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.  When the organisation was formed we were based at what was the original Greenlane Hospital.  We moved to bigger premises in Onehunga in the early 2000’s at Princes Street, Onehunga.  We had other tenants with us in that premise including Auckland Down Syndrome Association, Cystic Fibrosis Auckland Branch and Tamaki Ngati Kapo (a support organisation for the vision impaired Maori community).

In May 2014 Disability Connect moved to new premises at 3B Olive Road, Penrose.  We have spacious, modern offices with two large seminar rooms 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!

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Latest News

Child Poverty Action Group Report Launch – “It shouldn’t be this hard”

The report is about disabled children in New Zealand losing out on welfare supports that are supposed to help them and their families. Our own Colleen Brown delivered a speech at the launch. Click here to see the interview. NZ Herald also published an article on the report on Thursday 19 March. Click here to read. 

And here is Colleen at the launch: Colleen CPAG 3

 

New Networker Magazine

Our December 2014 Networker magazine has just been printed – the topic of this edition is ‘Living Options for a Person with a Disability’.  We have emailed a copy via MailChimp to our database, but if you prefer a print version please contact us on 636-0351 or email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz  – alternatively click here to view the pdf version of our December 2014 Networker.  Happy reading! If you would like to view the list of possible providers, please click here.

Individualised Funding including Respite seminars
We have new seminars for 2015.  Click here to view more.

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