autistic and wider autism communities.

Navigating the world of autism.

We’ve spent many years working with autistic people and the wider autism community to help support, inform, and educate. Let Autism New Zealand take every step with you.

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects approximately 93,000* New Zealanders. The traits associated with autism span a wide spectrum and lead to a different way of seeing the world and interacting with others. Autism New Zealand has worked continuously with the community to deliver thousands of educational programmes that increase public understanding of autism. We assist autistic people and those who make up their support network to learn about autism and find the supports and services they would like to access.

*Taking international prevalence figures; Maenner, M. J., Shaw, K. A., Baio, J., Washington, A., Patrick, M., DiRienzo, M., . . . Dietz, P. M. (2020). Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children aged 8 years Рautism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, 100 sites, United States, 2016. MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 69(No. SS-4), 1-12. doi: