Disability Connect is the new trading name of Parent and Family Resource Centre Inc.

Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. was established in Auckland the early 1990’s as an umbrella organisation to support families raising a child with a disability.

In May 2014 Disability Connect moved to new premises at 3B Olive Road, Penrose.  We have spacious, modern offices with one large seminar room available for use by other disability organisations (feel free to enquire about this).  We are disability accessible and have a visitors carpark at our front door.  We look forward to seeing you soon!



Disability Connect can now receive online donations via credit card.  We appreciate any donation from you!


‘The Present and Future Disability Sector (and some of the Past too)’ Forum

Forum video


‘What happens when we are no longer here’ Forum

Forum video


Video Resources

Click on the buttons below to view the new translated video resources designed to help parents navigate the disability sector.  These links will take you to the first video in the series of 7 videos.  We have videos with English subtitles, Korean subtitles and Simplified Chinese subtitles.


English version


Korean subtitles


Chinese subtitles


Blog Conversations

Click here to view Colleen’s latest blog about Special Education.  Colleen Brown is our Board Chair.

Click here to view a press release from Education Minister Hekia Parata dated 24-11-16 – re Single Point Access Learning Support.

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Latest News

Seminars 2018

Education Legal Issues, Individualised Funding including Respite, Living Options, Planning for Adulthood, Sexuality, Transition out of School and Work and Income Supports

Support Groups – Chinese Autism Support Group, Indian Families Parents Support Group, Parents Support Group

Disability Support Guide available in English, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic  – Our popular (and free!) To order copies contact Disability Connect on 09 636 0351 or email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz

Good news stories – We value feedback and are collecting good news stories from our membership about how we have helped you at some point over the last few years. Click here to read two stories we have collected. We would love to receive your story too – send to lisa@disabilityconnect.org.nz  or phone Lisa on 636 0351.

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