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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Support groups – Disability Connect

Disability Connect offers cultural special support groups to families with children of special needs as part of the CALD  service (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Disability Information and Advisory Service) for different ethnic groups. We have a ”Chinese Families Autism Support Group” that runs every third Tuesdays of a month and an “Indian Families with Children of Special Needs Support group” which runs monthly. We welcome all families with special needs to join the relevant support group. It is a great opportunity for parents to share their experience and network with each other.  Please contact Sanny at Disability Connect for more information or bookings, phone 09 526 1298 (DDI)/09 636 0351 or sanny@disabilityconnect.org.nz


Education Legal 13 October 2015 – West Auckland now with Sign Language Interpreter

We bring you another Education Legal Seminar by Nan Jensen at Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation, 2 Claude Brookes Drive (off Edmonton Road) Henderson 7-9pm.  For more information click here   We also have several other Education Legal Seminars in the next 2 weeks across Auckland coming up as well, for more information click here

Work and Income Seminar – 15th October 2015 – West Auckland

This seminar is hosted by Disability Connect with Vaughan Dodd and colleagues (Work and Income Disability Advisors) This will be held at Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation, 2 Claude Brookes Drive (off Edmonton Road) Henderson 7-9pm .  For more information on this seminar and one the following week on the 21st October click here

Trust and Welfare Guardianship seminar – Albany

Please note that the time has changed. We are now running this seminar from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on the 21st October.  For more information click here.




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