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Parent to Parent

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    We run a wide range of services, programmes and events to connect and empower families caring for children with disabilities. Our national office is based in Hamilton, with 14 regional offices around New Zealand.

    Support Parent Network
    Parent to Parent connects new families with specially-trained volunteer support parents who have a family member with the same or similar disability to their child. Sometimes there’s just no substitute for experience! 

    Having a brother or sister with a disability can be challenging. We run programmes, camps and workshops to support siblings to thrive in their unique family environment. Hundreds of siblings go through our SibSupport programme each year.

    Information Service
    Our dedicated research team provides free information to families on any disability or health condition from the very rare to the more common. We respond to around 4,000 requests for information every year!

    We run a range of programmes and workshops delivered by trained facilitators nationwide, on topics such as understanding autism, anxiety and self-care.

    Parent to Parent also helps deliver the nationwide services of Altogether Autism and Care Matters.




    Injury, illness or disability
    Pregnancy and parenting

    Supporting parents and siblings who have a family member with a disability.

    Family / whānau



    Age groups

    • Adult / Pakeke