Chinese Families Autism Support Group meetings
We are delighted to announce Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting in September.
Raising a child with Autism is a challenging task; parents may experience frustration, anxiety and depression. However, it is important for parents to look after their mental health while taking care of their children. The topic of this meeting will be on how to deal with anxiety and depression when raising a child with Autism.
Meggan Lam, Clinical Psychologist at Aronui Ora (Maternal Mental Health Service) and Koanga Tupu (Infant Mental health Service) Kari Centre, Greenlane Clinical Centre will deliver the presentation in Mandarin. Printed copies of the presentation (in English) will be available. The presentation is starting promptly at 10am.
For catering purposes it is important to register for this meeting. You can register in English or Chinese by emailing Sanny at Disability Connect firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also phone 09 636 0351 to book over the phone (English). Click here for a map link to the venue. Click here to view the flier in English or to view the flier in Chinese Click here.
Tuesday 19th September 2017 – 9:30am till 1:00pm
Social Room, Te Tuhi
13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
FREE entry and ample FREE carparking (at rear of building)
Complimentary light lunch included
Culturally Diverse Parents’ Support Group – Mt Richmond
Caring for disabled/special-needs family members
The Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as Disability Connect) is delighted to announce our Culturally Diverse Parents’ Support Group in March 2017.
Children with disabilities can sometimes struggle to understand the rules, daily routines and make choice. Using visual aids might assist these children in their daily activities. Parents would be able to guide and communicate with their child through these visual aids. The topic of this meeting is ‘Creating Visuals’.
Robin Barnaby, Service Leader from IDEA Services will deliver the presentation. Print copies of the presentation will be available. The presentation is starting promptly at 6pm.
For catering purposes it is important to register your interest. Please email Disability Connect (email@example.com) phone 09 636 0351 or text Asoka at 027 457 8571 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book. Click here for a map link to the venue. Click here to view the flier in English.
Thursday 16th March– 5:30pm till 8:00pm
Whanau room, Mt Richmond School
30 Albion Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
FREE entry and ample FREE car parking
Complimentary light supper included
Indian Parents Social Group – Otahuhu
Disability Connect wishes you a Happy New Year! We are delighted to welcome back our Indian families to the South Auckland Support Group (Otahuhu). This Parent Support Group meeting is for Indian Families raising a child or supporting a person with a disability.
The dates for this year will be as follows
This meeting would be in a relaxed ‘conversational’ environment, without an official speaker – everyone is free to talk amongst themselves, make new friends, connect for support, or just ask any questions that you’re interested in. Asoka Gamage-Mendis from Disability Connect will be hosting these evenings. Children are welcome to attend as long as they are supervised by a parent or sibling.
Please let everyone who might be interested know about this group meeting – we are welcoming, warm and approachable and want to provide a supportive environment where everyone is free to chat, ask questions or just be surrounded by others in a similar situation.
At Disability Connect we work inclusively and cross-culturally with the ethnically diverse community of Auckland.
For catering purposes it is important to register for this meeting. You can register by emailing Disability Connect email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also phone 09 636 0351 or text 027 457 8571. Click here for a map link to the venue. Here is a link to the flier
Monday 14th August– 6-8pm
Otahuhu Community Centre
High Street, Otahuhu
FREE entry and ample FREE car parking
Free light supper included