About Us

Autism New Zealand empowers the autistic and autism communities to make informed choices and take action: every step together.

Autism New Zealand is here to provide services and support, education and information on autism for autistic people and family/whānau, caregivers, and professionals who engage with them. Autism New Zealand works to:

  • Support autistic people and those who make up their support network – who want active assistance – in a collaborative way that helps them and their community, including liaising with other agencies on their behalf.
  • Educate individuals, families/whānau, professionals and other interested parties about autism, by providing a range of evidence-based, tailored courses that offer practical strategies, tools and information to manage effectively for the best outcomes
  • Inform individuals, families/whānau, professionals and the wider public about autism via a variety of mediums including social media, website, newsletters and resources as well as distributing the latest information and research relating to autism.
  • Advocate for autistic people by providing submissions on relevant legislation and providing comment on government policy relating to autism and raising awareness of autism to promote inclusive behaviours in society.

How to join Autism New Zealand

Contact us for a membership form to join as a general or financial member. Membership enables you to receive our information kit, ongoing contact with an Outreach Coordinator, access to local support groups, newsletters and updates.

Become a member

Forever grateful for our generous sponsors

Bay Trust
Community Trust South
Dunedin City Council
Foundation North
One Foundation
Lottery Grants Board
Pub Charity
Rata Foundation
The Lion Foundation
The Southern Trust