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

Albert Eden Local Board
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
Well Energy Trust

Register for Autism Connect

Autism Connect

Autism Connect Service.

Autism Connect App

The Autism Connect app is a video chat tool for connecting our community together. Created for autistic people and those who make up their support network – so that they can connect, share learnings and journey together.

For the safety of our Autism NZ users and online community, we require every user to be verified using photo identification. Our team may contact you via email and/or phone as part of the verification process, prior to issuing you a username and password to use the Autism Dashboard and requested services.

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains which information Autism NZ collects on www.autismnz.org.nz, what we do with it and your rights to correct or change it.

Personal information
We only collect personal information if you choose to give it to us. If you submit a registration form or make a financial donation you provide us with personal contact information so we can connect with you to make further arrangements. All information provided will be held in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.

We do use common internet technologies such as cookies on our website, and collect non-personal information to track traffic on our sites to improve our services. This data does not include personal information and is not linked to any personal information you may provide through our website.

Use and disclosure
The personal information you provide to us will only be used for the purposes for which you supplied it, or, in exceptional situations, for other reasons permitted under the Privacy Act 2020.

No personal contact information will be supplied to any third party.

This privacy policy only relates to our site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the practices of sites of other organisations and businesses we may link to on our site. Please check the privacy policies on external sites before providing personal information to them or any other third party.

Your right to access information
The New Zealand Privacy Act of 2020 gives you the right to access and correct, update or delete any personal information that we hold about you. Contact us with your request.

Hit 'register' below and one of our team will verify your details and be in contact once your service request is approved.