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Autism profile – Trisha Toreka Lealiifano-Mariota

Our last community profile for the month is . Trisha is the co-leader of the Pasifika Autism Support Group PASG in Wellington. The group works with Pasifika families to provide support and advice. Trisha also...

Autism Month Profile – Joanne Dacombe

Our third Autism Month profile is about Joanne Dacombe. Joanne was diagnosed as autistic later in life and is the mother to an autistic adult son. This gives her familiarity with many issues around autism...

Autism Month Profile – Cecily Shaw

Our second community profile is Cecily Shaw. Cecily is a classical singer who graduated with a Masters degree in Music from the University of Waikato, where she studied the experiences of neurodivergent musicians. She is...

Autism Month Profile – Ricky Townsend

As part of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, we will publishing a few profiles of people in the autistic and wider autism community. Our first profile is Ricky Townsend, an award-winning filmmaker from Christchurch. He...

Low Sensory Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics in Christchurch

We are very pleased to announce that bookings can now be made for the Low Sensory Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics in Christchurch. There are two options available: Nurse Maude Ballroom, 24 McDougall Ave, Christchurch Friday 11...

Man with autism who took off mask ordered to leave shop despite having exemption

A man with autism says he was left feeling humiliated and angry after being told his face mask exemption was not legitimate while he shopped at a city mall. Autism New Zealand​ chief executive Dane...

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