Category Archives: Help Groups

Where was Autism NZ on World Autism Awareness Day?

World Autism Awareness Day was on April 2nd. It’s come and gone, and you wouldn’t have known it even existed in New Zealand. I searched the following sites, for either written or video content: NZ Herald,,, as well … Continue reading

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From Diagnosis to Support, Part One: The Kindergarten Years

I’ve decided I should record the steps we went through, from diagnosis to full and on-going support for our autistic son. It was a very long and stressful journey, but worth the outcomes. I hope by sharing this other people … Continue reading

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“We’re here to help you (feel hopeless)”

Once we got our son’s autism diagnosis, our family was entitled to a wide variety of government-funded help and services. One of those entitlements was to funding for us to spend on the services that we chose as a family … Continue reading

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Till Autism Do Us Part

Sometimes people really want to make your life better, but don’t know how, and in the process of trying to help they make things that much worse. This applies in a lot of ways to the help offered to families … Continue reading

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Why do you love him?

We’ve had contact with many different help groups over the past two years – some by referral through other (mostly government) organisations, some by direct contact. There was one we had been referred to, which took over a year to … Continue reading

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