Autism Connect

Autism Connect is a tool for empowering our community to connect online. Please 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.

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Why use Autism Connect?

Autism Connect is a service for the times when your Regional Outreach Coordinator may be unavailable.   It also provides an alternative platform for people who prefer to connect online.

Through Autism Connect, people can access reliable, actionable, evidence-informed information from our Outreach team around Aotearoa.

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

    • Public online support and social groups. 
    • Private online face to face meetings with an Autism Connect Outreach Coordinator or one of our Outreach team from around New Zealand. 
    • Online Education Programmes. 

See Public Video Events on Autism Connect for upcoming events.

Other features of Autism Connect:

      • 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 that provide an opportunity for community members to create virtual support or special interest groups.  These can be both public or private.

If you need assistance or have any questions you can contact us at:

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. This is also to confirm you are over 18. Our team may contact you via email and/or phone as part of the verification process. If you have any barriers to providing photo identification please contact our Autism Connect Outreach Coordinator

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 eg: student 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, or 04 803 3501, or 20 Sydney St, Petone, 5012.

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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, 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.