Disability Connect


About this resource

Disability Connect provides culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) disability information and advisory service to improve the quality of information to non-English speaking families in the South Auckland region and to connect them to appropriate services.

Services include:

  • Telephone/email and in-person conversations (interpreted if necessary)
  • Seminars including such topics as:
    • Navigating the New Zealand Disability Sector
    • Education Transition phases (Early Childhood Education to Primary school and progressing to Secondary school, and Secondary school to Community)
    • Ministry of Health Disability Support Services
    • The Needs Assessment and Service Coordination process
    • Some disability specific seminars such as Autism support/info
    • Information on other possible supports including Work and Income
  • Disability Support Guide available in English, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic.  To order free copies contact Disability Connect on 09 636 0351 or email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz
  • Translated video resources designed to help parents navigate the disability sector in English with Korean and Simplified Chinese subtitles.

For more information please contact Robyn Hoffman - Disability Information Advisor, phone 09-636-0351, email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz 

or Lidea Leung – Community Disability Cultural Advisor (Cantonese & Mandarin), phone 09-526-1298, email disabilityadvisor@disabilityconnect.org.nz  

How to access:

3B Olive Road (up driveway), Penrose, Auckland 1061

PO Box 13 385, Onehunga, Auckland 1643

Phone: (09) 636 0351


April 2021

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