Autism Connect

Autism Connect is a tool for empowering our community to connect online. It will be available in January 2022. But you can still register using the form below.

Fill out the form and one of our team will contact you to confirm registration details. We will email you once your account has been set up.

Already registered?

Please upload valid form of identification.
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Why use Autism Connect?

Autism Connect is a service for the times when our Outreach Coordinators are unavailable, as well as an alternative service for people who prefer to connect online.

Through Autism Connect, people can access:

  • Reliable, actionable, evidence-informed information
  • Support by connecting them to a network of local organisations and stakeholders who provide services and support in the field of autism

Autism Connect has the functionality to connect the community with free, real-time events such as:

  • Regular, educational programmes or promotions run by leading specialists in autism, delivering a range of relevant subjects
  • Weekly, fun quizzes and social events online – and we welcome input from the community about these events
  • Confidential, face-to-face virtual meetings, with the Autism Connect Outreach Coordinator

Other features of Autism Connect:

Autism Connect features both private chat and public chat forums. This means you can connect with other like-minded people in a way that works for you.

Video Events

Video events are a way for community members to create virtual support or interest groups that can be both public or private.

Contact us:

If you need assistance you can contact us via email at:

autismconnect@autismnz.org.nz
 

Why we need your identification?

For the safety of our Autism Connect users and 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 Autism Connect. If you have any barriers to providing photo identification please email: membership@autismnz.org.nz

What is photo identification?

Photo identification or photo ID is an identity document that includes a photograph of the holder, usually only their face. The most commonly accepted forms of photo ID are those issued by government authorities, such as driver’s licenses, identity cards and passports, but special-purpose photo ID can also be accepted.

Privacy Statement:

The personal information collected from you on this form is required by Autism New Zealand for the purposes of providing our services. It may also be used for statistical purposes in a way that will not identify the individual. The information collected will be held securely in our Dynamics 365 system and Autism New Zealand will respect the confidentiality of the information collected. Providing some information is optional however if you choose not to enter your name or contact details, we may be unable to provide our services.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at lee.patrick@autismnz.org.nz, or 04 803 3501, or 20 Sydney St, Petone, 5012.