About Us

Disability Connect (formerly The 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 a 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!

We are governed by a board, consisting of 9 members:

Colleen Brown (Board Chair)    Colleen (270x360)

Sharon King (Secretary)   Sharon King

Wendy Duff (Treasurer)

Wendy Duff

Anne Martin

Heather Madill                          Heather (270x360) (2)

Martine Abel                       martine and Westin at home jpg (2)

Tim Sutton

Tim (270x360)

Vasantha Naidoo


Yasmine Bendjafer



We have 3 full-time and 3 part-time staff members:


Lisa Martin (Centre Director)


Virginia Desai (Business Support)


Sanny Chan (Community Disability Cultural Advisor) – speaks Mandarin and Cantonese


Robyn Hoffman (Information Advisor and Administration)


Asoka Gamage-Mendis (Community Disability Cultural Advisor)


Angela Walter (Social Worker)




If you have any queries or questions please feel free to contact us via the form below or alternatively we have our contact details listed.

Phone (09) 636 0351
Facsimile (09) 636 0354

Physical Address
3B Olive Road (up driveway)
Auckland 1061

Postal Address
PO Box 13 385
Auckland 1643


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