We are here to help with practical & holistic, hands-on family support, led by the family/whanau’s priorities and values with guidance and input from a trained and experienced Family Consultant.
Support is available for families with a child or young person up to the age of 21 years. Families/whanau can access our services when their child has been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or when they are on the pathway to diagnosis.
Referrals & requests for support can be made by a health professional, school, social worker or by the family themselves.
Our role is to provide information, support and practical strategies across any issues the family may be facing including behaviour, anxiety, communication, routines, school and any other autism-related issues.
Family Support Options
1. FAMILY SUPPORT by phone/email/Zoom (FREE)
Discuss your child/young person’s particular needs with an experienced Autism Family Consultant. We provide a listening ear, information, strategies & unlimited resources to help you to manage your child’s autism and be confident in your parenting.
This services is provided free to families thanks to grants and donations from our supporters.
2. “CHAT” FAMILY SUPPORT SESSION
Book a half hour Autism CHAT with a Family Consultant.
Meet with one of our friendly, experienced consultants for a relaxed session to discuss any issues or questions you have related to autism (eg. behaviours, school, anxiety, communication, social skills, diagnosis, toileting, sleeping etc). These sessions are designed with a focus on your family, equipping you with the information, tips, strategies & unlimited resources you need to be able to support your child and be confident in your parenting.
Suggested donation $20 per session.
Meet one of our friendly, experienced Family Consultants in your home, or at a place convenient to you. Here you will be able to dive deeper into the issues you are facing with your child/young person. The visit normally lasts between 1-1.5 hours and will be followed up with support via phone, email or Zoom. Includes unlimited information & resources.
Suggested donation $100 per visit.